Who
I am

Illustrator, Concept Artist and Game Artist in Lausanne

I am a Freelance Illustrator and Game Artist working in the editorial and entertainment industry.

Before starting my career as a professional, I first took drawing and painting classes from the age of 8, then I obtained a Diploma in Multimedia Design, a Bachelor in Illustration and finally I specialised in Concept Art in the Los Angeles area at different school such as Gnomon, Concept Design Academy, Red Engine and Laafa. Over my training and professional experience, I have gained traditional and digital art skills that allow me today to be an experienced and versatile artist. I also have a Bachelor in Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire where I attended an online programme.

After teaching Digital Painting classes for 3 years at Ceruleum, I am today a Freelance Illustrator and a part-time employee in Graphic Design and Illustration at Hybride Design. In addition to my professional work, I am also dedicated to my personal projects, I am a member of the association PBK9 with which I regularly exhibit my work and I am the co-founder and art director of Colorful Darkness, a 2D point and click video game.

Today, my schedule consists of:

  • Commissioned work in illustration
  • Visual development of the video game Colorful Darkness for which I am the co-founder and art director
  • Exhibitions with the association pbk9 where I am a member of
  • Exhibitions in solo
  • Graphic Designer/Illustrator part time employee at Hybride Design
Photo de Sandrine Pilloud
What
I did

Professional experience

2016-present

Freelance Illustrator, Lausanne

2017-present

Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Hybride Design, Lausanne

2016-2019

Teacher in Digital Painting, Ceruleum, Lausanne

2017.02-09

Graphic Designer, Doriane Communication, Lausanne

2016.01-06

Texture and Concept Artist, Sunnyside Games, Lausanne

2014-2015

Graphic Designer, Imago Tori, Lausanne

2014.08-12

Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Hybride Studio, Lausanne

2010-2011

Graphic Designer, Imago Tori, Vevey

Projects/Exhibitions

2018-present

Kanako Sawada, series of graphic novels, Illustrator

2022

Art Forum, collective exhibition, Rue

2016-2020

Colorful Darkness, narrative video game, art director and co-founder

2019

Absinthe, collective exhibition, PBK9, Fleurier

2017

Bestioles, collective exhibition, PBK9, Espace St-Martin, Lausanne

Awards/Publications/Talks

2024

Duo de Plumes, interview pour le roman « Terres Sauvages – Les aventures de Kanako Sawada » en présence de l’auteur, Lionel Tardy

2023

Fnac Lausanne, signing session for the novel "Terres Sauvages - Les aventures de Kanako Sawada" with the author Lionel Tardy

2023

MOON N°2, 1 page comic board about the theme "Aux Sources" which means "return to the roots"

2021

Oki Doki, Point Barre: Edition pixel de Couleurs 3, interview for the novel « Terres Sauvages – Les aventures de Kanako Sawada » with the author Lionel Tardy

2019

Hero Fest, grouped Talk about being a freelance illustrator

2018

CreativeMornings, Talk on being a Game Artist

2018

Swiss Game Awards, Jury Prize at Ludicious, Zürich Game Festival, for the video game Colorful Darkness

2018

AGEFI, « Le jeu lausannois qui intéresse les entreprises de cybersécurité »

2016

Journal de Moudon, « Sandrine Pilloud: prête pour une vie de Fantasy »

Education

2014-2015

University of Hertfordshire, Bachelor's Degree in Illustration, online courses

2012-2014

Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Hollywood
Concept Design Academy, Pasadena
Red Engine, Los Angeles
3 Kicks Art Studio, Pasadena
LA Academy of Figurative Art, Van Nuys

  • Concept Art (environnement, créature et personnage)
  • Fondamentaux (dessin et peinture académique, peinture en plein air et sculpture)
  • 3D (Maya et Zbrush)

2010

The Art Students League of New York, weekly figure drawing during a month, New York

2009-2010

Kaplan Aspect, Intensive English Academic Semester, San Francisco

2004-2009

ERACOM, Multimedia Designer, Lausanne

2008-2011

Ecole de Chantal Moret, painting classes, Moudon

1998-2005

Ecole de Veronique Frossard, painting classes, Oron-la-Ville

Downloads/Links

Download my resume: EN – FR
Hybride Design
Pbk9
Colorful Darkness