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Chenoa Gao - Onedove

Art Director/Illustrator

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
I take creative concepts and turn them into a concrete product through illustration, typography and graphic communication. I am experienced in Art Direction, Project Management, coordinating art assets and Art Production.
Work Experience
Munich, Germany
Sep 2012Nov 2012
Illustration/Art Direction
Produced a series of art prints for Avandeo's home and interior decor department. The illustrations are based off of the postcards I make for my site
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2012
Illustration Design/ Art Direction
I had the privilege of working with Maninder Dhaliwal, Bryna Dabby and Sonia Ryan for the Mous4mov event at Republic. For the event, I designed, illustrated and screen printed 24 unique moustaches on silk ties donated by The ties were auctioned off and all proceeds were donated to prostate cancer research. The event raised over $7,000, it was such great event to be a part of. I am very grateful to have been asked to participate.
British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2011Nov 2012
Illustration Artist/Art Lead
I make things look awesome. I work closely with the creative team and lead developers to create fresh concept art and finished illustrated assets for iPhone games.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
May 2011Aug 2011
CS Illustrator Instructor
I am teaching an Adobe Illustrator class. In this class, students learn how to navigate around Illustrator, learn how to draw using the pen tool, create complex illustrations, typography basics, print settings, colour properties and libraries ... All the basic Illustrator essentials.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2011
Contract Illustrator
Illustrated two commissioned illustration pieces for Lululemon. One piece was an Typographic illustration and the other was a pure illustrated art.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010Jan 2011
Teaching basic Adobe Illustrator courses for the part-time studies program as well as an advanced Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop course for the full-time New Media Design & Web Development program. The advanced class involves taking projects created in Illustrator and finishing them in Photoshop (and vice versa).
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010Nov 2010
Contract Illustration for an Illustrated Motion Piece. Illustrated all the key frames and assets. Worked with the motion designer to create the style and artist direction.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010Oct 2010
Contract Graphic Design
Designed large individual project boards displaying client projects for a company meeting.
Saint Louis, MO, USA
Jul 2010
Illustration Artist
Created a custom illustration for the Drawgasmic art exhibition and art show in St.Louis. The illustration will be sold at the exhibition as well as printed in an collaborative book project.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2010
Contract Illustration
Illustrated key frames and art assets for an animated ad for Blast Radius. It was a short contract, but the job was fun and working the team was great!
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
May 2010
Illustration Artist
I am a participating artist for their upcoming art exhibition with the Blind Project to raise awareness for sex slavery of children and young women in South East Asia. There will be shows in New York and South Carolina in the late summer. All proceeds from the sale of the prints will go towards counseling and other social services provided for the children who are rescued.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2010Apr 2010
Illustration Artist
Illustrated Lakefield's debut album CD package. Illustrated the front CD cover, back cover, inside panels and CD.
San Diego, CA, USA
Jun 2008Oct 2008
WarFront Productions
Colourist for a 2 book 150 page graphic novel as a part of a franchise to be released with the movie project. Part of a creative team developing the feel of the graphic novel and creative input for the movie.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
May 2008Sep 2008
FE/UI artist
Front End and User Interaction Design for a Nintendo DS game. Create art assets for the game from the concept artists using Photoshop, ProMotion, and Nitro tools for Nintendo. Designed the games logo and game box cover.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2006Apr 2007
Project Manager/Graphic Designer
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 1997May 2002
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Diploma of Graphic Design
Art Direction, Asset Management, Character Design, Concept Development, FE/UI Design, Flash, Flash Developer/Animator, Graphic Design, IOS Requirements, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Instructor, Nintendo DS System Requirements, Nitro Tools For Nintendo, Photoshop, Pixel Art, Project Coordination, Promotion, Typography