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John Balsley | Elance
 
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John Balsley

illustrator, cartoonist, storyboards, comic books
   United States
  |   Chicago, IL

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

I love to draw! I am an illustrator for hire and a cartoonist constantly looking for new work and new creative challenges. I work in both traditional media and digital and also enjoy learning new techniques depending on the job. I have worked in animation studios and as a freelancer doing storyboarding, t-shirt designs, children's books, posters, concept art, album covers and my own comics at www.jwbalsleycomics.com.

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Jun 17, 2014|Illustration|$75|Working
Jun 7, 2014|Illustration|$33|Completed
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5.0
Dec 17, 2013|Animation|$0|Completed
May 12, 2013|Illustration|$30|Completed
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4.0

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Portfolio

Done in Photoshop
http://birdboat
http://grasshopperblues
http://subwayrats
A montage of random spaceships for a t-shirt design
http://spaceships
Wonder cave, designed for a t-shirt
http://happycave
A t-shirt design
http://stare
A concept idea
http://murderofcrows
Concept art in an ink wash
http://skybird
A dark political cartoon
http://futuregen
Dance the hyena way
http://happyhyenadance
From a children's book
A page from a children's book
A photoshop painting of a hyena pup in the rain
http://comeinfromtherain

Skills (4)

Tested
ink
pencil
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

Service Description

When working with clients, I like to maintain a strong dialogue throughout the entire process using either e-mails, phone or Skype to make sure they know exactly where I am in the process. I like to show them roughs and thumbnails before ever ever starting on a final piece to ensure the final product is as close to the clients vision as possible. One of the most important things I have realized through illustration and freelance is to make sure the client is getting my best and to make sure they know where I am at in the process of their needs.

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Employment

Cosmic Toast Studios
Storyboard Internship
2012 - 2012
Worked on children's shows for PBS, pilots and web series. My duties included character design, concept art, storyboarding and background design as well as designing comic book covers.
Freelance Illustrator
Illustrator
2005 - 2012
I have been a working freelance illustrator working with numerous clients and projects including storyboarding, t-shirt design, cards, concept art, children's books and logos.

Education

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts Illustration
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Keywords

illustration
pen
ink
traditional
digital
watercolor
surreal
fantasy
animals
people
comics
comic books
children'e book
album cover
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Identity
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jwbalsley
Type
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Member Since
August 2012
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