Joanna Johnen


Burbank, CA, USA

Work Experience

Warner Bros. Animation

Freelance Background Layout Artist

Freelance Background Layout Design on "Right Now Kapow"
August 2016 - October 2016 California, United States


Freelance Illustrator Asset Designer

Design vector assets for animation with Illustrator for "explainer videos"
July 2016 - California, United States


Background Designer, Shorts Division

Lead Designer on several Shorts. Responsible for background design (layout and color), special poses, color scripts, and character cleanup/model sheets.
August 2015 - December 2015 California, United States

Uncharted Interactive

Freelance Illustrator

Illustration work for board games (Congregate, Bearish Bullish, The Creature) and digital/mobile games (Kernips, Iron Synapse)
February 2015 - California, United States

Dragon Mall Quest (web Series)

Freelance Flash Character Cleanup

-Worked with director to design and digitally ink / color vector characters for Flash animated web series.
-Built Flash characters for rigging purposes in Flash.

December 2014 - May 2015 United States

Green Ninja (educational Web Series)

Character Designer

Character Designer and Animator for National Science Foundation sponsored Green Ninja climate-action campaign animated short, "Green Ninja: For Goodness Rake". I designed characters and made model sheets for the animated short. I also worked as a 2D animator for some scenes.
January 2012 - May 2012 United States


San Jose State University

BFA Animation/Illustration

GPA 3.73
Shrunkenheadman Club (Animation club)
2005 - 2012 San José, California, United States

West Valley College

AA Sociology; AA Liberal Arts

2003 - 2005 Saratoga, California, United States


Adobe Bridge, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, QuickTime, Storyboard Pro,