Steve Troop’s Résumé


To obtain employment in the Graphic Design, Illustration or Storyboarding field.


Puppetown/Puppet Design Studio
Puppet Designer/Fabricator/Puppeteer – Feb 2008 to present

Create concept art for approval based in client feedback. Fabricate on an as-needed basis, creating patterns for foam and fleece construction. Perform puppets on an as-needed basis. Clients included 20th Century Fox, Toyota Online and music video producers.

ThINK Marketing
Comic Book Artist — June–July 2015

Created caricatures of executive staff based on photos provided by client. Hand-drew and digitally colored , lettered and laid out five-page comic book from client script.

Mili Pictures
Storyboard Artist — June–Aug 2014

Hand-drew storyboard drawings for feature-length animated movie. Duties included writing gags and pitching ideas to the director and writers for approval to flesh out story.

Sr. Production Artist / Digital Asset Manager / Illustrator / Storyboard Artist — May 2001 to Aug 2012

Prepped files for print as part of in-house Creative Services department. Worked on an as-needed basis drawing illustrations and storyboards for Print and On-Air departments. Managed digital assets such as phots and logos, including distribution of assets company-wide and removed expired assets from circulation.

Legacy Effects
Freelance Puppet Designer — Nov 2009 to Feb 2011

Created concept art for clients approval before puppet fabrication began, honing final designs based on client input. Clients included Nike, Boost Mobile and Intel, among others.

Imperial Woodpecker
Costume Concept Artist — Nov 2009

Worked alongside costume designers to develop signature looks for 8 Nike television commercials. Illustrations were used to finalized over 100 costumes for over a dozen puppets, based on client feedback and script needs.

Letterer / Colorist / Night Manager — June 1994 to June 1996

Digital colorist, letterer and comic book layout artist for Image and Darkhorse Comics. During the two years at InColor, duties expanded to overseeing crew of 5-7 colorists during the night shift.


Adobe Creative Suite
• PhotoShop
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• Flash
• Dreamweaver

MicroSoft Office
• Word
• Outlook
• Powerpoint

Roxio Toast

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro

Internet Related
• WordPress
• Fetch
• Some CSS styling

Illustration Techniques
• Brush and Ink
• Technical Pens
• Digital Art
• WACOM Tablet
• Comics


Palomar Community College Studies in Journalism, Art, Film

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