Karly MacDonald

  • Artist, Illustrator, Designer

Karly MacDonald is a illustration artist originally from the quaint fishing village of Fox Point Nova Scotia, spending summers living and working as a Gallerist and Artist for Mountain Galleries located at the Jasper Park Lodge. She has grown up around wild nature and this is where her inspiration comes from. Karly completed her Animation Diploma in Toronto Ontario May 2010 and has worked on multiple animation productions since.


Background Painter at PiP Animation

2014 – 2015 Ottawa, Canada

Painted location designs for the CBC Feature Film animated production of Pirates Passage.

Character Designer at Naturally Intelligent Games

2013 – 2015 Calgary, Canada

Designed Characters, Backgrounds, Props for the game Patchman.

Character Designer at Sillysoft Games

2012 – 2013 Vancouver, Canada

Worked from home in Toronto, designing characters, props and backgrounds for the new iphone game Meowzers.

Background Painter at 9 Story Entertainment

2011 – 2012 Toronto, Canada

Painted location designs and backgrounds for the in house creation “Fugget About It”

Designer for props and Background Painter at 9 Story Entertainment

2011 – 2013 Toronto, Canada

Painted locations and backgrounds/ designed props for the animated production Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS, Fred Roger’s Company)

Character Designer at 9 Story Entertainment

2010 – 2011 Toronto, Canada

Became part of the 9 Story team working as a Character Designer for Hasbro’s Animated production of Pound Puppies


Animation Diploma at Max the Mutt Animation School

2007 – 2010 Toronto, Canada

Graphic Design and Animation Diploma at NSCC Truro Campus

2005 – 2007 Truro, Canada


Governor Generals Award of Canada, Governor General of Canada

Animation/Digital Media Excellence Award, NSCC


Arts on Ice Year 2 Group

Mountain Galleries Jasper, Canada

Arts on Ice Group

Jasper Artists Guild Jasper, Canada


9 Story Entertainment, Naturally Intelligent Games, PiP Animation, Sillysoft Games, Fred Rogers Company, CBC, PBS, Out of the Blue Entertainment


Character DesignWildlife IllustrationPaintingColourist


IllustrationAnimationCharacter DesignBackground PaintingStoryboardingProp DesignConcept Art