Address: Lavina, MT 59046
Kit Ainslie is a concept artist passionate about art, technology, and the creative processes involved in video game creation. He finds immense satisfaction in the creation and refinement of visual concepts and designs of all kinds, particularly creature, character, and vehicle designs. He works well on creative teams and enjoys incorporating critique into his work.
He was born and raised in small-town Montana by two enthusiastic entrepreneurs. It is in the spirit of this tenacious independence that Kit was inspired to create and sell his own artwork. He was the art lead on the video game project “Inaudible,” has contributed art and design work to numerous video game projects, and has designed logos and graphic design work for clients. Kit is currently in his final year at Cogswell Polytechnical College in San Jose, CA.
Junior Graphic Designer in Marketing - Cogswell Polytechnical College
Oct 2016-currently employed
-Preserve the brand identity of Cogswell College.
-Collaborate with the Lead Graphic Designer to implement artistic vision.
-Design material for external marketing and promotional use, including but not limited to: Admissions pamphlets, college social event fliers and social media materials.
-Refine designs for fliers and promotional material in a variety of formats for many social media platforms.
-Design posters and promotional material for internal marketing use.
-Manage internal marketing network, including scheduling and distribution of completed work.
-Update the department asset management system
Academic Tutor - Cogswell Polytechnical College
Jan 2016-Oct 2016
-Developed working relationships with students who required assistance in their courses.
-Mentored junior artists on their creative processes.
-Taught students subjects including but not limited to: art, basic drawing skills, perspective drawing, 3D modeling in Maya, photo manipulation and painting in Adobe Photoshop.
- Clarified concepts including but not limited to: color theory, perspective, graphic design theories, and organization.
General Purpose Laborer-Trackside Auto body
June 2015-August 2015
-Emptying trash cans, sweeping and cleaning areas of the shop, operating a floor scrubber, moving client vehicles in and out of the storage lot behind the shop, and hauling scrap metal and cardboard.
-20+ hours operating a Genie Scissor lift, using it to remove sheetrock from the ceiling, remove nails, and dust.
-Wall painting using roller brush. Running errands to various businesses in the nearby area, dropping off old batteries and picking up parts from suppliers.
Cogswell Polytechnical College
Digital Arts and Animation - Entertainment Design Concentration
-Granted Merit-based scholarship for artistic achievement.
-Advanced Fine Arts coursework Intro to Sculpture, Figure Sculpture, Figure Drawing I & II, Typography. Digital Arts Coursework Digital Imaging Concepts, Digital Painting, Intro to 3D Modeling, Texturing.
-Foundational Arts Coursework 2D Design, Color Theory, Perspective and Rendering, Intro to Sketching.
Lavina Public School
High School Diploma
-Implementation of critique
-Video game product development-Concept art
-Visual communication expertise
-Adobe Photoshop-8 years
-Adobe InDesign-6 years
-Adobe Illustrator-3 years
-Autodesk Maya-5 years
-Autodesk Mudbox-1 year
Accomplishments Organized and lead an animation team that placed in the top ten in the BPA National Leadership Conference two years in a row. Lead artist for the independent student game, "Inaudible." Concept artist for independent student game, "Shotgun Wizards." Concept artist for two unnamed projects. Earned a merit-based art scholarship for Cogswell Polytechnical College.
-Organized and lead an animation team that placed in the top ten in the BPA National Leadership Conference two years in a row.
-Lead artist for the independent student game, "Inaudible."
-Concept artist for independent student game, "Shotgun Wizards."
-Concept artist for two unnamed projects.
-Earned a merit-based art scholarship for Cogswell Polytechnical College.