Katherine Souza
Katherine Souza
2D / 3D Art Lead
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 fulltime as an artist working on therapy games.

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Skills

Art DirectionConcept ArtDigital PaintingIllustrationSculptingCharacter DesignUI DesignCreature DesignProject ManagementWritingBook Cover IllustrationPortraiture

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
3DCoat
3DCoat
InDesign
InDesign
Premiere
Premiere
PaintTool SAI
PaintTool SAI
Acrobat
Acrobat

Productions

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    • Video Game
      I Am Dolphin
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      2D/3D Lead Artist
    • Company
      MSquare Healthcare
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    • Board & Card Games
      Whispers of Truatra
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Director
    • Company
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Experience

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

    Working 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.

  • 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.

  • 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