Justin Bechtold


(LCAD) Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA

B.F.A. May 2014. Cum Laude, Major: Illustration



JNJBCREATIONS (August 2016- Present)

    - Self employed sole proprietor and freelance artist. Storyteller and Illustrator.


Comic Book Contract Work (May 2018 - Present)

    - Title: Comic Book Artist

    - Tasks: Penciler, Inker, Colorist, Letterer, Page Layout, Editor. Subject and material to be announced at a later date.

    - Writer: Nick Milo 

    - Creative Consultant: Cire Hensman of Lennexe Films


The Cauldron: Spirits and Brews (January 2018 - May 2018)

    - Title: Server

    - Tasks: Serving, Hosting, Food Running, Bussing, Opener


Palette Station (September 2015 - August 2016)

    - Title: Art Instructor

    - Tasks: Taught art fundamentals at Palette Station Studio and After School Programs. Collaborated with art instructors to form a Palette Station art curriculum. Cleaned up and locked up studio. Handled payments for class enrollment. Drove to assigned schools to teach the after school art program.


Illustrator at Epic Colorz Paint (October 2014 - March 2015)

    - Title: Illustrator

    - Tasks: Contract work in assisting visual development on client vehicles. Approval for production: I presented a finished illustration of the vehicle to the client at the end of the visual development phase.


TA for Digital Painting at Laguna College of Art and Design (February - May 2014)

    - Title: Teacher’s Assistant

    - Tasks: Assisted in photoshop instruction, digital painting techniques and technical difficulties.



13th Anniversary of World of Warcraft Fan Art Contest (January 2018)

    - My artwork (Broxigar vs Sargeras) received Runner-up

    - Published on World of Warcraft social media sites


Self-Published Work: Fliggity Flack (February 2017)

    - Title: Author and Illustrator

    - An illustrated poem (picture book). 24 pages. 19 illustrations.


World of Warcraft Tribute Book by Udon and Blizzard Entertainment (2013)

    - My artwork (The Thunder King) was accepted to be published in the book and debut at Comic Con 2013

    - I signed copies of the book at the Blizzard Entertainment booth during Comic Con 2013



The Hillywood Show

    - Title: Cast and Crew Member

    - Tasks: Starred in 6 parody videos and provided artwork recreations/props for 3 parodies.

    - The Hillywood Show is the brainchild of internet celebrities, comedy sister duo Hilly and Hannah Hindi. Their channel has over 1 million subscribers.


Boot Hill: Irvine Halloween Yard Display Haunt and Attraction

    - Title: Crew Member

    - Boot Hill has been around for 18 years. It is a free event but donations are accepted with part of the proceeds going to benefit Choc Hospital.

    - Tasks: I assist with production/visual development: T-shirt Illustrations and construction of Boot Hill. I also participate as one of the talents (monster - actor) that roams the attraction.


Martial Arts International

    - Title: Sensei, Instructor, 2nd Degree Black Belt

    - I practiced Martial Arts for 12 years.

    - At the completion of 1st Degree Black Belt, I started to train classes ranging from kids, teens, and adults.

    - As an instructor, I taught to instill knowledge, confidence, self control, and discipline true to the sport in M.A.I.’s students.



    - Photoshop, Illustrator, Sculptris, Painter, Autodesk Sketchbook, InDesign, Windows and Mac Software

    - Oils, Watercolor, Acrylic, Graphite, Ink, Charcoal, Gouache, Sculpture, Pastel, Costume Creation (Sewing, carving, scultping, etc.)


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