HI! I'm Caitlin.

I'm a storyboard artist / designer / animator currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. I've been working in the animation industry as a storyboard artist  for the past 2 years- before that, I attended Calarts for Character animation, and even before that I worked as a freelance illustrator for 4+ years, specializing in editorial content and children's books.

I'm determined to turn my love of lines into a tool for creating stories with significance. I love everything about visual language and storytelling, and I'm in constant pursuit of knowledge to help me get to know my characters and expand the worlds that they inhabit. I'm informed by every new experience and personal encounter, every story I read and person I get to know. I am captivated by the internal and external struggles of people in the world. Everyone is a character, and everyone has a story!

Other relevant facts: I love goats. A LOT. My title site and handle for social media is CACHAVA, which stands for CA-itlin CHA-ntal VA-narsdale. Hiking is my favorite leisure activity, followed closely by marathon film watching.

Thanks for taking some time to get to know me!

RESUMÉ

 

Storyboard Artist @ Cartoon Network
Show: Powerpuff Girls
2016-Present (2 years)
Currently Responsible for writing and storyboarding on board driven, 11-minute episodes with a storyboard partner. Responsible for posing, designing characters and backgrounds, as well as clean up and some revisions.

Production intern @ Cartoon Network
Show: Regular Show
June-Aug 2016
Responsible for various production needs as they arose.

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR
SELF-EMPLOYED
2011 - Present (5 years)
Currently responsible for all contracts, negotiations, time-management and completion of freelance work. I specialize in Illustration, with an emphasis on character and environment design, children's books, comics and some animation.

 

EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Character Animation
2014 - 2018 (expected)

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
Academy of Art University - Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Illustration
2009 – 2014

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Featured Artist Spring Show 2014 - Academy of Art University
June 2014
Work featured in the Academy of Art University's Spring Show.

Featured Artist Spring Show 2013 - Academy of Art University
June 2013
Work featured in the Academy of Art University's Spring Show.

Featured Artist bFall Show 2012 - Academy of Art University
November 2012
Work featured in the Academy of Art University's 2012 Fall Illustration Show.