Adele K. Thomas

Illustrator & Art Director for animated TV and Film, books, education and business.

Design & Creative

Education (AdSchool)2002-2006(Queensland School of Film & Television)2000-2002(Gold Coast Institute of TAFE)
Employer ZAC Creative
Location Melbourne Australia
Website

I am a Melbourne based producer, art director & illustrator working in concept art and production development focusing on character design and environments. I have extensive experience covering areas of animation, children's books, phone applications, editorial and online education.

Currently I am looking for design/development work in the animation industry and contract/freelance illustration positions. I am also interested in positions of art direction, project co-ordination and management. I hold a Australian and British passport and open to overseas positions.

I have had various positions as a freelance and studio artist including: traditional illustration design, digital illustration, flash animation, flash character builds, character, prop and background design, colourist, storyboards, art director, project co-ordinator, director and producer.

Most recently I have worked on the design team of the Nelvana animated series The Day My Butt Went Psycho (two seasons) and in 2012 I produced, directed and designed an animated pilot for Cartoon Network/Turner Entertainment Asia.

Sometimes I'll appear in TV commercials and in the background of a TV show...and occasionally I dress up for conventions and collect LEGO minifigures!

Please visit my website or for current scribbles go to www.adelekthomas.blogspot.com

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Illustrator
  • Painting
  • Photoshop
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Portfolio

👥 Recommendations

  • Animation 1
  • Illustration 1
  • Creative & Art Direction 1

Employers

  • ZAC Creative
    Character Designer - Freelance Illustrator
    2014 - 2014

    2012:

  • Avant Card
    Freelance Illustrator
    2014 - 2014

    2011 :

  • Pearson Education
    Freelance Illustrator
    2013 - 2013

    2013: "Lights, Colours, Ninjas!" Pearson Educational Publication: Freelance Illustrator for
    their Children's Book.

  • 12 Field
    Flash Animator
    2012 - 2012

    November 2012 – December 2012 Melbourne, Australia
    Built and animated characters for short term contract.

  • Cartoon Network Asia Pacific
    Producer, Art Director, Designer
    2012 - 2012

    2011 & 2012: "Irazu" Production Bible and Animated Pilot (Cartoon Network).
    Roles: Producer, co-writer, director, project management, art director, character designer,
    background designer and painter.

  • Bogan Entertainment Solutions
    Background Artist
    2012 - 2012

    2012: "Exchange Student Zero" Cartoon Network (Hong Kong) animated TV Film:
    Background design and colouring, plus Flash character build.

  • Splicefest
    Background Artist and Assistant Producer
    2006 - 2011

    2011: "Mollusks The Series" animated 7 part web series for The Movie Network :
    Background design, colourist and assistant producer.
    2008 : "People People" music video : Colour Designer.
    2006 - 2007: "Rashman" animated series : Background colourist.

  • Australian Orangutan Project
    Freelance Illustrator
    2010 - 2010

    2010 : Orangutan Project educational program, fundraising merchandise, and other
    promotional material including the latest Scholastic Brochures : Illustrator

  • Kastner & Partners Sydney
    Freelance Illustrator
    2010 - 2010

    2010 "Motor Neurone Disease Association of Australia" Print Campaign for for Kastner &
    Partners Sydney : Supplied illustrations for three campaign print ads.

  • Murdoch Books/Pier 9
    Freelance Illustrator
    2009 - 2010

    2009: "The Monster Maintenance Manual" children's book by Peter Macinnis : Illustrated
    over 60 full colour characters.

  • Hoodlum Entertainment
    Studio Artist
    2008 - 2009

    2008 : "Primeval Evolved" online ARG in line with the ITV series Primeval : Illustrator for
    creature sketches for the online sketchbook and game concept artist. (Emmy Award
    winning and BAFTA nominated project.)
    Additional: Provided a range of artwork for client's online projects.

  • Liquid Interactive (Division of Liquid Animation)
    Studio Artist - Lead
    2006 - 2008

    2006 - 2008 : Provided artwork for online games, websites, and banners. Animated
    banners and games with Flash and also character animation for TV content. Clients
    included: TAFE, ESSI Money, Coca-Cola, Kmart, Biore and Queensland Learning.
    Additional: Lead artist on TAFE website game.

    -Lead concept/colour designer and flash animator.
    -Lead artist/animator for jobs including: Learning Federation Government)Children's games, Ninemsn.com banners, viral games, & TAFE website & game.
    -Animator for Cartoon Network Cable TVC inserts (Asia Pacific).
    -Artist for 3D textures and models.

Education

  • AdSchool
    Integrated Brand Management
    2007 - 2007
  • Queensland School of Film & Television
    Bachelor of Animation and an Honors in Animation
    2002 - 2006
  • Gold Coast Institute of TAFE
    Diploma in Multimedia
    2000 - 2002

Awards and Achievements

  • Crichton Award Finalist

    I was short-listed as a finalists in Children's Book Council of Australia's Crichton Award for children's book illustration, for my work on the Monster Maintenance Manual.


    2011
  • Best Animated Short Film

    Pacific Film and Television Commission’s Queensland New Filmmakers Awards.


    2006

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