brad krause
Animation, Milwaukee Wisconsin United States
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Brief Summary
Animator and Illustrator in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I animate in 3d using Autodesk Maya and Newtek LighWave, and in 2d using Adobe After Effects. I also animate traditionally. I am both a traditional and digital illustrator. Digitally I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Traditionally I use pencil, pen and ink, oil, gouache and watercolor.
GE Medical, Briggs and Stratton, Harley Davidson, Alto Shaam, Advocare, Sargento, Orthopedic Associates of Wisconsin, Enerpac, Bader Rudder
Professional Experience

Brad Krause

Graphic Artist, Animator, Illustrator

phone: 414-426-0010
1255 N. 45th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
email: [email protected]
Illustration & Animation Portfolio:

Work Experience
2011 - 2013
Adjunct Professor
Art Institute of Milwaukee
Teaching undergraduate-level course in 3d Animation, Broadcast Graphics & Print Production
2010 - 2013
Adjunct Professor
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Teaching undergraduate-level course in 3d Animation and figurative illustration
2009 - 2010
Adjunct Professor
U.W. Parkside
Taught undergraduate-level courses in 3d Animation, Advanced 3d Animation, interactive Animation, Animation Analysis, Digital Video, and Animation Independent Study
2004 – Present
Illustrator & Animator
Radiance Media
Using Autodesk Maya, LightWave 3d, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator and Adobe After Effects, create Illustrations and animations for freelance clients. Examples include: Cutaway illustrations, character animations, architectural fly-throughs, logo animations, litigation animations and 3d/photo compositing, lower thirds, effects animation. Also authored one software training title, and coauthored a book about LightWave 3d.
2003 – 2004
Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Art Director
Pride Container Corp.
Graphic designer, illustrator and production manager in a New Berlin, WI satellite office of this Chicago company. Primary functions were 1) to generate graphic concepts for potential projects for the sales force and 2) to create finished artwork specifically for the company’s presses.
1998 – 2003
Illustrator, Animator/Production Artist/Designer
Advertising Art Studios
Illustration & animation, print production and graphic design. Ad Arts clients are primarily food and beverage manufacturers. Since most employees were graphic designers and productions artists, I primarily served as illustration support, as well as occasional designer for non-food clients.
Freelance Graphic Design and Illustrator
Illustration and graphic design.

1997 – 1998
Print Production Artist
Weber, Leicht, Gohr Advertising
Graphic designer, print production artist, illustrator and graphic designer for a variety of clients.
1994 – 1997
Illustrator/Print Production Artist
JK Graphic Design (Scan Communications)

Print production artist, illustrator and graphic designer for a variety of clients.

Software Skills
Maya 3d • LightWave 3d
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, After Effects Quark Xpress • Adobe InDesign
Adobe Soundbooth, Apple Garage Band
Scanning, compositing, color correcting in RGB and CMYK. . File and Project Management, including quote writing, project outlining (Text and graphics), voice-over, project content and promotional writing and storyboard creation.

Education 1985–1988
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
B.A., Graphic Design.

HDRI 3d magazine, 2005 - 2006
Art director, Contributor
1001 Lightwave Tips (book)
Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2004
3d Print and Illustration for 2d Artists (DVD)
Kurv Studios, 2004

Milwaukee Animation Group, 2009 - Present
Co-Founder and Chairman
Cream City Illustrators
2013 - Co- Vice President
2014 - Secretary

Samples and References available at
or upon request

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