Full name

Erik [Piney] Ojo

Location

Boston, MA

Biography

hey! you can call me erik, or piney, take your pick. i'm an artist interested in illustration, visual development, character design, and graphic design. i love creating superhero, sci-fi, and slice of life worlds, especially combinations of those genres! i'm big on making bright, colorful, and holistically unique art, as well as representing and creating work for many different ethnicities, identities, and age groups.

i'm always available for freelance work and you can reach me to inquire about that (or just to chat!) through my contact link.

[ publications include: study breaks, the mutant metaphor, giant size zine, and stand by me zine ]

Experience

Artist

Freelancing

· June 2015 – Present

Advertises and markets work online, negotiates prices, writes and facilitates invoices/payment, negotiates services, discusses clients’ requests and works closely with clients to create full digital illustrations to their liking, designs and markets merch, produces and ships merchandise

Illustration Intern

Study Breaks

· January 2019 – Present

Creates editorial illustrations three times a week minimum based off article titles and/or short summaries for a variety of subjects, edits work based off art director feedback and requests

Zine Manager

Giant Size Zine

· January 2018 – September 2018

Advertised and marketed zine, selected and led 70+ artists in creating illustrations and meeting deadlines, personally contributed illustrations, formatted and prepared zine for publishing, facilitated production of 100+ zines and 250+ pieces of merchandise (including acrylic charms, pin buttons, and postcards), organized printing and worldwide shipping, managed online shop, facilitated zine financial activity and accountability

Software Analyst (QA Tester)

Digital Dream Forge

· October 2017 – January 2018

Tested several types of software (e.g. mobile games and financing software) on multiple devices (ioS, Android, Kindle) for bugs, documented bugs in collaborative databases, communicated with clients and co-workers about software errors and functionality

Education

BFA Game Art And Animation

Northeastern University

Boston, MA · 2018 – Present

BFA Illustration

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY · 2016 – 2017

Specialties

Digital Art, Illustration, Character Design, Concept Art, Graphic Design, Typography

Skills

Paint Tool SAI, Adobe Creative Suite, Clip Studio Paint, GIMP 2.0, Microsoft Word, HTML, Procreate, Procreate

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