making the pretty pictures


Alison Dixon, (864) 363-1443  
1007 E. Maple Street, Apt. 3, Pasadena, CA 91106
Online portfolio-

EDUCATION:  Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Animation, May 2012, Kansas City Art Institute (Merit Scholar), 2.96 GPA

ARTISTIC STRENGTHS:  Concept design, Animation and Painting

DIGITAL SKILL SET:  Adobe Creative Suite CS2 - CS5:  After Effects, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop; Apple Final Cut Pro; Autodesk Maya 3D; Boinx iStopMotion; Corel Painter; Mac OS; Microsoft Office

SIGNIFICANT COURSES:  Life Drawing, Drawing within the frame, Digital Motion, History of Moving Images, Extreme Body Forms


Freeze Dried Earth Studios, LLC (Fall 2011) - Freelance Illustration - Provided artistic direction and created visual assets for client's photography website.  Developed website concept based on client interview.  Designed  and presented various Studio logo options in Photoshop.  Generated thematic banner art and thumbnails using Corel Painter and Photoshop.

EMc Rides, Inc. (Summer 2011) - Freelance Illustration and Animation - Created and animated an advertisement for sport event promotion client.  Developed visual assets based on client's targeted audience, using After Effects and Photoshop rendered files. 
Blockbuster of Westport (7/2010 – 2/2011, Kansas City, MO) - Customer Sales Representative - Display set-up, promoted movie and game selections, assisted customers, provided entertainment reviews, operated cash register.

Neveah Salon & Spa (Summer 2009, Spartanburg, SC) - Shop Attendant - customer assistance, product placement, light cleaning

American Mil-Spec, LLC (Summer 2008, Lexington, SC) - Inventory Control Clerk - cataloged and recorded inventory receipts, maintained stock records, assigned location codes

Merit Scholarship (Talent and Academic award 2008 - 2012), KCAI
SC Scholastics juried show Honorable Mention 
Fine Arts Center juried showcase 2nd place

Doug Hudson, Animation Chair, KCAI
Carl Kurtz, Faculty, Foundation Year, KCAI, 816-802-3346 or
S.E.B. Sidener, Freeze Dried Earth Studio, 803-422-7275
Elizabeth McNamara, EMc Rides,
Mallory Dorn, Blockbuster, Kansas City MO 314.698.9669
American Mil-Spec LLC, Lexington SC,