Sheffield Abella

Pixel Colada LLC

Las Vegas, NV, USA
I am currently available for freelance illustration assignments.

Work Experience

Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Online Division

Adjunct Professor

Classes Taught: Advanced Illustration for Production, Life Drawing & Gesture, Character & Object Design.
November 2017 - Present Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Kizzang LLC

Senior Artist

Illustration, Design, Identity/Branding. Tasked with creating ad hoc
illustrations for social media utilizing the corporate mascot. Produced print advertising for magazines with circulation of over 3,000,000. Produced graphics and illustration for various game symbols and backgrounds for facebook/web platform using original assets or client supplied artwork.
October 2014 - March 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

University Of Nevada Las Vegas

Adjunct Professor

Classes Taught: Illustration and Concept, Design Ideation & Process, Graphic Design II

January 2014 - December 2014 Nevada, United States

Art Institute Of Las Vegas

Adjunct Professor

Classes Taught: Life Drawing, Advanced Life Drawing, Character Design, Character Ideation, Color Theory, Illustration/Advanced Illustration, Observational Drawing and Digital Painting, Digital Imaging, Advanced Digital Imaging, Web Scripting, Drawing & Perspective.
January 2004 - January 2011 Henderson, Nevada, United States

Pixel Colada


Illustration, Design, Identity/Branding, Web Design, Consulting.
January 1996 - Present Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


Lead Designer

Illustration, Design, Identity/Branding, Web Design.
January 1998 - January 1999 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Adrienne Weiss Corp.


Worked on identity projects for Bank One Stadium, Country Star
Restaurants, Warner Bros. Stores, and MCI/Washington Bullets Stadium. Illustration, logo design, taglines and various other identity concept work.
January 1995 - January 1996 Santa Monica, California, United States


Academy Of Art University (AAU)

Masters of Fine Art

Masters Fine Art in Animation, Visual Development Emphasis.
January 2009 - 2013 San Francisco, California, United States

Art Center College Of Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Visual Communication with an Illustration Emphasis.
August 1991 - August 1994 Pasadena, California, United States