Full name

Trea Bailey


Illustrator, Character Design, Storyboards


Nashville, TN


Credits include Sesame Street, Blake Shelton (“Doin' It (to Country Songs” music video), Fleurie (“Constellate” music video), CMT, and others…


Born & raised in Indiana, I attended Indiana State University majoring in English. I fell in love with writing real, compelling stories-- and started to discover my passion for fine arts. Upon graduation, I moved to Sydney, Australia, where I was trained in leadership and developing creative leaders. In my spare time, I developed a love for animation (particularly that of Disney and Don Bluth), character design, and the art of a great story.

I moved to Nashville, TN in 2015 to pursue dreams in music; however, it only confirmed that my true passion lies in art and storytelling. Since then, I've been active in the animation industry as a freelancer.


Animation, Character Design, Visual Development, Audio Engineering, Sound Design, Rotoscope, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Adobe After Effects



Magnetic Dreams

Nashville, TN · 12/16 – Present

Freelance storyboards, character design, and production assets

Storyboard Artist, Designer

PK Pictures

Nashville, TN · 05/17 – Present

Design and storyboards for various clients (Google, Nokia,…)

Animation Assistant

John Pomeroy

Nashville, TN · 2/18 – 3/18

Assisted in the animated intro to JohnPomeroy.com. Shot, inbetweened, colored, and composited using TVPaint and Adobe After Effects CC

Animator (Traditional 2-D, Rotoscope)

Dave Altizer Films

Nashville, TN · 2015 – 2015

Rotoscope Animation featured in the Passion Tour 2016 pre-roll video. Time crunch, thus three minutes of rotoscope/animation were squeezed into less than 48 hours.

Storyboards, Illustrations, Character Design

Hillsong Channel

Sydney, Australia · 2013 – Present

illustrations (featured in Hillsong Kids curriculum videos), sermon illustrations (Sunday Night Live '13, '14), storyboards (Hillsong College Easter presentation 2015), and teaching classes on Creative Team Night.



Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN · 1/17 – 5/17

Courses in the animation department under the teaching of Tom Bancroft and John Pomeroy.

Studio Engineering

The Blackbird Academy

Nashville, TN · 2015 – 2015

Graduated an intensive 6-month course on Studio Engineering. Among the many topics covered, I had hands-on practice in 5.1-surround mixing and film sound design.

Worship Arts – Leadership

Hillsong International Leadership College

Sydney, Australia · January 2012 – December 2014

Among many experiences, I studied and carried out team leadership responsibilities and management of creative personalities in a high-stakes environment. While there, I also had experience teaching art classes.


Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN · 2008 – 2011

I graduated with a degree in English where I excelled in short fiction. I also took part in graphic design and advanced sculpture (ceramic) classes.


Illustration, Story Development, Character Design, Storyboarding, Writing, Compositing