Ali Phelps

415.683.9119 Ÿ

El Cerrito, CA



IXL Learning: Contract Illustrator (Feb 2016 - Present)

  • Illustrated vector art for children's educational games

Apple: Concept & Game Artist (August 2014 - January 2016)

  • Conceptualized and designed the visuals for various games & apps

  • Designed characters and animated them for mobile devices

  • Worked collaboratively to find ways of redesigning game-play

  • Helped to determine UI design and functionality

  • Created UI buttons, icons, and other game-play assets

Google: Contract Illustrator (Sept 2015)

  • Conceptualized and designed main characters & backgrounds in vector art to be used in e-learning tool

Toolwire: 2D Game Artist (Nov 2013)

  • Painted 2D game assets in Photoshop for educational games

Maine State Crime Lab: Graphic Artist (Sept 2012)

  • Designed the new lab patch to be used on official documentations and lab coats

Bodsix: Vector Artist (Sept 2011 - Nov 2011)

  • Created 2D vector graphics for a mobile game

Cryptic Sea: 2D Artist & 3D Modeler (April 2011 - April 2012)

  • Conceptualized characters for "Touring Cars Legend"

  • Modeled cars and various racing props to be used in game

  • Provided creative input on story and level designs

Mindsnacks: Art Intern (Nov 2011 - April 2012)

  • Responsible for creating 2D vector art using Illustrator

Sputnik Animation: 2D Artist & Animator (Sept 2008 - July 2010)

  • 2D character & background artist on "DJ & Alicia"

  • 3D Animator on "Smoke Alarms", a fire safety DVD for the NFPA

  • 3D Modeler on historic navy battleships for display at a naval museum in Boston, MA




Shipped titles

  • Shopland Challenges (Apple, in-house sales training)

  • Shopland Journey (Apple, in-house sales training)

  • Solution Street (Apple, in-house sales training)

  • EcoTool (Apple, in-house sales training)

  • MacHeist 4 (iOS, Mac)

  • Mindsnacks Games: SAT Prep, Japanese, French (iOS)

  • Map Monsters (iOS)

  • Smoke Alarms (Educational DVD)

  • DJ & Alicia (PC)

  • Camera+ (iOS)


  • ŸProficient in Illustration using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Skilled in character design, concept art, visual development, & 2D game assets

  • Able to create simple character and background animations using Adobe Flash


  • The New England Institute of Art, Boston MA (2005 - 2008)

    • Bachelor Degree in Media Arts & Animation

    • Graduated with honors

Special mentions

  • Illustrator for "The Duct Tape Engineer" by Lance Akiyama

  • Game Developer's Conference, San Francisco CA

    • Conference Associate (4 years veteran)

    • Exhibitor w/ Cryptic Sea for Touring Cars Legend (2012)