Nélida Zubia
E-mail: nelidazubia@gmail.com
Personal Profile
Illustrator, pixel artist and painter currently working as a freelance illustrator. I have experience in different fields, from the creation of logos and album covers, to wedding invitations and business cards, as well as pixel animation and more personal projects. My strongest motivation is meeting the customer’s expectations and I’m always looking for new challenges to give the best of myself.

- Digital illustration (Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Macromedia Flash)
- Desktop publishing and graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator)
- Traditional illustration (pencil, markers, ink, etc.) and painting (oil and acrylics)
- Japanese woodblock printmaking
- Pixel art animation (Pixen, Asesprite)
- Character design
- Logo design (Inkscape), business and invitation cards
- Digital and analogue photography, and photo editing (Adobe Lightroom)
- Windows and Mac OS, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Frontpage, Powerpoint

Work Experience
2010 – Present  
Freelance illustrator and painter
Commission work (portraits, business cards, invitations, logos, etc.) and sale of photographs, illustrations and paintings.
2012 – 2018
Localisation QA Project Manager at Rockstar Lincoln
Managing different projects at Rockstar Games.
2007 – 2012
Art and History of Art Private Tutor
2005 – 2007
Freelance Translator
Websites, tourist information and science documents translations.
2003 - 2005 
Animator’s assistant
Assisting in animation duties for “Año Cero”, a 2D animation short done with graphite pencils, directed by Damián Perea Lezcano.

Collective Exhibitions, Publishing and Awards
November 2016 - Present
Currently illustrating a children’s book to be used at schools in Spain, aimed at teaching English through a series of 10 stories and flashcards.
Art published in Issue 39 of the Canarias Creativa fanzine.
Art published in Sept. 2016 edition of the print/online magazine Indie Soleil.
Commissioned illustration published in issue #5 of the online Novelty Magazine in September.
Photography published in the Koreaboo.com article 10 Superstitions Only Believed In South Korea.
Collaboration in the book Lomography City Guide Seoul.
Collective exhibition held at the Alliance Française, Las Palmas.
2009 - 2010 
Collective exhibition Juguetes, organised by T-Pop Art Club, Las Palmas.
Cover art for the 2009 September issue of the FETEI magazine from the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting at the ULPGC (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).
Runner-up in the lomography contest “Seoul All Around You”, organised by Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea.
2008 – 2012
Work on sale in the gallery and online shop Art for Urban Spaces in the UK.

2005 – 2012
Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpreting (Spanish, English and French) from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Specialisation in legal translation, plus complementary studies of Visual and Plastic Composition.
2010 - 2011
GKS Scholarship – Korean Language and Culture Program at Daejeon University.

Complementary Education
CPD Certification - iDTP (Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design) by IACT (Irish Academy of Computer Training) - Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
5-day mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printing) workshop organised by CfSHE and MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory Artist-in-Residence) at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo.
Character Design for Video Games course by the California Institute of the Arts through Coursera
2008 - 2009
Vocational Training in Illustration at Design and Art College of Gran Canaria.
Filmmaking Pre-Production and Filmmaking Production Practical Course
Introduction to Computer Animation (Macromedia Flash MX)

Native: Spanish 
Advanced: English 
Intermediate: French
Pre-intermediate: Japanese 
Basic: Korean

Besides my interest in art and illustration, some of my biggest hobbies are videogames, reading, music and animation. I also like keeping up to date with the latest world news, reading up the latest social and political news online, or watching documentaries about different topics. Besides these hobbies, I also enjoy travelling. These trips are a constant source of inspiration for me, as well as the perfect opportunity to practice languages, learn about other cultures and meet new people.

References available upon request.
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