Amber L. Jones

  • Illustrator
  • New York

An illustrator/animator wanting to make cool work.

Amber Lee Jones aka "DaggerStar" is an afro-latine freelance illustrator and 2D animator located in upstate New York. They graduated from Pratt Institute in 2016 with their BFA in 2D Animation and has worked for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Dark Horse. They’ve also done online art classes for the Japanese Culture Center of Chicago and animated on the Peabody Awarded "Cops and Robbers" on Netflix.

Their work features queer BIPOC characters in their own action narratives and takes inspiration from years of consuming anime and western superhero comics and getting bored of the main characters. One of her biggest artistic inspirations is Basquiat for his success as an afrolatino creator making abstract work in the 80s and being free with his process.

Outside of freelance and their dayjob, the artist is always working on personal projects; their comics "Spirit Pizza" and "Sandia" are both on Webtoon and resuming sometime in 2022. They are also developing the 2D animated MV for Oni Squ4d, a joint project with fellow artist @kniiothedreamer They can be found on social media on instagram: @daggerstarfighter and twitter: @thatdaggerstar.

Education

BFA in 2d Animation at Pratt Institute

August 2012 – May 2016 Brooklyn, NY

Skills

Adobe CS/CCPremiereAfter EffectsIllustratorPhotoshopFlashToon Boom StoryboardToon Boom AnimateMicrosoft OfficeClip Studio Paint2d AnimationGraphic DesignStoryboarding