DOUGLAS RA

Queens, NY, USA, Sweet Mother Earth  |  www.araisme.com  |  dra@araisme.com

EXPERIENCE

Art / Illustration / Animation / Design
2010-present
Flip.to
2014-present - Creative direction on all things product and web. 2013 and prior - Art direction for web and marketing.
2013-2014
Livenotes
Design for iOS app and marketing materials.
2013
Hide&Seek
Illustration - Designed characters and created illustrations for Power My Learning website.
2011-2013
ZNY
Associate art director mutated into a rare breed called "Franchise Artist" - The Friend Game, new game pitches. Minor art support for Draw Something 2 marketing.
2008-2010
Area/Code
Art direction, character/environment design, animation - Code of Everand (DfT UK), Power Planets (Discovery Channel). Character design, animation, art support - CSI: Crime City (Ubisoft). Vehicle design, animation, art support - Parking Wars 2 (A&E). Art support for Spore Islands (EA), Kingdom Keepers (Disney). Visual concepting for new business development.
2006-2010
Novologies
UI, UX design - Xyleme, Acteea, Thomson. Web design - Pendo Systems. Web design, e-cards - Warburg Pincus. E-cards - Polaris Ventures.
2010
Bonnier Corp, Outdoor Life Magazine
Illustration - Feature in Outdoor Life Magazine, Feb 2011. Full page spread and spot.
2008
Oddcast
Character design - Created avatars in vector and raster format, prepared for animation.
2006-2008
Platt Photography
Retouching - silhouetted, retouched, and prepped photos of fashion products for print magazines.
2007
Local Woman Films, Inc
Illustration - Created an illustration for cable network show “The King of Miami”.
2005
Spek Studios - MTV2
Animation - Character animation for commercial spots.

Teaching
2002-2003
Community Arts Partnership   Jamaica, NY
Teaching assistant, recruited on location at local highschools, mentored students.
2001-2002
P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center   Long Island City, NY
Drawing teacher. Helped high school students develop their portfolios for admittance into art colleges.
2000-2001
Cooper Union Outreach Program   New York, NY
Teaching assistant for drawing and monoprint classes.

Art Studio
1999-2000
Doug and Mike Starn   Brooklyn, NY
Photo development, picture assembly, custom frame preparation, and light construction work around the studio space.
1999-2000
Jungle Press Editions   New York, NY
Internship at lithographic print shop. Catalogued and managed art inventory, assisted in printing, delivered prints to galleries.

SKILLS

Adept with pencils, pens, paper, and Wacom.
Expertise in Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash(animation), HTML/CSS, CSS Animations.
Knowledgable in javascript and jQuery.

EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibitions
2013
SCOPE Miami
Miami Beach, FL. Through Bunnycutlet Gallery.
2013
I Love New Dork
Bunnycutlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2008
Over The Rainbow
Next I(s) Art Project at Yoo Art Space, Seoul, South Korea. Through Mushroom Arts.
2006
Fabula
Mushroom Arts, New York, NY.
2005
See Saw
Animation and video screening. Mushroom Arts, New York, NY.
2005
2005 Mushraffle
Annual Art Auction. Mushroom Arts, New York, NY.
2002
Wee Three
Cooper Union Houghton Gallery, New York, NY.

EDUCATION

Cooper Union School of Art
2002
BFA
Experience includes screenprint, etching, lithography, calligraphy, drawing, painting, traditional 2D and stopmotion animation, approaching everything with limited practicality, questioning everything with inexhaustible theory.