Well here's a little something about me -
My name's Kalie and I've been drawing since before I could form my first word. My folks met in a printmaking class, which has always led me to feel like art was in the making even before I was.
I was born in Portland, Oregon in 1986. I attended both an arts middle and high school but wanted to try something different when I chose my college. I started at the University of Oregon, then tried my hand at Western Washington University until finally finding the perfect mix at Coventry University in Coventry, England. I graduated at the top of my class with a BA Graphic Design & Illustration First Class, with Honours. Basically the term First Class means I graduated with an A average and the Honours means I passed my thesis.
Since I graduated I worked for the Nottingham Evening Post, designing newspaper ads and now I'm at LAIKA Studios as a Data Wrangler. Although my job may not sound too creative, about a third of my job entails creating mockups for possible marketing campaigns. Recently my illustrations for the film The Boxtrolls was published here.
In my spare time I've been working on a couple comics and a children's book. Currently I am writing and developing a comic that once fully developed and written will be a weekly published web comic. I also enjoy reading comics, watching movies, hiking, walking and training my dog.