Mariel Rich

digital illustrator & artist


High School | Falmouth Academy Class of 2010

College | Maryland Institute College of Art class of 2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Cum Laude honors
Major in animation and concentration in illustration

Work Experience

Paid work

Freelance Illustrator | Self-employed | 2014-Present

Server | XS | June 2013- October 2014

Animator | CarnaVita | Summer 2012
Commissioned for corporate animation for CarnaVita by the managing director of Beautiful People, Greg Hodge.

Illustrator | Live OCD Free | Summer 2011
Commissioned for illustrations for cd cover and itunes application for Live OCD Free app.


Illustrator and Consultant | Curious Oranj | Summer 2009
Internship as an on site illustrator and consultant. (site has since shut down)

Volunteer Work

Junior Counselor | Cali Camp | Summers of 2006 and 2007
Volunteer Jr. Counselor for age range 6-12 (camp has since closed)

Figure Skating Assistant Instructor | Kennedy Skating Rink | Winters of 2004-2006
Volunteer skating assistant instructor for age range 6-12 (rink has since been renovated and renamed)


2010-2014 (consecutive) | Dean's List at the Maryland Institute College of Art

2011 | Placement in juried Loss and Consequences gallery, and consideration in Maryland State Highway campaign material.
For a conceptual digital art piece

2006-2010 | SISAL Competition
first place for wax sculpture
second place for digital illustration
honorable mention for acrylic painting

2010 | Placement in Cape Museum of Art Annual School Exhibition
For acrylic painting

2009 | Best Teamwork at MATE Mass Maritime ROV Competition

2009 | Honorable mention in Boston Globe arts competition
For digital illustration

2006 | First Place in Cordwood Kids PoeTREE contest
For poem

2006 | Future Problem Solving Competition held at MIT
first place in individuals for junior high to high-school age group
second place with group for Action Plan Presentation



  • 3D Studio Max
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Clip Studio Paint
  • Final Cut Pro
  • After Effects
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • PC Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Wacom Tablet

Art & Design

  • 3D Computer Modeling
  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Computer Animation
  • 3D Traditional Animation
  • 2D Digital Animation
  • Stopmotion Animation
  • Illustration
  • Concept Art
  • Digital Media
  • Traditional Media
  • Oil Painting
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Sewing
  • Sculpture
  • Tatting
  • Taxidermy