Artist of The Month August 2013: Kristie Vanderzee
Kristie Vanderzee grew up on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – “The City of Brotherly Love” and the home of possibly the best cheese steaks known to man.
Her childhood love of Disney and Dreamworks films ignited a desire to create expressive characters that would entertain future generations in the way it had impacted her. Eager to pursue a life of animated design, Kristie attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where she was blissfully thrown into a vortex of creative minds, peers and teachers alike, before graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Arts and Animation in the Winter of 2010.
Upon her graduation from The Art Institute, Kristie quickly secured her first professional career position as an Animator at ToonUps, a small gaming company with altruistic goals for what they termed “Cause Gaming”. ToonUps became an exciting learning experience for Kristie, giving her the opportunity to glean new animation and illustration techniques alongside fellow animators, who shared Kristie’s dedicated passion for creating and animating a new world for gamers to experience.
Kristie is currently exploring the world of freelance Illustration, Comics, and Story-boarding, eagerly in search of her next exciting project and occupation. With sCrypt Comics, she has been a part of “Bones At Breakfast: In Case of Werewolf” as well as “Souls 4 Supper: Ghostly Hauntings”.