Nick Valente
Nick Valente
Professional Illustrator
Melbourne, FL, United States of America

Summary

Location

Location

Melbourne, FL

Professional Attributes

A thorough knowledge of sequential storytelling, character acting, and design. And strong understanding of perspective, figure drawing, light and shadow.
5 years experience in comics, cartooning, illustration, key frames, figurative art, and instruction.
Sequential storytelling / Illustration
Sketch card artist
Character design and cartooning
Composition
Perspective
Figurative art
Environment design
Experience with different mediums such as:
Pencil
Charcoal
Pen and ink
Markers
Digital painting
Proven ability to work with clients and colleagues to achieve all goals from initial concepts to final presentation
Experience working within and overseeing production pipelines while meeting deadlines as required
Produce work in a fast paced environment
Use of initial sketches and thumbnails for concept designs and sequential illustration
Point of contact for all clients regarding their illustration needs
Clients

Upper Deck
Marvel Entertainment
Publications

8th World Wonders
Indie Comics Magazine
Skin Crawling Comics
Key Frames- Velvet Road
Mathiator-Childrens workbook
Editorial cartooning for University of North Florida Spinnaker
Professional Experience

Instructed workshops on subjects such as:
Comic art and character design
Cartooning
Figure drawing
Convention appearances
Heroes Con 2011 and 2014
MegaCon 2014
Education

Classic Figure Drawing with Stephen Perkins
4 day workshop
Imaginism Studios- Schoolism
Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu
Storyboarding with Kris Pearn
Character Design with Stephen Silver
Fundamentals of Lighting with Sam Nielson
Organizations

The Art Students Guild of Brevard
Member 2013-Current
Treasurer 2106-2017
New Masters Academy
Member 2015-Current
nicholas.valente@gmail.com

Skills

Concept ArtDigital PaintingCharacter DesignIllustration Sequential storytelling

Software proficiency

Painter
Painter
Photoshop
Photoshop