Melissa Malone | C. 1991 | Nationality: Irish
Contact: m.lissamalone@gmail.com
BLINKINK | 2020 - Present

+ Background Supervisor & Location Designer (DEADENDIA) | February 2020 - Present | Netflix Original Series
KARROT ANIMATION | 2019 - 2020

+ Art Director (Love Monster) | Jan 2019 - Jan 2020 | BBC 
Duties: 
• Creating character, prop and background designs for a 6min pre-school show for the BBC 
• Communicating regularly with our overseas BG teams in China 
• Designing title cards and end credits 
• Creating and updating episodic design breakdowns on FTrack

BOULDER MEDIA | 2014 - 2018 

+ Art Director (Unannounced Project) | Oct 2016 - December 2018 | Hasbro
Duties: 
• Creation of the overall design style of a 52x22min animated TV show for Hasbro 
• Directly managing a team of 4 concept artists 
• Overseeing BG Keys and BG Production (20+ employees) 
• Liasing with production and senior management to make sure the project is organised and running on time 
• Reviewing potential candidates for design jobs and conducting interviews with HR/Recruitment 
• Designing opening titles and credits 
• Creating colour & lighting keys in After Effects for the compositing department 
• Communicating with clients in LA by phone & email 
• Creating and updating episodic design breakdowns on FTrack

+ Concept Designer (Unannounced Project) | May 2016 - Oct 2016 | Hasbro
Duties:  
• Creating pitch artwork for a new animated TV series  
• Interpreting design feedback from clients and executive producers  
• Producing BG, prop and character designs from rough sketch to B&W concept to final design

+ BG Key Lead (Danger Mouse) | March 2016 - May 2016 | BBC 
Duties:  
• Working closely with the Art Director to maintain the style of the show 
• Managing a team of 2 BG Key Artists 
• Creating and updating tracking sheets on Google Docs 
• Hitting weekly deadlines

+ BG Key Artist (Danger Mouse) | Aug 2014 - March 2016 | BBC 
Duties:  
• Creating BG Keys for Season 1 of Danger Mouse (BBC/CBBC)

+ BG Artist (Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja) | May 2014 - Aug 2014 | Disney XD
Duties:  
• Creating production BGs for Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja for Disney XD/Titmouse 
• Keeping on style with the BG Keys recieved  
• Regularly exceeding my quota of 14 BGs per week

BROWN BAG FILMS | 2016 

+ Freelance Visual Development Artist (Watership Down) | March 2016 | Netflix
Duties: 
• As a freelance concept artist, I produced 12 B&W concept images for BBC's "Watership Down"

KEG KARTOONZ | 2013 

+ Design Intern (Bottler) | May 2013 - Sept 2013 | TV3 
Duties:  
• Creating props in Adobe Flash/Animate and BGs in Photoshop for TV3's Bottler  
• Creating 2D Level Artwork for a mobile game pitch

SLIPDRAFT (NOW ALGORITHM) | 2013 

+ Layout Artist (Guinness Storehouse Projection Mapping) | June 2013
Duties:  
• Designing environment and layout for a 6ft projection in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

BARLEY FILMS | 2012 - 2013 

+ Designer (College work experience, music video) | Sept 2012 - Jun 2013)
Duties:  
• Creating characters, backgrounds and assets for 2x music videos for Vivienne Long and the Duckworth Lewis Method.

FREELANCE / OTHER | 2011 - 2016 

+ Illustrator (Tour poster for musician MITSKI) | 2016
+ Illustrator, Graphic Designer (Itchy Little Monkeys) | 2013
+ Runner (Newstalk FM) | 2011
EDUCATION
IADT Dun Laoghaire | 2010 - 2014
B.A. Animation (1.1 First Class Honours, 4.0 GPA, Class Representative) 
Waterford College of Further Education | 2009 - 2010
Certificate in Art & Design (Merit, Class Representative)

ONLINE COURSES & FURTHER TRAINING: 
• Elegant Restraint in Storytelling: A Master Lecture (with Pascal Campion) 
• The Role of an Art Director in an Animated Film (Szymon Biernacki, SPA Studios) 
• Schoolism Live (with Nathan Fowkes, Sylvain Marc and The Black Frog) 
•  Production Management for 2D Animation (with Leon Elliott) 
•  Storyboarding with Storyboard Pro (with Patrick O’Callaghan) 
•  Story Masterclass (with David Feiss) 
•  Concept Art Masterclass (with Simon Rodgers)  
•  6 L.A.M.D.A. Certifications in speaking verse & prose and public speaking 
• Oil Painting in The Art Academy, London 
 
I also have taken multiple workplace training sessions such as Mental Health in the Workplace, Emotional Intelligence Training, Interview Etiquette and Mentorship Training.
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