Kate Hamernik – Illustrator / Visual Development Resume

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Personal Statement
I am a freelance illustrator and writer who was originally trained in 2D animation. For the past 10 years I have created online content for clients as well as social media marketing in a family entertainment niche. I created written content, drawn unique printables, and promoted clients online and at live events on social media.  The last two years I have worked on updating my drawing and technical skills in the hopes of entering the animation industry.

Work History
2018 – 2021 Freelance Illustration
Created traditional and digital illustrations per client specifications. Illustrations included roughs, revisions, and final color art delivered digitally. Projects varied from spot illustration, full page illustrations and children’s book Illustration. Recent Books “Amazing Adventures of Jimmy and Billy” series and “A Sickle Cell Coloring Book for Kids”.

2008 – 2018 Blogging and Content creation at HighlightsAlongtheWay.com
Clients include Oshkosh, LEGO, Disney, DreamWorks, Whole Foods, and more. Storytelling featuring client’s new products and promotions including everything from movie junkets to photography, printable creation, and all aspects of social media promotion of content creation.

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 – 2003 Kaman’s Art Shoppes
Caricature artist for Legoland CA, Knott’s Berry Farm, and private events.


  • Photoshop
  • Storyboard Pro
  • Cintiq
  • Character design and turn arounds
  • Life drawing, animal drawing, and figure invention
  • Digital sketching
  • Traditional pencil, ink, charcoal drawing
  • Digital color illustration
  • Traditional oil, watercolor, and acrylic painting



2019 Storyboarding Workshop – Peter Paul

2019 Life Drawing, Photoshop – MiraCosta College

2018 – 2019 Storyboard Pro and Character Design Online

2003 BA Studio Art, California State University Fullerton

2000 – 2003 Animation & Life drawing – Associates in Art Sherman Oaks

1998 – 2000 Life drawing – Watts Atelier of the Arts San Diego