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Michele (Wood) Dodds graduated with an M.F.A. from Illinois State University in 1995 and has a background as an Art Director, digital artist, animator and illustrator.

Her M.F.A. work focused on beautiful color, architectural forms, printmaking, handmade felt and set designs. In 2003 she also began painting organic shapes, nature, plants and whimsical landscapes. Michele currently enjoys illustrating books, designing characters, painting murals and designing sets. She also enjoys creating in her own style using photos and Photoshop.

Experience - Gillie Guinea Pig plush won the Brass Ring Award in 2018.

2017-2019 - Designed the character of Gillie Guinea Pig for Zoomars Petting Zoo. Illustrated the book, Gillie Guinea Pig. Currently creates graphics, supporting paintings and murals for the zoo.

2016 - Illustrated a book about a llama. Painting murals and large backdrops for Rio Vista Elementary of The Lion King.

2012 - 2016: Created Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory play backdrops and personal paintings while taking care of our daughter.

Jan 2007 - 2012: Drafting, Web Designer, Graphics, Independent Contractor for Architectural Cathode Lighting, Huntington Park, CA

Spring 2008 - Teaching - Adjunct Faculty at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa CA, Teaching Drawing and Painting

May 2003-Dec 2006: Freelance Painter, Motion Graphics and FCP Editor:

Projects: Motion Graphics for companies such as, Architectural Cathode Lighting and Taco Bell for The Dreaming Tree, editing for Magellan Media, Pardee Homes - Extreme Makeover Home Edition documentary and Editing Systems Inc., DVD menu's.

November 1998-April 2003: Digital Storyteller, Motion Graphics, 3D, Video Editing, Narratus, Fullerton, CA:

Over 4 years experience in digital story telling, editing, still and motion graphics. Created 3D animations, web sites, DVDs, interactive CD ROMs and performance visuals for speakers and musicians.

1991-1995: Teaching Assistance in Fiber Art. while working on my M.F.A degree, as well as one semester teaching Art to non-art majors at Illinois State University.


1998 Adobe After Effects - California State Long Beach
1998 Photoshop - American Film Institute, Hollywood, CA
1995 M.F.A. in Textiles, Printmaking, Wood - Illinois State University
1993 M.S. in Art - Illinois State University
1991 B.S. in Art - Illinois State University
1989 Art Foundational Classes - University of Illinois
1983 B.A. Lincoln Christian College

Cell Phone: (714) 686-8625
Home Phone: (714) 871-5528

Location: Fullerton, California, USA

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