Who am I?
What am I doing here?
My name is Trish Shields, known on the internet as Trishields. I am a freelance artist and graphic designer for hire, with a specialty in character design and illustration.
Though I specialize in characters, I also have a trained education in Graphic Design, and can take care of any branding needs you may have, such as logos, website tools and graphics, covers for books, streaming services and much more.
I've been drawing as long as I could hold a pencil, though I did not start receiving official artistic training until 2006, when I graduated high school and began attending a community college, and later, a four-year State University in California, where I was born and raised.
I've been doing commissions since 2008, and have made a lot of progress of which I am quite proud, but I still have much to learn and am constantly searching for and and all ways to improve.
I consider myself to be a bit of a gamer, if you will. I proudly play Overwatch, Minecraft, Sims (all of them..) and have a long list of MMO's behind me including, World of Warcraft, FFXIV, Rift, Archeage, and more. I love building and exploring, so I also play games like Terraria, 7 days to die, and Skyrim, along with anything that will allow me to build or design in some way, be it rooms, scenery, cities, you name it. Rumor has it that I also used to RP... A lot. On a game called Furcadia. Some of you might know it. I am happy to have worked on some of the default avatars for that game and some of the lovely digo avatars as well.
My dream job is to become a concept artist at any gaming company, but I will also gladly do Character Design and Logos, Web graphics and Branding designs, or Covers for private projects and smaller companies and individuals. If you have an idea, approach me! I would be happy to work for you and hear what ideas you have.
Unfortunately, due to health conditions, working a standard, full time job is not an option for me, but I am able to work from home with relatively little hassle. If this is acceptable to you, lets do business!
I pride myself on being able to give my customers artwork they will never forget, that they are proud to show to their friends, and that will make them want to come back and purchase more.
There is no job too large for me to handle, though I strive to always give my clients the best that I can possibly offer; if I feel my skill in a particular area is not up to par, I will work at it until I am confident and happy with my solution.
As a bit of added FYI and a disclaimer, I was previously known as Muddy91, or Muddyixi. Any artwork that you see done by that name on Deviantart, Furaffinity, Weasyl or Furaffinity is mine.
So, as a precaution, and though this has not yet happened, I want to take a preventative measure here to let you guys know and to note that those names have all been retired. I will no longer be using the names Muddy91 or Muddyixi to contact anyone.
If anyone contacts you trying to have any kind of business with you, claiming to be Muddy, or even Trishields, and they are not using one of my official emails (Trishields14@gmail.com), or the alt Trishields in Furcadia, or one of my public alts on RPR, do not trust them. Do not send them any money or information whatsoever, regardless what excuses they give you. Ask them to send an email instead, and notify me right away by whatever means is easiest for you.
I can also be found in these locations:
Weasyl: https://www.weasyl.com/~trishields (Retired)
You can find me on discord as:
But, this is a somewhat private account. Please do not contact me on Discord for inquiries unless all other methods have failed. DeviantArt is an acceptable alternative for me.