Kate Hamernik – Illustrator

Use the links below to download a copy of my resume.
Kate-Hamernik-Resume-08-2022(MS Word docx)

Personal Statement
I am a freelance illustrator who is currently training to hopefully work in animation. In the past few years, I have worked from home for various freelance clients while training in current animation software. I would love to opportunity to support the creation of animated content as a Production Assistant. My goal is to grow in my knowledge and skills within a company.

Work History

2022 – Current SOIE – Sony Playstation
Freelance Motion Production Artist. Creating original digital assets. Creating overlay for Sony Share Factory. Creating motion graphic and short animations with these digital assets.

2018 – Current Freelance Illustration
Created traditional and digital illustrations per client specifications. Illustrations included roughs, revisions, and final color art delivered digitally and meeting client deadlines. Projects varied from spot illustration, coloring pages, and children’s book Illustration.

2008 – 2019 Blogging and Content creation at HighlightsAlongtheWay.com and SanDiegoDealsandSteals.com. Clients include Carters, LEGO, Disney, Whole Foods, American Girl, etc. Created promotional content featuring client’s new products and films. Photography editing, printable creation, recipe creation, article writing, editing, and sharing via social media and on various digital platforms. Focus was on family entertainment, travel, and animation. Maintained multiple strict editorial calendars simultaneously.

2003 – 2005 – West Coast Group Benefits – Receptionist

2003 – 2008 Freelance Caricature Artist
Worked as an artist for hire at private events, parties, and promotions for a variety of companies and private clients.

1999 – 2007 Caricature artist for Southern California theme parks and private events. Created on the spot quick sketch caricatures for guests at theme parks and parties.


  • Photoshop
  • Storyboard Pro
  • Cintiq
  • Character design and turn arounds
  • Life drawing
  • Harmony Essentials
  • Traditional pencil, ink, charcoal drawing
  • Digital color illustration
  • Traditional watercolor and acrylic painting
  • Microsoft Suite


2021 – 2022 – Glendale Community College – Character Animation program – current student

2003 BA Studio Art, California State University Fullerton