About Me

I’m a young animator, illustrator and comic artist living in Kansas. Having graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute, I’m currently seeking a job where I can utilize my passion for illustration and animation. My style is unique and varied, and my work ethic is top-notch. I am eager and ready to work.

A Bit About My Background-

I have had four years of formal art training and graduated KCAI with a BFA in animation, as well as being self-taught in illustration/comics for many more years. As I have worked in animation, illustration, and comics I have tirelessly developed my skills. This interdisciplinary work has made me a well-rounded, multi-faceted artist who is willing to tackle any artistic challenge presented.
Professionally, I have tackled many different projects and look forward to working on many more.
Other past projects I have worked on are illustrations for a children’s book called “Mrs. Anderson & the Wayward Ducks”, various illustrations for stock illustration studio Fanatic Studios, and pencil/layout artist for a comic called “Last Days of Dane”.

If you are looking for a talented artist who can get you a high-quality product done on time, I would love to talk to you.


+Sid R. Quade+ 

+10202 West 92nd Place, Overland Park, KS 66212     + (816) 520-4904   +sidquade@gmail.com

+Portfolio Site- http://sidquade.blogspot.com/

+Linkedin Profile- http://www.linkedin.com/in/sidquade

Objective- Currently seeking a career path in an art-related field, either through means of seeking a position in a studio that involves either illustration, animation, film-editing or motion graphics work.

Profile- Creative and hard-working animator/illustrator with four years of formal artistic training.

-Can quickly and efficiently provide quality work that always meets the client’s deadlines.

-Specializes in comic work, character design, storyboarding, and varying types of illustration.

-Adaptable and always willing to change the product based on the client’s editorial needs


Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Animation, May 2011

Dean’s List/Dean’s Honorable Mention

$15,000 per year merit scholarship

Art Experience 


-4-year formal animation training

-Digital animation and film-editing techniques- Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, digital puppets and Autodesk Maya

-Traditional animation- hand-drawn/cell animation, stop-motion, experimental animation

-Animation Pre-production work- concept development, character-design, storyboarding, animatics, and concept pitching


-Adobe Flash CS3

-Digital Ink & Paint

-Final Cut
-Adobe After Effects

-hand-drawn cell animation

-limited stop-motion
-digital puppets

-Adobe Premiere


-Mostly self-taught in terms of illustration and comic work, with skills enhanced by various illustration electives taken.

-Worked both in digital media- Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, some Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign- and traditional media- colored pencils, markers, ink, watercolor, etc.

Illustration Media

-Various traditional media

-Adobe Photoshop CS3

-Adobe Flash CS3

-Manga Studio 4

Related Experience 

-Inking for Brand X Studio/ARJ Infusion Services

-Animation for Brand X Studio/Jesco Resources Inc.

-Fanatic Studio Illustrations (stock illustration studio)

-Layout/Pencil Artist for first issue of “Last Days of Dane”

-Freelance Illustrator for Triple Ace Games

-Creator of “Wanderlust Blues”- a comic series published through 215 Ink.

-Comic artist for issue 1 of series “Galaxy Girl”

-Comic Artist for “Politics @ Play” (Can be seen here- http://politicsatplay.com)


Work History 

-Flow Team Member- Target, Overland Park, KS – 2013 to present

-Crew Member- Five Guys, Overland Park, KS – 2012 to 2013

-Merchandising/ Signing Team- Macy’s, Overland Park, KS- 2011- 2012


-E-mail- sidquade@gmail.com

Linkedin- http://www.linkedin.com/in/sidquade

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