Jr. Compositor at Speedshape 2011
2D to 3D stereoscopic conversion in Nuke.
Independent Contractor - Concept Art 2011-Present
Providing character design and concept art for Great Highway Co.
The ARMSmasters Project 2010-Present
Concept Art and Clean-Up animation for Michigan-based Alpha Omega Animation Design’s ARMSmaster’s traditionally animated project trailer and pitch bible. Also designer and maintainer of the project's official blog.
Mel Miller Art 2003 - Present
Animation, concept design and illustration for both companies and individual clients.
Youth Art Instructor 2011
Teaching character design as a youth art instructor to students at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.
Littlest Angel LLC 2010
Lead Story Board artist on an animated feature film.
Private SNAFU Golden Classics 2010
DVD cover background illustration in collaboration with character artwork by animator Eric Goldberg for Thunderbean Animation's Private SNAFU Golden Classics 2010 release.
Caravan 2009 - Present
Thesis film in production. Animated traditionally, colored in Photoshop, composited in Adobe After Effects.
Raya Sunshine 2009 - 2010
Created a series of character design concepts for "Raya Sunshine," a pitch for a children's television show created by Michigan-based Tickle Entertainment.
Vito's Pizza Commercials 2009
Digitally enhanced and painted a series of 3 backgrounds for two Vito's Pizza television commercials produced by Michigan's Thunderbean Animation.
CodeMonkey 2008 - 2009
Digitally rendered color for 30 illustrated backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop CS3 for this three and a half minute long independently animated music video.
Biore Daily Recharging Moments 2008
A series of web adds for Biore.com, through Thunderbean Animation Studio. Roles in production include concept art, asset creation, traditional animation, storyboarding, and frame-by-frame watercolor painting.
Mel Miller is an illustrator, animator, concept and character designer, storyboard artist, a classic rock junkie, modern hippie, and an unapologetic nerd. A College for Creative Studies graduate, Mel currently works as a freelance animator, illustrator and art educator through both her own devices, as well as through local studios such as Thunderbean Animation, Alpha Omega Animation Design, and Speedshape.
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