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Hi! I'm Victoria Robustello.
New York, NY, USA (She/Her)
VIS DEV ARTIST with 6 years of professional experience creating characters, props and environments. I elevate concepts by developing out-of-the-box solutions to complex visual problems. I am detail-oriented with the discipline to simplify. I exceed expectations while working within tight deadlines. I draw inspiration from life while educating myself from diverse perspectives. I easily adapt to styles and readily invite each new challenge as an opportunity to learn.
6 years of professional experience
Animation/ Game Industry
Vis Dev Artist
Nalb Noum, 2023
Environment Artist/Colorist. "This 2D animated horror short follows a young black teen Junior, and his two best friends, Nate and Reg. Junior believes he has found the monster that is to blame for the attacks on the black community. When peer pressure from the school bully piles on unfortunate events, Junior and his two friends set out to prove the monster is real."
Solo Muralist for The Promenade Apartments at The Foundry in Providence, RI. Contracted by DSF Group.
Book Illustrator for published Children's Book. "Ever struggle with feeling left out? "Clumsy Callie", a 780-word picture book (age range 4-8), takes you through a little girl’s world of being bullied by others for her quirk."
Street Artist for Lady Pink in Wollman Skating Rink (NYC), Dusseldorf (Germany), Studio 89 (Highland, NY) and Express Latinos (Kingston)
Nalb Noum Short Film Nov 2022- Present
Elevate concepts to film-ready backgrounds in Horror 2D Animation and create a palpable mood with color, details, lighting and line. Present to Environment Team before exchanging and applying feedback.
Street Artist Assistant
Lady Pink August 2021- Present
Promoted from Office Assistant to Assistant. Proven adept while volunteering and contracted to paint a 2-story portrait mural on our team's next scheduled festival. Became her right-hand woman in hyper-realistic and stylized paintings.
Solo Mural Artist (contract)
DSF Group April-May 2022
Livened up each floor of The Promenade (Providence, RI) with 9-foot digitally illustrated mural installations, each comprised of Providence's historical icons and landmarks.
Book Illustrator (contract)
Hurn Publications October 2020-August 2021
Honed skills in visual storytelling and world-building through storyboarding alongside character, background and prop design. 30-page children's book was concept to print-ready in 6 months.
Ron English Sept 2018-March 2020
Promoted from Office to Artist Assistant. Trained in assisting English in his paintings, sculptures, sets and props.
Illustration Intern (contract)
Alaska Family Violence Prevention Program Jan-June 2017
Universalized extensive research of neuroplasticity in trauma recovery within indigenous communities. Open-access toolkit launched and was presented in Alaska, the lower 48 states, Finland and Sweden.
State University of New York at New Paltz
Cumulative GPA: 3.9
B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting
Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List, Presidential Merit Scholarship, Club team captain Digital Painting, Figure Drawing, Scientific Illustration, Human Biology