ABOUT

 

Nicole Cuddihy grew up in Oregon, often sketching or searching thrift stores for vintage clothing. Following high school, she left the forested mountains of the Pacific Northwest for the English seaside and an opportunity to study Costume Design at the Arts University Bournemouth. After a BA in Costume Design, she received an MA specialized in digital costumes within games and animation.

Following university, Nicole has worked as a freelance costume illustrator, designer, and concept artist within the games and film industries. Throughout the pandemic, she turned her skills to the vibrant Animal Crossing New Horizons community, and worked alongside major companies to translate their content into the game in a way that values both brand integrity and player experience. 

Nicole continues to design within Animal Crossing, alongside freelance costume illustration and concept art. Equally passionate about traditional techniques and new advancements, she aims to continue working within the digital and live action realms. She is currently based in the UK, please email for work inquiries.

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Freelance

2020- Present

RECENT EXPERIENCE

Freelance

2018-Present

Digital Designer

Animal Crossing: Gillette Venus, Netflix, Tommy Hilfiger

Costume Illustrator

Unannounced Film, 2022

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Freelance

2018-Present

Costume Concept Artist 

Unannounced Game, in-development 2020- present

SKILLS

Costume Design

Character Concept Art

Research & Presentation

Illustration 

Character Design

Sewing

Set Design

SOFTWARE

Adobe Photoshop​

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Office Suite

Marvelous Designer

Adobe After Effects

Mad Mapper

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EDUCATION

MA Animation Production with Distinction 2018-2019

Arts University of Bournemouth, UK

BA Costume & Performance Design First Class Honours 2015-2018

Arts University of Bournemouth, UK