Salena Mahina
Salena Mahina
CG Artist and Designer
New York, United States of America

I am a Character Designer and 3D Modeler with experience in 2D, 3D, and 2.5D animation. My love for storytelling has helped me become more comfortable when it comes to producing characters, props, and environments from conceptualization to final 3D render.

While I am an independent self-starter, I am also a positive and enthusiastic team player. I am always excited to collaborate with other talented artists to create something, new, exciting, and challenging. Every new project gives me the opportunity to strengthen my skills and try new things to help me grow as an artist and better understand what will help my team members. Please feel free to reach out should you want to know more about me, collaborate, or just share beautiful art.

Skills

2D AnimationConcept ArtEnvironment Design3D Animation3D ModelingCharacter ModelingProp ModelingCharacter DesignProp DesignSet DesignGraphic DesignSketchingBook Cover IllustrationBook DesignPublishing

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Photoshop
Photoshop
Illustrator
Illustrator
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
Acrobat
Acrobat
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Maya
Maya
InDesign
InDesign
Premiere
Premiere
Arnold
Arnold
Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver
RenderMan
RenderMan
After Effects
After Effects

Reel

Productions

  • Mexicolindo
    • Video Game
      Mexico Lindo
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Environment Modeler
    • Company
      Savannah College of Art and Design
  • In post
    • Movie
      EMG (Post-Production)
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Concept Artist, Prop/Character Modeler, Set Dressing, End Credit Design, Rigging, and Rendering
    • Company
      Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Troyvswebber thumb
    • Movie
      Troy Vs Webber
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      3D Character Modeler
    • Company
      Savannah College of Art and Design

Experience

  • Book/Production Designer at Marvel Entertainment
    New York, NY, United States of America
    February 2019 - Present

    • Designed interiors and covers for various trade hardcover and paperback books.

    • Utilized copy, images, and specs provided in order to design books with consistency and maintain brand integrity.

    • Collaborated with Editors to produce logos for different titles and story events.

  • Licensed Publishing and Translations Coordinator at Marvel Entertainment
    New York, NY, United States of America
    March 2015 - February 2019

    - Worked directly with the Associate Manager of Digital Assets to lead in the organization of over 30,000 assets received from foreign sublicenses, while ensuring their delivery and receipt on a weekly basis

    - Aided the Special Projects department in the composition and proofing of book covers and interiors before final pdfs were sent to the printer

    - Designed front covers, interiors, and guides for print while simultaneously generating weekly reports on the digital comic output

  • Digital Compositor at Marvel Entertainment
    New York, NY, United States of America
    February 2013 - March 2015

    - Collaborated with team members under the direction of the Digital Comics Manager to composite and author over 1,000 digital comics, trades, and movie art books for the Kindle device

    - Strengthened the digital authoring process, appearance, and user experience of Kindle digital comics with design and CSS/HTML skills

  • Graphic Design Intern at Q Kreativgesellschaft
    Wiesbaden, Germany
    September 2012 - December 2012

    - Presented ideas, sketches, and photo research results during team meetings to aid in the brainstorming process for logos, calendars, brochures, and other design projects

  • Owner/Freelance Designer at SalenaMahina
    Brooklyn, NY, United States of America
    April 2012 - Present

    • Communicated with clients to conceptualize and implement logo, package, social media, and responsive web designs by set deadlines

  • Graphic Designer at The Wall: Indoor Climbing Facility
    Oswego, NY, United States of America
    September 2011 - May 2012

    - Generated over 3,000 customers within the first year of business through the utilization of design and public relations skills to produce promotional materials for each event's target audience

    - Illustrated imagery for use on posters, email banners, fliers, and newspaper ads used to promote each climbing event held at The Wall

  • Design Intern at Hey Kids!
    New York, NY, United States of America
    June 2009 - January 2010

    - Assisted in the production process of Highlights: Puzzlemania by conducting photo research, making art/puzzle corrections, illustrating imagery, and designing layouts under the direction of the Art director