Professional Summary

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Chelsea Keene is a Los Angeles based concept and visual development artist. Her passion is creating detailed and unique fantasy worlds, characters and props to help support and tell compelling stories for film and game play. 


Industry Experience

2019 - Present - Lead Visual Development/ Concept Artist, Animator, Story Artist - "Goodby to all Cats"

CaiMedia & Susan Bloom Production


Lead Character Design and Environment Artist/ Concept Artist

Lead Animator

Lead Story Artist

2014 - 2019 - Lead Assistant to Director

"The Living Book" - Animated Feature Film by Erin Cosgrove



Color and Clean Up

Animation Lip Syncing

File Compositing and Set Up

2018 - 2019 - Animation, Color/ Clean Up

"Nothing To Say" - Animated Short Film by Aubry Mintz/ Mintz Productions voiced by Danny Aiello


Color and Clean Up

File Compositing and Set Up


2015 - 2018 - Animation, Color, Character Expressions

"The Raft, The Snake, and the Cosmos"- Animated Short by Erin Cosgrove - Featured at the China Onscreen Biennial 2018 


Color and Clean Up

Character Expressions/ Art

Lip Syncing Animation

2006 - 2014 - Director, Choreographer and Performer

Suspended Reality - Circus Arts, Aerial Acrobatics and Theatrical Performance Troupe



Story Art/ Development

Environment Design

Concept art 

Character, Costume and Prop Design 

Script Writing

Personal Work and Exhibitions

"Reflection" - An Animated Short Film by Chelsea Keene

Official Selection and Finalist at the Providence Children's Film Festival - Feb 2020

     - Nominated for Audience Choice Award, Special Jury Award, and Children’s Hospital Jury Award

Official Selection and Finalist at the CSU Media Arts Festival Hollywood - Nov 2019

     - 4th Place winner for Best Animated Short Category

Official Selection and Finalist at the Best Short Fest in Ottawa - Oct 2019

     - Nominated for Best Animation Super-Short & Best Experimental Super-Short

Official selection at the Children's Film Festival Seattle - March 2020

Official selection at the Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival - May 2020

Official selection at the Hollywood Reel International Film Festival

Official selection at the International Filmschool Festival Tetouan - Nov 2019

Official selection at the Cannes Short Film Festival in France - Oct 2019 

Official selection at the Anim!Arte Film Festival in Brazil - Oct 2019

Official selection at the Overmountain Film Festival in Tennessee - Aug 2019

Official selection at the Double Exposure Film Screening in North Hollywood Laemmle Theater - May 2019

Skills/ Programs

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Premiere

Adobe Flash


Toon Boom Harmony

Storyboard Pro Harmony

TV Paint