Darren Soto

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Character Designer, Sequential Artist,

Toy Designer & Illustrator

An artist with over 7 years of related work experience skilled in multiple mediums and design skill sets aiming to contribute to unique creative projects.

Experience

ARTIST (FREELANCE)

Self-Employed, Washington, DC / September 2013 – Present

  • Produces custom illustrations for clients

  • Creates sequential art pieces for client projects

  • Designs, develops, and delivers character designs to clients according to specifications

SKETCH CARD ARTIST

Upper Deck, Carlsbad, CA / June 2019 – Present

  • Creates custom art pieces for distribution among themed card sets.

 

MURALIST

Community Connections / June - September 2019

  • Designed internal mural for school and non-profits

  • Led and oversaw production of mural

  • Taught painting techniques to on-site assistants

 

ASSISTANT MURALIST

Pabst Blue Ribbon, Washington, DC / May 2019

  • Assisted with mural production

 

ANIMATOR

Washington, DC/February 2019

  • Created story boards and animation for anti-gun violence documentary

 

COMIC BOOK ARTIST

Heaven and Hell Studios, Capital Heights, MD / 2014

  • Collaborated with writer to draft and create panel layouts

  • Penciled and inked interior pages

  • Created Promotional art

TEACHER

Art Way Alliance, Washington, DC Area /2013 - Present

  • Created art curriculum and programming for students ranging from Kindergarten to High School.

  • Instructed students and workshop participants in character design and sequential art creation.

  • Utilized STEM and Art Integration techniques in instruction

  • Fostered development of age appropriate art and pop culture interests in students and workshop participants

 

CONVENTIONS

Assorted locations

  • Created, advertised, and sold personal artwork

Skills

Clip Studio  

Adobe Photoshop 

Character Design

Markers

Instruction