Welcome to storyboardnyc.com!
My name is Wes Simpkins, and I’ve been working as a professional storyboard artist in New York City since 2004. I work in pen and ink with grayscale marker shading and/or digital coloring depending on the specific requirements of the project. My comfort zone as far as workload per day is between 20-25 for inked and marker shaded, b/w boards. For full color digital boards it’s a bit harder to estimate as it really depends on complexity but I would estimate around 10 per day. I am also fluent in the programs included in the Adobe Creative suite for any layout purposes and use After Effects or Final Cut for putting together animatics.
Creatively, I bring a lot to the table. Throughout my career as a storyboard artist, I’ve developed a strong visual aesthetic and I am able to help troubleshoot shots with the various Directors that I work with. I’m comfortable with drawing under direction of course also but very often (especially while on advertising jobs) I work straight from a script, coming up with the shots myself (and then submitting for approval). I work out of my studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn but also work on-site anywhere in the New York City area.
Thank you for taking an interest in my work. I hope to be drawing for you soon!