Caitlin VanArsdale

Freelance Illustrator

San Francisco, CA, USA

Work Experience


Storyboard Artist

Responsible for storyboards and digital vector assets for client videos. Responsible for interpreting a script in an appropriate way for each client's vision. Responsible for creating and illustrating characters in various scenes and story lines.
September 2013 - Present Portland, Oregon, United States


Illustrator / Designer

Currently responsible for all contracts, negotiations, time-management and completion of freelance work. I specialize in Illustration, with an emphasis on character and environment/prop design.
January 2010 - Present Portland, Oregon, United States

Apple Inc. - Retail


Responsible for communicating effectively with customers, creating an inviting space in which to ask questions and find help. Part of the workshop team - was responsible for keeping prompt meeting times, running classes on software and devices that catered to many skill levels. Also responsible for answering questions and helping to find viable solutions for many issues. Required to keep open and positive communication with the team at all times. Also responsible for staying up to date on all updates to the technology, including software.
June 2012 - January 2013 San Francisco, California, United States

Kaman's Art Shoppes, Inc.

Letter Brush Artist

As a letter brush artist at SeaWorld-San Diego, responsible for creating quality paintings on time for customers, keeping in mind their preferences and goals for each piece. Responsible for maintaining a clean and functioning workspace, as well as handling cash registers and sales records. Worked very closely in a team with other letter brush artists to optimize speed and effectiveness, as well as to create a positive team oriented environment. While selling and painting, required to stay engaged with park guests, give accurate and precise information in a friendly manner, and create a fun and family friendly atmosphere. Working with park guests to ensure their satisfaction while also creating a quality piece of art was a primary goal.
May 2008 - December 2010 San Diego, California, United States


Academy Of Art University (AAU)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Majoring in Illustration with an emphasis on Visual Development
October 2009 - Present San Francisco, California, United States


English (Fluent),


Academy Of Art University

Spring Show - Featured Artist


Academy Of Art University

Fall Show - Featured Artist



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Character Design, Corel Painter , Design, Drawing, Environment Design, Illustration, Landscape, Layout, Page Layout, Painting, Photo Manipulation,