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