Ethan DeBoer Art

About Me

Hi! My name is Ethan DeBoer. I am a cartoonist and animator from Illinois who is looking for work in character design, prop design, storyboarding, or writing. My passion is animation and animation history as a whole. I believe that animation is the most expressive medium in film and television, and it can do a multitude of things that live action can not. My dream is to one day be creative director on a animated television show or film. With that job, I would like to create a story with heart, humor, and a entertaining plot that is fun for both children and adults.

For business inquiries contact ethandeboerart@gmail.com

Previous Work

  • Northern Illinois University Digital Convergence Lab https://dcl.niu.edu/ (July 2019 – Feb 2020)
    • Animated short 2D video modules for clients
    • Adobe Animate CC, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro
    • Traditionally animated simple actions (hand motions, lip syncing, head turning) using a drawing tablet
  • Northern Star Newspaper (Aug 2019 – Feb 2020)
    • Created 2 colored comic strips a week for online and print newspaper
    • Bi-weekly editorial cartoons
    • Photoshop or Clip Studio Paint
  • Discovery Center Children’s Museum (Summer 2019)
    • Graphic Design intern; designed posters and took photos for fliers
    • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Skills

  • Drawing in traditional pencil and ink pen, specializing in stylistic, round, cartoon designs.
  • Drawing on tablets in Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, and other drawing programs
  • Animating in Adobe Animate CC
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects
  • Friendly demeanor and works well with others.

Inspirations

  • Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Lab, Samurai Jack, Sym-Bionic Titan)
  • Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Wander Over Yonder)
  • Stephen Hillenburg (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Phillip Lord and Chris Miller (Clone High, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Lego Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Lincoln Pierce (Big Nate)
  • Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls)
  • Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants)