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Moxie


Some stuff you should know about me

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Moxie


Some stuff you should know about me

 

My name is Tom Skender. I'm a Graphic Designer and Illustrator.

I go by the pen-name Moxie.

My passion for illustration and animation was sparked by early '90s anime like Dragon Ball and video games like Pokémon. My artistic style has been inspired by the works of Kyoto Animation and Studio Ghibli. I am also a casual musician, competitive video gamer and a movie buff.

 
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The Name


What it means to have moxie

The Name


What it means to have moxie

 

DEFINE: MOXIE

mox·ie

(mŏk′sē)

n. Slang

  1. The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
  2. Aggressive energy; initiative: "His prose has moxie, though it rushes and stumbles from a pent-up surge" (Patricia Hampl).
  3. Skill; know-how.
 
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Qualifications & Experience


Grinding out the exp points every day

Qualifications & Experience


Grinding out the exp points every day

 

UNIVERSITY

I have completed a Bachelor of Graphic Design at SAE Institute Australia (Melbourne). This course explored all areas of design from typography, pre-press, design for print media, web design to digital painting and drawing fundamentals.

WORK

Since then I have been working as a Freelancer doing Graphic Design and Illustration while searching for a full time job.

I currently work with the record label EpicNetworkMusic, doing general illustration along with character, environment, UI and logo design as the lead digital artist.

Also, I have done poster and character designs for competitive eSports organizations such as NME,  Beyond the Summit, Cloud9, Matcherino and TSM, as well as for the live streaming video platform Twitch. Because of this work I have gained contacts specifically in the world of Super Smash Bros, whether they be high ranking players, commentators, competitive teams or the game developers themselves (Nintendo).  My designs are commonly featured on the social media of these individuals as well as worn on Twitch.tv streams by players, viewers and staff.