Education

2019  BFA cum laude in Illustration, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach CA
2015  AA cum laude in Art, College of the Canyons, Valencia CA

Work Experience

Freelance After Effects Rigger and Animator (2020)

“HealthNet” Hydro Studios, LLC, dir. Alison Hoffman

  • Gather, place, rig, and animate vector assets in AE according to storyboards with a team. 

Character Asset Artist/Storyboard Artist/Audio Producer/Composer/Editor (2020)

 “Trump PSA” Gruskoff Film Organization and Loud Bird Productions, dir. Trilina Mai

  • Developed inked and colored vector assets in Illustrator for animation in After Effects based on character design direction. Contributed storyboard panels.

  • Composed music, produced sound effects, and directed/recorded voice actors.

  • Edited rough and final cuts in Premiere Pro.

Freelance Storyboard Artist and Animator (2020)

“Shadow” dir. Trilina Mai

  • Thumbed and storyboarded from the script, rough animation, inking, and coloring.

Freelance Motion Graphic Design Artist, Brewing Root (2020)

Bitter Root Pottery

  • Thumbnailed, developed, and animated designs for Bitter Root Pottery’s coffee shop Instagram page. Used Cinema 4D, Illustrator, and After Effects to create and animate assets.

Freelance Storyboard Artist (2019)

“Neon Moon” dir. Matthew Cisernos

  • Thumbnailed and storyboarded as directed by the script for live shot sequences. 

  • Communicated with the director for feedback and changes.

Skills

  • Proficient in: After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchbook, Adobe Animate, Premiere Pro, Storyboard Pro, TV Paint, Media Encoder, and FL Studio.

  • Friendly communicative ability in teams and ability to take charge when needed.

  • Strong eye for storyboarding and shot composition for film.

  • Proficiency in rigged animation, hand-drawn animation, and motion graphics.

  • Director experience in animation, film, and audio.

Awards, Screenings and Events

2019 Pixar Storyboard Workshop: participant, California State University Long Beach
2019 Los Angeles Film Awards: winner, Honorable Mention for Comedy, animator
2019 Independent Shorts Awards: winner, Honorable Mention for Best Comedy Short, animator
2019 Global Film Festival Los Angeles: winner; Honorable Mention for Best Student Film, animator
2019 jellyFEST: Semi-Finalist for Animated Short Category, and Official Selection, animator
2019 IndieX Film Festival: Finalist for Best Comedy and Official Selection, animator