About me

Rebecca McConnell is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Milwaukee, WI. She specializes in illustrating 2D game assets and UI elements for tabletop and mobile games. She has a knack for the whimsical, colorful, and humourous. She also enjoys drawing silly comics when she has time. When she's not drawing she's either destroying virtual pixel civilizations,  playing a board game or eating some mac n cheese.


 >  Conceptual design, game asset creation,
     and UI development
>  Illustration, digital drawing, painting, and vector skills
>  Illustrator Wizard Grand Mage, 9+ years experience
>  10+ years experience using Adobe Photoshop,

>  Experience in Clip Paint Studio, Procreate
>  3 years experience working remotely with clients
>  1 year experience in Adobe Flash and
     After Effects
>  Strong understanding of color theory, composition,
     lighting, and anatomy
>  Passion for gaming
>  Friendly, personable, works well with others
>  Internally motivated, strong work ethic
>  Flexible Artist

Bachelor's of Fine Arts,

Graduated May 2013

Illustration Major with a Minor in Communication  Design

Work History

Freelance Illustrator (Self-Employed)

May 2013 - Present

Works with clients remotely in the tabletop, video game, comics, and other industries to create illustrative solutions for design problems.

Isometric Artist Intern  (Circle 1 Network)                     

(Nov 2012- Feb 2013)

> Created original isometric artwork using Adobe Illustrator for garden and home environment    
> Created original fashion designs for both male and female avatars
> Updated KidsCom inventory catalog with new isometric props and goods to fit in with existing catalog and environment. Increased site event attendance by suggesting new ways to display virtual            goods I had created.
> Forged community relationships by spearheading project working on interactive turtle animation with Adobe Flash, for local Urban Ecology Center, for onsite and in game.
> Was able to turn internship into current freelance client


Past Projects
August 2018
Description: Minesweeper mobile clone
Client: Adam Clifton, Numbat Logic
Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.numbatlogic.creaturesweeper&hl=en

Mar 2016
Description: A local multiplayer sports game for the plug in game pads. the profession of helicopter rescue.
Made for Train Jam 2016
Contribution: All game graphics
Download Link: https://ss64games.itch.io/ballpit-derby

Mar 2016
Client: Chuks Ugeodu
Contribution: Game UI, Logo
Link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1055571431?mt=8

Nov 2015
Description: An educational ipad game for children to teach how to about the profession of helicopter rescue.
Client: Ricky Vuckovic, www.rickyvuckovic.com
Contribution: In game object illustrations
Link: http://www.snowyhydrosouthcare.com.au

Jan 2015  
Description: A game made for the Global Game Jam 2015, as parody of the tutorial section of the game.
Contribution: Game scene backgroungs, character design, and title card
Link: http://globalgamejam.org/2015/games/press-x-quest
Download Link: http://ggj.s3.amazonaws.com/games/2015/01/29/1213/PressXToQuest-exe.zip

Dec 2014 - February 2015
Description: An indie game inspired by Antholojam, about one of the first female science fiction author.
Client: Monika Schaefer, Indie Developer Twitter: @alternatehamlet
Contribution: Full game artwork, Including game backgrounds, gifs and animation, ui, character design, typefaces

2012 - 2013, continuing contract jobs
Client: Circle 1 Network
Description: Comprehensive online world that teaches kids science and ecological lessons
Contribution: In Game Objects, House Furniture, Garden Items, Clothing Items for Avatars, Male and Female
Medium: Vector Art,  Adobe Illustrator
Type: Internship and Contract
Link: http://kidscom.com

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