February 2018

If you've been watching my Instagram you've likely seen a lot of artwork. I told myself at the beginning of the year that I wanted to get back to drawing more. So far this year I have had a figure drawing session every week but one. I've also been very busy getting things together for a group show in March. Three of the four pieces I have planned are complete, and let me tell you, these pieces have been a beast to complete. I also put together a small 28 page zine that has figure drawings from the last year, they'll be for sale come March!

If you're on Facebook, be sure to check out and "Like" the page that I created for my art, you can find it here. Until next month, follow me on Instagram for constant peeks into my life!

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A selection of fine art projects.


Cody Shipman
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Cody Shipman

My name is Cody Shipman. I'm currently living in Seattle, WA where I work as a Graphic Designer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research on the Communications team of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. In addition to my full-time job, I also do freelance illustration and fine art. During my career I've worked on new business pitches, billboards, bus ads, storyboards, and acted as the illustrator for the book Happy-Go-Yoga.

On this website you will find a recent selection of my academic and professional work. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Graphic Designer – Fred Hutch (HVTN)

June 2016 – Current
Creating flyers, giveaways, posters, landing pages and online ads in multiple languages for trials running around the world. Working with vendors to ensure items are created on-time and to specifications. Creating internal marketing pieces including newsletters, conference and presentation materials, banners, visual aids and program guides. Creating graphics to use in social media campaigns and profile pages.

Visual Communication Designer – Community Health Plan of Washington

July 2014 – June 2016
Creating brands (names/logos) for programs offered by the company. Designing benefit books and catalogs. Creating newsletters, flyers, email templates, posters, billboards and postcards for internal and external partner programs/events. Updating and designing social media presence and websites.

Freelance – Copacino+Fujikado

2011 – 2012
Creating storyboards for a new business pitch and ad campaign pitch for current clientele. Provided illustrations for an award winning ad campaign requiring billboards, bus adverts and an e-book for the Seattle Aquarium.

Freelance – Christine Chen Communications LLC

2012 – 2014
Creating 11 illustrations for a book pitch which was picked up by Hachette. An additional 80 illustrations plus a Cover were completed for the book “Happy-GO-Yoga” available now online and at brick and mortar stores.

Academy of Art University | San Francisco, CA

Fall 2012 – Fall 2015
Bachelor of Fine Art | Graphic Design

Academy of Art University | San Francisco, CA

Fall 2005 – Fall 2009
Bachelor of Fine Art | Storyboarding

Design Skills

  • Comprehensive understanding of the design process
  • Skilled in production techniques for web and print design
  • Excellent typographic skills
  • Strong UX Design, practical understanding of user flow
  • Foundation in Web Design – HTML5, CSS3, JS and Wordpress
  • Experience dealing with printers and vendors.

Illustration Skills

  • Classically trained in a variety of mediums and techniques
  • In-depth understanding of color and lighting
  • Sharp eye for composition
  • Work quickly to create clear and successful storyboards
  • Ability to analyze stories, scripts and sequences
  • Develop characters and dramatic action scene by scene


  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • Microsoft Office

General Skills

  • Working in and with various teams/groups
  • Comprehensive reading/writing/editing
  • Flexible, attentive in a collaborative environment
  • Multitasker that can juggle multiple assignments and deadlines


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