Sonya Henar- Character Designer & Illustrator

Resume posted by sonyahenar in Character Design.

Desired position type: Character Design
Location: La Cañada Flintridge California, United States

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Sonya Henar is an illustrator, character artist, and Otis College of Art and Design alum who loves story based projects! Born, raised, and based in Los Angeles, Sonya loves to watch cartoons, movies, write, stare off into space, play video games, and play tabletop games like Dungeons and Dragons.

“If I can and work on something that will leave a lasting impression or just make people smile, I know I’ve done my job right!”


Otis College of Art and Design – Los Angeles, CA
July 2012 to May 2016
– Bachelor of Fine Arts
– Graduate Cum Lade
– Focus on Digital Media – Concept Art
– Dean’s List (Fall 2014)

Concept Design Academy – Pasadena CA
– Fall 2016

Pasadena City College – Pasadena, CA
September 2009 to June 2012
– Dean’s List (Sprint 2010)


Freelance Character Designer
Self Employed
August 2018 – Current
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Work with clients to create character according to their specifications.


Concept Artist/ Illustrator
Company Name: AI Teach U
Apr 2017 – Aug 2018
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Worked closely with the game’s art director and head of illustration to create and design characters, backgrounds, level layouts, props, and assets that would be made into 3D models to be used in the company’s mobile app game.

Created illustrations that would be directly used in game or for physical products such as books and cards.


Freelance Editor
Self Employed
Feb 2017- June 2018

Worked closely with clients to create professional video reels for live action and voice acting auditions.

Edit client resumes.


Artist Mentor
Company Name: Venice Arts
June 2015 – July 2015
Location: Venice, CA

Served as an Artist Mentor withe Venice Arts’ Comic Book class for one month to help students create comics that would raise awareness about energy and water conservation. The comic were then distributed through the LA school district by the LADWP.

Worked along side the staff and created lessons, presentations, performed demonstrations, and provided educational materials for the students


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Character Design
  • Illustration
  • Visual Development
  • Concept and Sketches
  • Adobe Premiere
  • After Effects
  • Zbrush


    Character Design, Organizational skills, Public Speaking, Working with teams

Spoken Languages


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