Sara Teramo CV.

Multidisciplinary Creative and Artist

 
 © Sara Teramo

3 - 2021, London UK

Sara Teramo - CREATIVE with unrestricted permission to work both in the UK and the EU
CHARACTER DESIGNER - CONCEPT ARTIST - ILLUSTRATOR
Previous specialisation in Graphic and Product Design

MAIN SKILLS Character Design, Concept Art, Concept Design, Visual Development, Sketches, Digital Paintings, Illustration.
EXTRA SKILLS 
Graphic Design, Reference Research, Pitch Design, Promotional Art and more


FULL WEBSITE https://www.conceptsara.com  SHORT PORTFOLIO https://www.conceptsara.com/portfolio

SHOWREEL https://vimeo.com/conceptsaralondon

EMAIL sara@conceptsara.com MOBILE +44 758 6564 828  LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/in/sarateramo

 


RECENT EXPERIENCE

CHARACTER DESIGN, CONCEPT ART, ILLUSTRATION


CHARACTER DESIGNER, CONCEPT ARTIST and ILLUSTRATOR for ANIMATED FILMS and GAMES - London, UK
January 2019 - Present

My work usually starts with a Director’s brief and consists of Team Brainstorming, Research, References, Moodboards, Exploratory Sketches, Team Discussions, Iterations, Character Sheets, Colourways, Costuming, Material Call-outs, 3D Overpaints, final Team Reviews, Digitally Painted Renders, Pitch Design and regular Dailies. The resulting final art and technical sheets are included in a Story Bible that informs and simplifies the work of all the other artists along the pipeline.
I can work independently from my home office in London, Camden Town, equipped with the latest Cintiq tablets and VR headsets. However, I particularly enjoy working within a team, especially on Character Design for Animated Films (e.g. with Film Director and Disney Artist Kevin Hudson), Costume Illustration for Theatre and Film (e.g. for London Operas and Feature Films Costumier Valeria Cantelli) or Characters and Video Game Design (e.g. for Storror’s highly anticipated Parkour Video Game).


WORK EXPERIENCE at INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC - ILM - London, UK
May 2019
I was one of two selected candidates welcomed at ILM London in May 2019. It was an intense work-shadowing placement and a unique intro to the Film and TV pipelines of projects under the Star Wars and other Disney IPs.
I’m especially thankful for receiving valuable insights on CHARACTER DESIGN, CONCEPT ART and VISUAL RESEARCH directly from Concept Artists within the prestigious ILM's Art Department!


CHARACTER CONCEPT ART SECONDEE at FRAMESTORE - London, UK
June 2017 - December 2018
When I decided to specialize further in concept art and character design for entertainment, I succeeded in securing a position in the
competitive Framestore’s runners’ development program. I helped both the Films and Integrated Advertising departments with
dedication. I even became a Staff Awards Winner (Autumn 2017).
My passion shone through the most when working directly with Framestore’s Creative Directors and delivering Character Concept Sketches and Illustrations for their Pitches, showing creative initiative, respecting projects’ limitations and meeting tight deadlines.
My contribution was always appreciated and I was even rewarded with a published Design Credit for the Character Concept Art
secondment on the Funding Circle TV ad that aired nationwide and appeared on tube posters.
I also attended and certified for the Character Design and Concept Art courses Framestore offered me at Escape Studios and I never
missed their internal workshops, like Cinematography, Presentation Skills, Pitching, Human Anatomy, Animal Anatomy and Sculpting.


 

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

DESIGN


LEAD SENIOR DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR and ILLUSTRATOR at JFDP Labs and Madrugaworks - London, UK

March 2014 - April 2017
I was the in-house Art Director and Designer responsible for the 2D Art, Graphic Design, UI and Pitch Presentations of these companies creating Apps, Video Games and VR. Our creative apps were bought by Samsung, and our games were best sellers on Steam. I was also commissioned to paint character design inspired murals.


FREELANCE DESIGNER and ILLUSTRATOR for the Theatre and Advertising Business - London, New York and Berlin
February 2010- March 2014

I'm especially proud of the advertising campaign I designed for The Royal Albert Hall in London, and of getting my hands dirty with actual set design at Sets By Sara in New York, as well as working for FEZ Berlin, Europe’s biggest youth theatre.


