Steph Skiles Creations

Home of Steph Skiles: Storyboarder, illustrator, concept designer and geek

Steph Skiles Creations - Welcome to the portfolio of Stephanie Skiles, a storyboard and illustration artist with humble beginnings from a gravel road in West Virginia. I have a passion for story, a passion for character and a passion to create. Look now to find storyboards, geek art and the page about my upcoming book series - Lines. 



  

Storyboard Artist and Illustrator – Stephanie Skiles

665 Skiles Brown Hollow Road  
Charleston, WV, 25311 
stylesbyskiles@gmail.com
(304)346-9828    
Portfolio: http://www.stephskiles.com

   

MY OBJECTIVE: To provide your studio/business with creative, lively and professional storyboards  that rival examples seen anywhere in the industry. With a strong artistic foundation and knowledge of both the principles of animation and film production, I will give you storyboards that hold not only character – but ones that are clear that exemplify useful knowledge of both human and non-human figures, and that will continue to be an outstanding addition to your company's resume. I'm also a continuously learning illustration artist - you can see examples of my work on my main page under "illustrations". 

KEY SKILLS:
Strong   Artistic Foundation In Several Mediums
Understanding   Of the Anatomy of the Human Figure
Experience   & Ability To Work Collaboratively
Experience   Working In Fast-Paced Environments
Effective   and tactful communication skills
Wacom/Cintiq   Drawing Tablets & Adobe Photoshop
Ability   To Communicate Ideas Clearly
Strong   Storytelling Abilities
Expressing   Story and Character Through Boards
Strong   ability to be proactive

EDUCATION:
Columbus College of Art and Design – Columbus, oh
Bachelor of fine arts degree – time based media studies, 2006

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Sales Representative/WV State Museum Gift Shop/Tamarack Artisan Center             
     July 2011 - Present

  1. Create an aesthetically pleasing environment for customers using product arrangements and color placement.
  2. Communicate with artisans on a regular basis to ensure product quality and thorough knowledge of craft.                                                  

Front Desk Representative/Charleston Marriott Town Center             
     Feb 2008 – May 2009
Front Desk Lead/Charleston Marriott Town Center                
     May 2009 – July 2011

  1. Promoted after one year of employment due to high recommendations from peers and strong work ethic.
  2. Represented hotel through quality service, drive to succeed and enthusiastic attitude.
  3. Supervised four to eight employees per shift– making certain codes of employment were adhered to and enforcing policies of the Marriott franchise.
  4. Contributed to the smooth operation of a four star, 366 room, full service hotel, by making sure that each arrival and departure experience was satisfactory and taking action to repair broken relationships with disappointed guests.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AFFILIATIONS:
Member, AAWV (Allied Artists of West Virginia), 2008 to Present
Member, ACKV (Arts Council of the Kanawha Valley), 2008 to Present
2010 – Commissioned to do full-wall mural by Charleston Marriott Town Center.
Article and piece featured in Charleston Daily Mail, Food and Living Section, 02/15/10
Work featured in several collaborative shows during 2009-2012