WAKANA IRIE

Storyboard Artist, Illustrator

Established Storyboard Artist with 11 years of experience in the field of entertainment such as film, animation, commercial and music video. Committed team player dedicating skills to translate director's and team's vision and produce high quality work, detail oriented, understanding various approaches for storyboard used at pitching, shooting, and/or marketing. Strong understanding and drawing skills for storytelling creating dramatic composition, camera movement, expressive characters or mood of the scenes and make contributions to the creative process through own ideas and inspiration for action scenes in various projects.

STORYBOARD EXPERIENCE

June 2012 – Current   Fuse Interactive | Laguna Beach, CA

                                        Kawasaki promotional videos and brochures

March 2019                 Inversion | Los Angeles, CA

                                         Spot pitch for a local distillery.

January 2019             The Pool Productions Inc. | Los Angeles, CA                                    

                                         Coleman promotional video.  

December 2016 -

July 2017        

Spinfast | Los Angeles, CA

     "Michael Jackson's Halloween" on CBS.

October 2016 - January 2017

Idean | Los Angeles, CA

      ERICSSON VR Glasses promotional videos and other product promotional videos.

February – March

2015

5 Mutts, Inc. | Santa Monica, CA

     “The Adventures of Hooligan Squad in World War III”, director Aaron McGruder.

December 2015             The Men Productions | Sherman Oaks CA

                                          "Alien Code", director Michael G. Cooney.

October 2015             Hplusf | Culver City, CA

                                          New Seoul mall architect design project.

July - August 2014

Life Time Television | Los Angeles, CA "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever", director Tim Hill.

May - June 2014

Threshold Animation Studios | Santa Monica, CA

      "Ocean Quest: The Immersive Adventure", China's first 360-degree entertainment.

June 2013 - April 2014

Very Special Production | Sherman Oaks, CA

     "Bremen Town Musicians", director Lawrence Guterman.

May - June 2013

Rocking Frog Production | Sherman Oaks, CA

     "Gutsy Frog" pilot, director Mark Dippe.

August 2012-

August 2013

Allucinari | Los Angeles, CA

      Contract storyboard artist for project bases.

March 2013                 United Front Design, LLC | Los Angeles, CA                                            

                                           Various marketing spot for Apps.

August -

September 2011

Flows | Los Angeles, CA

      DODA's music video "XXX", director Takumi Koyama.

May 2010 -

December 2011

Frameworks Artists Inc. | Los Angeles, CA

Non-exclusive storyboard artist at a Storyboard Agency.

  • Jay Silverman Productions (commercials)

  • Pure Films (commercials)

  • Liverpool Inc. ("The Congress", a feature film, director Ari Folman.)

November 2009

- April 2011

NOSCO USA Inc. | Los Angeles, CA

Commercial spots.

August 2010               All In One Productions | Monterey Park, CA

                                        WELLS FARGO commercial spots.

May – July 2010                            

Flying Lessons | Los Angeles, CA

     "Flying Lessons", a feature film, director Derek Magyar.

ILLUSTRATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Dec 2011-

May 2018

May - August 2010

Singin Whale Studios |San Francisco, CA

     Assistant graphic designer for Belly Up monthly flyer.

Just Cause Productions | Marina Del Rey, CA

     Background illustrator for JUST DANCE KIDS, a Wii Game soft produced by Ubisoft.

...and others.

SKILLS

Digital drawing with Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Procreate, Illustrator on Ipad, Cintiq.

2D illustration, design.

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