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Keith Tran (he/him) is a Character Designer, Concept Artist, and Illustrator currently based in Brunswick, MD. He believes that art is meant to connect with people and wants to emphasize relatability to the audience. He loves to create characters and concepts with a fantastical twist based on his experiences throughout his life and his love of many subjects, including fantasy, sci-fi, history, psychology and mythology.



  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition, Animate)

  • Clip Studio Paint (Pro)

  • Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

  • Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive)


  • Concept Art

  • 2D Character Design

  • Illustration

  • Storyboarding

  • 2D Animation

  • Video Editing


Majors Love You?! (Visual Novel Game)

Director, Concept Artist, Character Artist, Background Art Assistant, Illustrator
Oakland, CA

  • Directed a five-person team on how the demo game should look like

  • Conceptualized and finalized the designs of the personified art majors

  • Assisted in drawing classroom backgrounds

  • Drew game start menu and endings

February 2022 – May 2022

Wanted (Short Film)

Director, Animator, Storyboard Artist, Character Artist, Video Editor
Oakland, CA

  • Conceptualized and sketched out characters

  • Storyboarded shots and referenced action poses to give characters natural movements

  • Animated all scenes in Photoshop and stitch them in Premiere Pro

September 2021 – May 2022

The Portal Device (Short Animatic)

Director, Storyboard Artist, Character Artist, Video Editor
Oakland, CA

  • Designed characters, turnarounds, and color passes

  • Storyboarded and composited shots in Premiere Pro

  • Balanced sound effects and voice lines in Audition to bring liveliness

January 2021 – May 2021

Additional Experience

Public Relations Officer of 24Frames Animation Club

California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

  • Created posters to announce time and dates of meetings for club members

  • Helped facilitate and coordinate fundraising through bake sales

  • Collaborated with club council members to organize and execute meetings

September 2019 – April 2022


California College of the Arts

BFA in Animation

Oakland, CA

May 2022

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