Artwork of a sequence of three images showing a mermaid being surprised by a monstrous crustracean, fleeing from it into a cave, and discovering a hidden treasure inside

Trillia’s Quest – A Mermaid Adventure in Three Scenes

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Trillia is a mermaid character I’ve been developing for younger readers. She is questing for ancient artifacts in order to save her village and her family. These three images were part of an art challenge to tell a simple, self contained story about discovering the “silver lining” to one’s troubles in just three scenes.

Cat Comics

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Selected pages from two cat-themed comics, written and illustrated by Stephanie Smith.

Ink drawing with digital color, 2001-2002

“Infrared: Beyond the Visible” Animation and Comic Book

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This animated video and accompanying comic book explained the fundamental concepts of infrared astronomy to be studied by the James Webb Space Telescope.

I was involved in nearly all aspects of this project, from collaborating on the initial script outlines and storyboards to animation to design of the printed comic book, which was distributed at outreach and education events.

Roles:
Project management • Storyboarding • Illustration • Animation •
Video editing • Web design • Print design

Software used: 

  • Illustrations created in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash
  • Animation created in Adobe Flash and Adobe Aftereffects
  • Video editing in Adobe Premier

Produced while employed at Space Telescope Science Institute, under contract to NASA.