Johnell Hipol

  • Freelance Character Designer

Lover of all entertainment from art, animation, music, and even radio dramas. Open to new experiences and try out new things. Bring it on!

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I am born and raised in Southern California. I have started drawing at a young age. The first thing I ever drew was a tree which my grandfather taught to me. Ever since, I have been filling out sketches with characters and the worlds they inhabit.


BA in Game Design at Academy of Art University

2012 – 2016 San Francisco, CA

General Education at Cerritos College

2010 – 2012 Norwalk, CA


34th congressional district student art competition 1st Place, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard


Ohana: Tribute to Chris Sanders and All things Tiki Gallery Solo

Art Institute of California – Orange County Santa Ana, CA

It was a one day family friendly event which has artwork, artist vendors, and food.


Character DesignIllustration


Adobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorDrawingPainting