Kristen Hadaway
Concept Artist
Abingdon, MD, 21009 • (443)-619-9153 • • Artist Portfolio:
I am a concept artist with freelance experience who is looking for full-time/contract opportunities. I am open to remote working. I am driven with a motivation for storytelling through creating engaging characters, props, and environments for games and animations.
Freelance Concept Artist/Illustrator May 2018 – Present
Remote Work
• Developed a strong ability to take direction and critique of artwork and apply client feedback to changes.
• Created portrait painting for clients and listened to their feedback for any changes they wanted.
• Adapted to established art styles or crafted new art styles in visual development to suit the needs each project.
• Created illustrated piece for the Illustrators of the Future Anthology volume 39 and was in constant communication with the art director and applied changes based on her feedback to the piece.
• Met project deadlines, reworked compositions, and established communication focused on feedback.
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH August 2021 – December 2022
• Researched game industry practices with a concentration in concept art and design.
• Created concept art for environments, characters, and props for an independent video game titled 2176: Dissimulation.
• Created an art bible for the visual development and world building of 2176: Dissimulation.
EDUCATION Towson University December 2022
Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentration in illustration | GPA 3.75
Franklin and Alice Cooley Scholarship for Fine Art August 2022
Illustrators of The Future Finalist award 3rd quarter 2022 October 2022
First place award – Horizons Juried Exhibition April 2021
Dissimulated Minds, Storage Space Gallery, Towson, MD March 2020
That Which Exists, Storage Space Gallery, Towson, MD February 2022
Undergraduate Senior Show, Holtzman MFA Gallery, Towson, MD May 2022
Undergraduate Juried Student Exhibition, Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson, MD, (Juror: Schroeder Cherry) May 2022
Reconciliation Juried Exhibition, York and Penn Gallery, Towson, MD, (Jurors: Nora Sturges, René Trevino) November 2022
Horizons Juried Art Exhibition, Marymount University’s Barry Gallery, Arlington, VA, (Juror: John Paradiso) April 2021
Art Without Boundaries Gallery, Bel Air & Havre De Grace Public Library, Bel Air, MD October 2017
PMHS Alumni Student Art Gallery, Charmed Life Gallery, Baltimore, MD May 2015
• Concept Art
• Character Design
• Illustration & Figure Drawing
• Environment Art
• Storyboarding
• Adobe Creative Cloud
• Blender • Strong work ethic
• Autodesk Maya • Self motivated
• Team Oriented • Adaptable
• Passionate • Creative problem-solving
• Innovative • Coachable

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