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 Illustrator (2020)

Valencia, CA

  • Sketched, developed, and created digital illustrations according to the client’s request and order.

Freelance Motion Graphic Design Artist, Brewing Root (2019)

Bitter Root Pottery, Valencia, CA

  • 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, “Neon Moon” dir. Matthew Cicernos  (2019)

Valencia, CA

  • Created storyboard thumbnails as directed by a script for live shot sequences. 

  • Communicated with director for feedback and changes.

Freelance Animator, “Summery: The Cure for Common Culture” dir. Rohitash Rao (2019)

Valencia, CA

  • Rigged and animated 2D assets in Adobe Animate and created background assets.

CSULB Animation Lab Technician (2018-2019)

California State University Long Beach, School of Art 

  • Supervised student usage of Mac computers and Cintiq tablets, assisted with troubleshooting for programs and/or technical problems, cleaned lab facility and enforced lab rules.

Skills

  • Proficient in: Adobe Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Storyboard Pro, TV Paint, Cinema 4D, Media Encoder and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Friendly communicative ability and productive leadership.

  • Proficiency in rigged animation, hand-drawn animation, 2D/3D motion graphics.

  • Strong eye for storyboarding and composition for film.

  • Direction experience in animation, film and audio.

Awards, Screenings and Events

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
2019 Pixar Storyboard Workshop: participant, California State University Long Beach

 

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