DESIGN Intern at KARIM RASHID Inc NEW YORK - New York, US
August 2009 – January 2010

Within this award-winning Design Studio team, we developed high-end product designs pitches for international manufacturers and several of my designs were selected for production.


DESIGNER and ILLUSTRATOR for Interior, Product and Fashion Design Studios - Berlin DE
Sept 2005 – July 2009
Some studios I worked with: COORDINATION Interior Design, MARTINI, MAYER Product Design, BLESS Fashion, ACUD theatre

 


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RECENT EDUCATION

CHARACTER DESIGN, CONCEPT ART, ILLUSTRATION
 

Escape Studios Pearson College London, UK
in-person in London

● CHARACTER DESIGN PRO and CONCEPT ART - Certified Courses and Workshops
With Character Designer Andrea Torrejon (Disney TV, Rovio) and other top industry professionals


CAL ARTS California Institute of the Arts, US
online
● CHARACTER DESIGN for Games and Animation - Specialization Course with Certificate
Led by Fran Krause with A. Ristaino (Cartoon Network), J. K. Jiang (Disney) and Robertryan Cory (Cartoon Network and Disney +)


Schoolism Digital Art School, International
in-person in Berlin and online
● CHARACTER DESIGN, CONCEPT ART, VISUAL DEVELOPMENT and STORY - Live Workshops and Specialisation Courses
With Arriaga (Disney, Pixar), Ying (Disney), Loish (Guerrilla Games, Lego), Del Carmen (Disney, Dreamworks, Sony) and many more


Aardman Academy Industry Training by Aardman Animations, UK
online
● Storyboarding and Visual Storytelling - Live Course via Zoom and blog collaboration
With Story Artist Sam Horton (Blue Zoo, Funko, Aardman)


La Galeria Roja Center for Art Studies and Gallery, Seville, Spain
in-person in Seville
● CHARACTER CONCEPT ART and ILLUSTRATION for Film - Intimate Atelier Workshop with Certificate
With lead Marvel Concept Artist Karla Ortiz (Marvel, ILM, Ubisoft, etc.)


SVA NYC School of Visual Art New York, US
in-person in New York
● ILLUSTRATION and Visual Storytelling - International Studio Residency with Final Public Exhibition in Manhattan
With Creative Director Paul Buckley (Penguin), Artist Viktor Koen (NYTimes, Wall Street Journal), Artist Andrea Tsurumi (NYTimes)


UAL Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
in-person in London
● Costume And Set Design for Performance - Professional Course with Certificate
With Gary Thorne (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art - RADA)

in-person in London
● Storyboarding For Film, Video And Animation - Professional Course with Certificate
With Stephen Brown (The Royal College of Art - RCA)

 


PREVIOUS EDUCATION

DESIGN


Berlin University of the Arts, UdK Universität der Künste, the top Art University in Germany
in-person in Berlin
Design MA Design and Applied Arts


University of the Arts London UAL, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
in-person in London
Exchange Student, Product Design, bursary winner


Polytechnic University of Milan, Politecnico di Milano
in-person in Milan
BA equivalent Industrial Design - Product and Graphic Design

 


SOFTWARE


2D ART  Expert-Level Latest Adobe CC: Photoshop (15+ years), Illustrator, Indesign etc. and Procreate on iPad Pro


3D as a base for 2D Art  Basic-Level Sketch Up, Maya, Blender, Oculus Medium VR and Beginner-Level Zbrush, Unity and Unreal.


VIDEO EDITING  Medium-Level Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie, Video Editor and Beginner Level After Effect.


PRESENTATION DESIGN  High-Level Powerpoint, Keynote, Slides and online editing software. Medium-Level Sketch and Adobe XD


MANAGEMENT TOOLS  High-Level Google Drive, Docs, Sheets etc., MS Office Word, Excel, etc., Trello, Slack, Discord

plus Medium-Level Perforce and Beginner-Level Shotgun.

 


EMAIL sara@conceptsara.com  MOBILE +44 758 6564 828  LINKEDIN www.linkedin.com/in/sarateramo

 

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