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Erin Zerbe | Elance
 
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Erin Zerbe

Illustration & Animation Designer
   United States
  |   Adrian, MI

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

Hey There! My name is Erin and I want to create awesome art with you! I am an Art Professor by day, and a creative genius by night. Specializing in whimsical illustrations, animation, video, and design, I bring a sense of fun to all that I do.

Freelancing is an opportunity for me to work in a variety of mediums outside of my professional art practice. I'm looking for opportunities that will challenge me creatively, push me artistically, and allow me bring your visions and needs to life.

While I consider myself a jack of all trades, I am...

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Portfolio

Commissioned "crazy cat lady" illustration in watercolor, colored pencil,...
Hyper stylized caricature in watercolor and graphite.
Hyper stylized caricature in watercolor and graphite.
Whimsical colored pencil illustration
This commission was for a client who wanted a "realistic" pencil rendering of...
created "zaftig" mermaids for businesses to sell as prints, put on mugs, t...
Designed a cute, chubby girl and her angry little cat companion. Colored pencil and ink...
This painting was done for a friend who wanted a medusa like character that possessed...
Whimsical colored pencil illustration
Commissioned illustration - The client wanted a drawing of a 4-winged angel creature...
The client wanted an illustration for the ID badges for the anime convention called...
created the overall look and personality of the character based on the textual...
I worked as a caricature artist for a summer and filled my sketch book with caricatures...

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Service Description

I like to do it all! Illustration is my passion and the primary services I am offering for illustration include:

-Editorial
-Children's Books
-Comics & Sequential Art
-Character Design/Development
-Storyboards (live action & animation)
-Commissions
-Caricatures

In animation, I work with hand-made, experimental stop motion techniques such as cut paper, hinged paper characters, erasure animations, sand on glass, and pixilation/stop motion. These exciting and experimental approaches can add a very special and unique look to your project. Some applications include:

-Short narratives
-Commercials
-Advertisements
-Fine Art Films

For video, I do everything from pre-production to post-production. I especially enjoy the editing process, and I feel it is where I particularly shine. Video services I offer include:

-Editing & Post-Production
-Commercials
-Trailers
-Promotional Videos
-Fine Art Films

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Employment

Siena Heights University
Assistant Professor of Art
2012 - Present
Develop and implement new courses in digital media including: video, animation, web, and interactive media. Work with faculty and students to promote and teach two new concentrations: Photography...
Virginia Commonwealth University
Visiting Artist & Adjunct Professor
2011 - 2012
Currently working as an adjunct faculty member and visiting artist at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the Art Foundations and Kinetic Imaging Departments. I created 2 new courses for KI: Web...
Customer Magnetism
Assistant Project Manager
2007 - 2009
As an assistant project manager at Customer Magnetism, my duties include the planning and implementation of SEO strategies for new clients. I work closely with Project Managers to come up with...
Dominion Derby Girls
Freelance Video Editor & Graphic Designer
2007 - 2009
I worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, video editor, and marketing manager with the Dominion Derby Girls flat track roller derby team. Over the course of my time freelancing with them, I...
Chrysler Museum of Art
Freelance Video Editor/Animator
2007 - 2007
I was hired as a freelance multimedia artist by the Chrysler Museum of Fine Arts to create and edit 3 educational videos about a piece in the gallery. This project was overseen by the Education and...

Education

Maryland Institute College of Art
Master of Fine Arts - Photo & Electronic Media
2009 - 2011
Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Kinetic Imaging
2002 - 2006
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watercolor
hand drawn
hand-made
colored pencil
illustration
comics
whimsical
traditional
storyboards
books
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