Hello! I'm Erica Lee, an LA-based artist with 6+ years' experience in visual storytelling, concept art, illustration, and graphic design. I love everything that involves stories and imagination; and, even better, is being involved in the creation and illustration of stories using various mediums. I grew up inspired by Japanese animation, 70's/80's science fiction culture, and high fantasy movies. My passions outside of the art sphere revolve around eating delicious food, singing at karaoke bars, and playing terribly in FPS games.
I work primarily as a background designer/environment concept artist in game and animation.
Concepted and created the art direction of "Songs to Sing at the End of the World," a game in development by a four-person team. Designed and finalised in-game art assets and character animations. Developed a vertical slice of a narrative puzzle game in 2 months.
Was primary illustrator for a Bentkey client working with two other artists designing backgrounds and environments, props, and characters for animated videos. Worked constantly with production heads and animators to publish 2+ animated videos per month. Expanded and set visual style of illustrations; taught and guided other artists in the visual style. Currently have 19 videos published with an average of 1 million views.
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A game created for the Comics x Games jam by the Hand Eye Society. Partnered with a randomly selected programmer and developed and published a Flash-style minigame in just over a month. Created all art assets, including promotional artwork, and character animations. Published on itch.io with many positive feedback for art style and direction.
Developed 12+ fullscale, story game backgrounds and created 9+ puzzle backgrounds and 200+ puzzle assets and animated sprites for a children's coding game. Produced 3-4 completed backgrounds within one week from concept to finish in addition to other game assets. Worked from a previously set visual style and expanded on style with direction from creative lead.