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Paul Manchester | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 19, 2012

Paul Manchester

Creative Graphics and Illustration
   United States
  |   West Hollywood, CA
  |  3:46 pm Local Time

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I am a storyteller first and foremost. Whether creating a logo, a website, a poster or a banner ad, it all comes back to the story you want to tell. What emotions do you want that ad to conjure up in the imagination of the viewer? What type of connections do you want people to associate with your product? It is all storytelling. I am particularly good with the children's market, but love any project if you have a story to tell. I can also help you find that story. Your story is your brand and arguably the most important part of the...

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samples of art created for a steady client who does Scratcher cards. They give me a...
This is one of many backgrounds for an animated short for a popular children's...
This one of a great many backgrounds I did for an animated short for a popular...
Another animated short I created all the background art for- think this was initially...
One of a number of backgrounds I created for a short called "Furbusters"....
I wanted to give a sense of playfulness to this website for a small children's book...
I designed this website to show off the wonderful characters that Karen Knotts becomes...
This site was created with much back and forth for some wonderful folks who have a...
This client wanted to update an existing site from 750 pixels wide to 1000 px wide....
Watercolor illustration of floating city for children's story.
I did all the police sketches for a couple of years for a popular crime drama on TV.
This is an illustration for a book of humorous stories called "Pursuits of...
This is an illustration from "Pursuits of Whimsey"- for a story detailing...
This was created for "Tippie's Temper"- a story from the book "Pursuits...
Children's book illustration for "Pursuits of Whimsey"- this is about a...
A show needed an image of a UFO- I created this in Photoshop
This is one of many projected backdrops for a stage musical. Created in Photoshop.
This is one of a series of projected backdrops created for a stage musical. I created...
I created this for SAG Bookpals. it was created a long time back from sketches that I...
I create a lot of faux packaging for on screen products -
I design a lot of faux packaging for on screen products
This was a logo used for a fictitious fast food restaurant on a TV show.
I love to rescue old photos. It is a shame to lose our history needlessly- many times...
I create a lot of faux packaging for TV shows' onscreen products.
I create a lot of faux packaging for on screen products for TV shows. In this case the...

Skills (3)

traditional illustration
puppet making

Service Description

I have worked with Disney, Fox, Nickelodeon, Ty Inc. and a host of companies in the entertainment, interactive, and children's markets. I work both digitally, and in traditional media. I also build puppets, physical props, and build models.

With illustration, I typically do a pencil sketch for client review, then after some back and forth, after approval, I move to color.

I am a poet and storyteller. I have one book out at present (it is wonderful) and a play that has been done twice.

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San Jose State University
Bachelor of Arts
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children's illustration
background art
character design
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  • 12 months
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July 2012
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