Maili Taniguchi
Maili Taniguchi
Illustrator
Mapleton, United States

About

Raised on a healthy dose of Disney, with a serving of anime and graphic novels, Maili found her love for art and drawing at an early age. Receiving a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts at Brigham Young University, Maili now works as a Freelance Illustrator. Her work includes doing illustrations for children's books, Youtube Creators, DnD campaigns, and other visual development projects.

Skills

Concept ArtDigital PaintingIllustrationGame DesignCharacter DesignVisual DevelopmentGraphic DesignTeachingSketchingComic ArtBook Cover Illustration

Software proficiency

Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
InDesign
InDesign
Procreate
Procreate

Productions

  • Teancum
    • TV Production
      Line Upon Line
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Freelance Illustrator
    • Company
      Martian Studios

Experience

  • Freelance Illustrator at Martian Studios
    Spanish Fork , United States of America
    April 2020 - Present

    Created visually engaging characters, props, and environments for client videos teaching viewers about the history of the world. These designs also helped solidify the look and feel of the videos.

    Proactively looked for ways to better the flow of storytelling through innovative approaches to designs and constant communication with my Art Director and Producer.

    Created a more efficient workflow by helping the Producer create a schedule for the teams of illustrators and animators. This helped in production efficiency, which sped up the release time of videos.

    Additionally was promoted to create logos for the company.

  • Multimedia Illustrator at Brigham Young University
    Provo, United States of America
    September 2018 - January 2020

    Recommended and consulted with clients on the most fitting design option based upon their marketing goals.

    Managed up to 10 or more tasks at a given time while under pressure to meet daily/weekly deadlines.

    Recommended by employer to be the artist who would create large vector murals for the BYU Salt Lake Center.

    Picked to be the artist to design the building's Christmas Cards. Received recognition from the Dean of the Department.

    Actively engaged in team-building by problem solving together on a project in order to better meet the clients wants/needs in a faster amount of time.

    Lead team discussions about creating company promoting zines and logos.

    Fine Arts Teacher

  • Fine Arts Teacher at Maple Lake Academy
    Spanish Fork , United States of America
    April 2018 - January 2019

    Spent extra time with the kids outside of the class time in order to better understand their needs and personalities.

    Inspired kids to find their artistic styles through fun and engaging lessons.

    Helped other teachers and staff relate better to the kids by promoting positivity even during high-stress situations. Was flexible and communicative with both students and therapists to create an emotionally healthy environment for coworkers and students.

    Planned art show events for the end of the year which helped students feel successful in their studies and hard work.