Charlie LaVoy is a freelance visual artist. Servicing clients all over the world, Charlie provides a variety of media services, including animation, illustration, graphic design and visual effects editing. Best known for his work creating 3D animations from archival still images, he also brings both 2D and 3D characters to life as a character animator, and regularly provides original illustrations for children’s books.
Charlie is proficient in Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design, Adobe Premiere and Duik IK. He is based in Marquette, Michigan, and maintains a presence in New Orleans, Louisiana.
“I find that these different mediums all inform each other. For example, the sense of timing and performance that I draw from my background as a filmmaker plays out in my character animations. The mechanics of body movements that I have to be aware of while doing character animation brings a dynamism to my illustrations that was missing before I started animating. Running beneath all of it is my passion for building worlds and populating them. That is the foundation that ties it all together.”
“This guy's visions are the truth! He's (currently) working on the illustrations for my children's book and thank goodness I found him, because I was so nervous that no one would be able to execute my vision. He did it AND I didnt even have to explain what I wanted! Thank you Charlie, you have my business!”
-Luvenia Hankins, May 16, 2016.
Charlie is a beautiful, artistic genius. His ideas are brilliant and he works fast. I can't say enough good things about him!
-Crista Rock, Oct 13, 2016.