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About

Hello! My name is Sara Wilson. I'm also known as 'Fly Okay'.  

I'm a Berlin based illustrator who works with digital ink, graphite and a pastel color palette. My work is a blend of kawaii fantasy and Japanese Manga art, often depicting scenarios of precious moments between creatures and humans. My drawings can also be a intriguing mix of otherworldly animals and manga inspired portraiture.

I'm currently working on my ongoing serialized comic 'Ice Cream Octopus Queen'. Every issue is is available in a digital and print form in my Etsy shop. You may read the comic here. 

I've recently published an artbook titled 'The History of Fly Okay' with Helikon Gallery, based in Denver, Colorado. I'm currently self publishing a manga titled 'Ice Cream Octopus Queen'.


:Manga and ArtBooks: 
Ice Cream Octopus Queen Manga Series - Self Published
The History of Fly Okay Artbook - Published by Helikon Gallery


:Credentials:

Fly Okay
www.flyokay.com
Owner, Artist, Manga Maker 
- Visually Develop and create compelling illustrations and characters for multiple medias such as magazines, children's books, and posters.
- Write, illustrate, and self publish comic books. Current title: 'Ice Cream Octopus Queen'. 
- Maintain online shops, and upkeep all social media accounts. 
- Travel and exhibit at Comic Conventions all over the world. 
May 2013 - Present   Remote

Green Gold Animation
us.greengold.tv
Project Coordinator, Graphic Designer
- Organize and maintain all in-house and overseas artwork deliverables for various titles.
- Assist creative team with the planning and execution of art, design, and visual development of various titles.
- Assist Senior Art Director with creative team leadership.
- Design show bible logos, visual assets, and promotional materials for trade shows and conventions.
- Assist in the development, communication and creation of pre-production lists, scripts, marketing campaigns, and show bibles nationally and internationally.
January 2017- June 2017 Beverly Hills, California

InkHelm Studios
Head of Operations Storyboard Artist , Animator, Project Coordination, Administration
- Communicate with clients and defining a creative direction for their project needs.
- Illustrate compelling storyboards for whiteboard videos.
- Animate Storyboards into live Videos with VideoScribe.
- Organize and Archived digital image files.
- Coordinate Marketing materials and oversee daily activity.
September 2016 - December 2016  Remote

WizMotions
www.wizmotions.com
Illustrator
- Communicate with project manager to fulfill client's needs in regards to revisions.
- Read scripts and communicated with client concerning creative direction. Created illustrations and storyboards to deliver the client's advertising message.
September 2014 - September 2015 Remote

EXHIBITS
Helikon Gallery - 'Phree Town' - Solo Exhibit - 2017
Gallery1988 - 'Focus Features' - Group Exhibit - 2017
Gallery1988 - 'Memes' - Group Exhibit - 2017
Gallery1988 - 'Crazy For Cult Classics 6' - 2017
LowBrow Gallery - 'Imaginary Friends' - Solo Exhibit - 2016
Gallery1988 - 'Crazy For Cult Classics 2'- 2010

CONVENTIONS
Denver Comic Con 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 
Emerald City Comic Con 2017 
Anime Expo 2017 
Salt Lake Comic Con 2016
FanX 2016
Rose City Comic Con 2016

SKILLS
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Character Design, Digital Illustration, Digital Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Storyboarding, Project Coordination

EDUCATION
Indiana Wesleyan University  www.indwes.edu/
B.S. in Illustration Advisor: Ron Mazellan.
September 2008 - December 2010   Marion, Indiana 

Newaygo County Career Technical Center www.ncresa.org
Graphic Communication
Received certification in Graphic Communications in an extensive vocational 2 year program.
September 2005 - May 2007  Newaygo, Michigan

AWARDS
Wacom Drawing Competition Creative Talent Network (CTN)
4th Place
November 2017    Burbank, California

SkillsUSA www.skillsusa.org/
1st Place in Regionals in Graphic Communication
June 2006    Big Rapids, Michigan