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Accepting limited freelance gigs until further notice. 

Willing to relocate
References available upon request


Summary

Visual development artist and illustrator inspired by nature and stories. An ideal artist for animal + creature characters intended for animation. Specializes in cartoon and realistic style. 

Skills: watercolor, gouache, pen and ink, oil, acrylic, pastel and nupastel
Software + Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS6 + CC, Adobe Illustrator CS6 + CC, Adobe Flash/Animate CC, Adobe Indesign CC, Mischief, Corel Painter, Zbrush
Education: BFA: Illustration, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA  (May 2015)

current ongoing work

Freelance (August 2011 - Present)
Currently freelancing while looking for in-house opportunities in the film and gaming industry.
** All durations in this category are [starting - suspected/definite contract end], otherwise will be stated as [Present].
Creates artwork for wide variety of clients. Holds strong time management skills along with meeting deadlines and goals. Strives to surpass expectations in art quality. Regularly communicates with clients on project status. Makes suggestions when necessary for higher quality of art and client satisfaction. 

Personal Story: Project Sky (July 2015 - Present)
Codename Project Sky is a personal project that's been briefly shown to a limited audience at the Creative Talent Network Expo (CTNx) 2015. All development is created by me, and has been copyrighted. Development includes original story, character designs, sequence thumbnails, and more. To request permission to view Project Sky, please contact me and write in the subject line "Project Sky". 

experience

Experienced UI Artist at 1st Playable Productions (August 2016 - June 2017)
Creating assets and designs for mobile games, as well as designing characters, props, title pages, and storyboards for mini games. Working efficiently onsite with team using Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Flash/Animate CC, Indesign CC, Acrobat, and proprietary programs. Designs are not yet available for online viewing. 

Freelance Illustrator at Foiled Again! Chocolate Coin Factory, LLC. (January 2016 - August 2016)
Designed illustrations intended for company website renovation, including banners, panels, screen assets and buttons. Worked directly with company CEO and web designer. Used Adobe Illustrator CS6 for logo, and Adobe Photoshop CC for presentation.

Freelance Illustrator at 8ninths (August 2015 - August 2016)
Worked on mobile game Paradise Bay as a rush-artist contracted through 8ninths. Would meet via Google Hangout, and render-painted 3D models and other artistic performances for website and app clients. Worked efficiently via online live stream communication with team in Seattle, WA. 

Freelance Artist for Digital Ambiance (May 2016 - July 2016)
Created concept designs and sketch-ups for a variety of projects involving interactive lights. Worked remotely while commuting for meetings. Designs are not yet available for viewing online. 

Freelance Concept Artist at StudioX (February 2016 - July 2016)
Created character and creature designs for in-development short animation. Worked remotely while making commutes to the SF Bay Area for meetings.

Freelance Visual Development Artist for Project Heart (February 2016 - May 2016)
Created character and creature designs for in-development screenplay intended for TV animation. Worked remotely.

Freelance Illustrator at Foiled Again! Chocolate Coin Factory, LLC. (June 2015 - July 2015)
Designed company logo for updated appearance. Worked directly with company CEO and web designer. Used Adobe Illustrator CS6 for logo, and Adobe Photoshop CC for presentation.

Resident Assistant for Campus Living Villages (August 2012 - May 2013; May 2014 - August 2015)
Organized interactive, educational, and wellness programs. Maintained order and safety within the residential halls. Interacted with residents to ensure reliability and approachability. Assisted and took leadership in solving high risk situations including but not limited to medical emergencies, suicide, theft, physical and verbal abuse, and sexual assault. 

Freelance Concept Artist at GameOn Technology (July 2014 - November 2014)
Designed sporty vector social media sticker packet for hundreds of GameOn app users. Worked efficiently with head of GameOn and staff remotely and onsite, both within a team and independently. Used watercolors and Adobe Illustrator CC for sticker packet.

President of Ideation Club at Academy of Art University (August 2011 - May 2013)
Revitalized and grew club from 15 to 600+ members. Organized professional company campus tours, as well as volunteer opportunities with local businesses. Scheduled several guest speaking events with professional illustrators and visual development artists. Worked directly with Academy of Art University Director of Illustration and staff for facility uses and gave monthly reports on club's status, management, and future plans. Pitched on behalf of clients seeking illustrators for collaborative projects. Enriched club members' knowledge and experiences before graduation. Started and managed the club website. 

Freelance Concept Artist at Films by Neptune (May 2012-August 2012)
Designed movie poster and concept art for indie film company Films by Neptune's feature film "Red". Worked directly with Director and Producer.

Lead Concept Artist for Junior Giant 2012 (February 2012 - July 2012)
Worked in collaboration with the Academy of Art University and San Francisco Giants on this promotional animated short for the San Francisco Giants' Community Fund. Recruited two concept  artists, was in charge of designing antagonist character, and overlooked designs with Producer.

Freelance Concept Artist for Student Thesis Film (December 2011 - June 2012)
Designed antagonist monster "alien whale" for graduate student's senior thesis. Worked efficiently, and often communicated with client and 3D modeler on specifications and changes to design.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Gallery Nucleus (2016)
The Art of Broken Age Exhibition and Tribute EventConfrontation

BobCut Magazine Feature  (2015)

Academy of Art University Spring Show  (2013 - 2015)
Space Journey (2015)
Busy Bees (2015)
Mermaid Friends (2015)
Little Pink Bird (2014)
Washington State Poster (2013)
Relationship Between a Rabid Raccoon and Robotic Rabbit (2013)

Limited Edition Moleskine Promotion Book for the Adobe Creative Cloud  (2013)

Academy of Art University First Annual Fall Show  (2012)
Relationship Between a Rabid Raccoon and Robotic Rabbit (2012)

National Design Competition - Construction Industry Round Table  (2009)
Third Place in finale competition. Received recognition from the United States Senate. Acted as Spokeswoman in Washington D.C.
Collaborated with two additional artists on team of building design.