Elizabeth Botté
Illustration, Melbourne Victoria Australia
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Contact details
Tel: +61 425 732 722
Brief Summary
Working as a freelance illustrator has allowed me to experience an exciting range of projects. From conceptualising and designing card games, corporate identities and logos, books, sets/backdrops, running large painting seminars with The Mind Gallery, storyboards and unveiling strange paintings in corporate headquarters. I’m someone who relishes the energy of a tight deadline. Enjoy collaboration and enjoy working alone into the night. 
Disney, Cadbury, American Express, Pearson, Heinemann, Melbourne University Press, Ericsson, Australia Post, ILTS, Thales, Sensis, Mind Gallery, National Australia Bank, Exit Films, Bengar films, Kraft, Toshiba, Bosch, The Age, Treasury Wine Estates.  
Professional Experience
Skills/Media: Digital: Mac/PC: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Power Point, Microsoft Office. Traditional: Oil, Acrylic and watercolour, pencil, charcoal and whatever's necessary.                             Always enthusiastic to adopt new tools, techniques and graphic styles. 

Forever Clover Swap Cards. Illustrated and designed series 1 ands 2. Total of 226 full colour cards. 

Storyboards: Clients:  Cadbury Schweppes, Kraft, Toshiba, Kmart, The Ross Partnership, Chocolate AVF, Disney, Sensis, The Sanctuary Byron Bay. Working directly with advertising agencies, production houses and directors to develop accurate, emotive storyboards. Familiar with set technicalities and filming processes.

Cadbury/ The Natural Confectionary Company 2007-2008-2009 Liaising with director Aleksi Vellis to produce a series of storyboards used for filming Natural Confectionary Company TVC.  Also worked with Meg Sorensen from The Ross Partnership and Chocolate AVF 

Brand Manager- Comic Strips/Storyboards developed for Aboriginal community education. Confident to find ways to visually depict the required messages. Topics including water safety, toddler safety, poison/toxins and burns/scalds. Developed in Adobe illustrator as vector images.  

The Sanctuary Byron Bay- Storyboards produced for exclusive rehabilitation/treatment facility to document the healing process of addiction, alcoholism, depression, and loneliness. Liaised with the director, practitioners and staff to discuss the nature of treatments and facilities that each client would experience. Characters within the frames were Sanctuary staff members. Drawn in pencil, then produced in Adobe Photoshop.  

Sensis- Several storyboards produced for Roman/Ben Hur style animation. A grand in-house screening, the guest speaker arriving on a chariot, taking over where the animation left off. Traditional illustrations also supplied for use in the animation.

Published Books: Over 30 published. Worked with Pearson, Heinemann, Black Ink, ILTS, Melbourne University press, Interactive Publications, Cengage.   The Glass Table (Book I) Shards (Book II) 2010 Author Leigh K Cunningham launched the series in March 2010 at The 47th Annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Front/back cover design. Produced in Photoshop, Indesign.   Green Stuff for Kids 2009 Melbourne University Press. Foreword by Rove Mc Manus and Tim Flannery. 50 Digital illustrations/diagrams/graphs/maps/cartoons. Produced in Adobe Illustrator.   Giggle Gum Tree  2009 IP Kids. Author Juliet Williams. Launched by Paul Jennings. 32 full page traditionally painted illustrations and digital cover design.  

The Art Show 2009 ILTS
(Language Learner Literature Awards Finalist) Traditional Illustration.  
Road to Nowhere 2008 ILTS
(Language Learner Literature Awards Finalist) Traditional Illustration.  
River of Dreams  2007 ILTS
(Language Learner Literature awards Finalist) Traditional Illustration.  

Touché Heinemann. Series of French Language educational books, current standard at most Australian high schools. Comic, Pen and Ink and Photoshop.  

Other Work: Mind Gallery  Since 2007-Current: Casually contracted for Mind Gallery. We engage a corporate team, of up to 150 participants, in painting and strategic thinking exercises in order to achieve a variety of specifically tailored purposes. Also responsible for conducting artistic conference and festival/pr activities. www.mindgallery.com.au   Clients: BP, Ericsson, American Express, Nintendo, Australia Post, Thales  

Design Experience: Artisan/Empire Marketing June 2010 Working with Artisan for freelance contract with Empire Marketing. In house production of Magazine advertisements.   Babylon 2010 Identity: logo, business card, bookmark and internally lit street signage   ADAR Australian Drug and Alcohol Referral service 2009 Company branding, Logo Design  Interventions Australia 2009 Logo design.  Soul Foods Group 2009 Logo design.  ILTS 2004-2010 International Language Teaching Services. Illustrations produced for 14 titles. Published In Germany. 

Book covers: Giggle Gum Tree 2008, The Glass Table 2009, Shards 2009 Christina’s Matilda cover design and layout of 32 page book. 

Photo Retouching for Sanctuary Byron Bay 2008-2009.

Disney/Spin 2008 Working with Spin Communications on the development of an advertising campaign for Disney’s The Surrogates. Starring Bruce Willis. 3x TVC storyboards, 2x online game storyboards, website design, banner, leader boards. Created using Pencil/Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop.    

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