Erik [Piney] Ojo
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 ]
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
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
Giant Size Zine
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
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
BFA Game Art And Animation
School of Visual Arts
Digital Art, Illustration, Character Design, Concept Art, Graphic Design, Typography
Paint Tool SAI, Adobe Creative Suite, GIMP 2.0, Microsoft Word, HTML