Adrian Massenburg

Freelance Illustrator

Charlotte, NC, USA
Hi! I am a Freelance Illustrator with experience in creature design, character design, and turnarounds.

I specialize in stylized creature designs but I also have experience with stylized characters, props, and background designs.

Work Experience


Illustrator, Character Designer, Graphic Designer

I've worked on a variety of freelance projects including fashion illustration,
character design, logo design, and graphic design.
January 2011 - Present

IXL Learning

Contract Illustrator

During the duration of this role, I assisted the Spanish Team by producing
Illustrations that correlated to words and phrases that would later help
students learn Spanish.
June 2016 - November 2016 California, United States

Disney Consumer Products

Digital Art and Design Intern

I completed a year-long internship where I assisted two teams, which
included the Imagicademyteam and the Disney Store team. I assisted the
Imagicademy team for nine months and my responsibilities included UI
Design, Sketching, Storyboarding, Digital Painting, as well asparticipating
in meetings and giving feedback.

My role on the Disney Store team included producing wireframes for
websites and apps in-development, producing graphics for the existing
Disney Store website, various Graphic Design related duties for print, and
sketching concepts for a three-dimensional space that Disney products
would occupy within a big-box store.
February 2015 - January 2016 California, United States


East Carolina University

BFA in Animation/Interactive Design Minor in Art History

August 2006 - July 2010 Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Academy Of Art University (AAU)

MFA in Illustration with a focus in Concept Art

September 2011 - December 2014 San Francisco, California, United States


Character Design, Clip Studio, Creature Design, Drawing, Illustration, MAC And PC, Photoshop, Sketching, Turnarounds,