Katherine Souza
Katherine Souza
Freelance Illustrator, Game Designer, and Writer
Baltimore, United States of America

About

Katherine Souza is a visual storyteller and writer currently living in Baltimore, MD. She was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1995 and has been actively trying to find cooler weather since. Being introduced to games and films at the young age of 4, she has been writing, designing, and drawing ideas of whim and fancy since then. Growing up an avid reader, gamer, and watcher, she knew that the narrative arts were her destination.

She earned her BFA in Illustration and Game Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art, with a small interlude to study Visual Communication at the Alberta College of Art and Design. During her time at these institutions she has learned the power of narrative art and to appreciate the more abstract things in life (like theoretical physics and Jungian psychoanalysis).

She has put passion into practice by making several games with her peers and also by writing quite a few short stories, and hopes to bring her worlds to life through game and book projects. She is currently employed at Zenimax Online Studios working on the Elder Scrolls Online.

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Skills

Art DirectionConcept ArtDigital PaintingIllustrationSculptingCharacter DesignUI DesignCreature DesignProject ManagementWritingBook Cover IllustrationPortraiture

Software proficiency

Paintstorm Studio
Paintstorm Studio
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
InDesign
InDesign
After Effects
After Effects
Premiere
Premiere
PaintTool SAI
PaintTool SAI
Acrobat
Acrobat

Productions

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    • Video Game
      The Elder Scrolls Online
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Quality Assurance
    • Company
      Zenimax Online Studios
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    • Board & Card Games
      Whispers of Truatra
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Director
    • Company
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Experience

  • Freelance Illustrator + Designer at Self
    May 2016 - Present

    Freelance illustration projects for character design, portraiture, concept art, tattoo design, t-shirt design, and writing. Clients include North Star Games, Conifer Games, and other local businesses.

  • Quality Assurance Tester at Zenimax Online Studios
    Baltimore, United States of America
    November 2019 - Present

  • Design Intern at NorthStar Games
    Bethesda, United States of America
    July 2019 - October 2019

    Helping with game design, writing, and asset creation on board games.

  • 2D / 3D Lead Artist at MSquare Healthcare
    Baltimore, MD
    August 2018 - May 2015

    Worked as a concept artist, visual designer, and asset creator for the upcoming re-release of their cognitive therapy game, I Am Dolphin, expected April 2019.

  • Teacher Assistant Resident Coordinator at Maryland Institute College of Art
    Baltimore, United States of America
    July 2015 - August 2017

    During Maryland Institute College of Art's Precollege summer program, worked side by side with students inside and outside of the classroom for one month. Monitored and ensured safety outside of class time while during class time, propelled critiques and provided advice to the students. Worked in both Illustration and Game Design Cores with Illustration Workshops alongside professional illustrators