Stephen Kulp
Stephen Kulp
Character Designer
Cape Town, South Africa

About

Stephen Kulp is a professional Character Designer based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Skills

Concept ArtIllustrationCharacter DesignCharacter Development

Software proficiency

CLIP STUDIO PAINT
CLIP STUDIO PAINT
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
Photoshop
Photoshop

Experience

  • Character Designer at Sunrise Productions
    Cape Town, South Africa
    September 2019 - Present

    Character Designer on a Special Animated Feature Film

  • Character Designer / Concept Artist at Sandcastle Studios
    Grand Baie, Mauritius
    June 2018 - August 2019

    Character designing and storyboarding on an animated feature film.

  • Freelance Concept Artist , Character Designer, Illustrator at The Art Of Stephen Kulp­™
    Cape Town, South Africa
    July 2016 - May 2018

    - Creating complete artworks from script to Pencil > Ink > Colour (Digital or Traditional)

    - Creating Caricatures from photo references, or live sittings.

    - Developing Characters for Comic Books, Animation Films / Series, Games and Children's Books.

  • Illustrator at Jincom EHS (previously Jincom Publsihing)
    Cape Town, South Africa
    June 2011 - July 2016

    I receive complex ideas and information and communicate them by drawing simple, but effective illustrations which is mainly targeted toward semi-literate people.

    This usually involves a briefing from my creative director. We receive a script from the writing department and then "scamp" (also known as "thumbnailing") the script into a visual art form. This is typically communicated in either a comic page format or a poster. I have also done Storyboards for Animation.

  • Animator / Character / Prop Designer at Clockwork Zoo Animation
    Cape Town, South Africa
    February 2009 - May 2011

    I started as an Animator, working on shows ie. Florries Dragon, Happy Valley and Caillou. In the last year, I was given the opportunity to to some Character Development on a variety of animation productions within the Studio.