Character Designer & Illustrator
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I’m an artist with a combined 5+ years of experience in character design, prop design, 2d animation and illustration.
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
Bachelors in Animation & Visual Effects (grad. 2015)
Named Best in Show at the 2015 Spring Show for Layout Design.
JAMESTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associates in Fine Art (grad. 2009)
Awarded Constance E. Casey Memorial Scholarship for Artistic Excellence
Awarded Best in Show for Spring 2009 Student Show.
FREELANCE ARTIST: Self Employed
(Los Angeles, CA), 2015 – present
Conceptualized ideas and produced character and prop designs for multiple clients based on reference materials. Ensuring client satisfaction through communications and quick-timed revisions on tight deadlines.
ART INSTRUCTOR: Infinity Visual & Performing Arts Center
(Jamestown, NY), 2018
Offered illustration and character design lessons and workshops for young adults and teenagers. Instructed students via lectures, demonstrations, and encouraged continued practice outside of the classroom.
ASST. CHARACTER DESIGNER: Marvel Entertainment
(Glendale, CA), 2016 – 2017
Designed main and supporting characters for seasons 3 and 4 of “Avengers Assemble”. Worked remotely with other designers to create and reinvigorate designs of previous characters. Produced model sheets, turnarounds, prop designs, and collaborated with a team to meet strict deadlines.
ANIMATION LAB TECH: Academy of Art University
(San Francisco, CA), 2015
Improved university students’ understanding of animation and design principles outside the classroom in AAU’s animation department by guiding students through creative and technical aspects of their assignments.
- Character Design (5 years experience)
- Illustration (5 years experience)
- 2D Animation (5 years experience)
- Stop Motion Animation (2 years experience)
- ToonBoom Harmony (4 years experience)
- Adobe Photoshop (10 years experience)
- Adobe Illustrator (2 years experience)
- Adobe Animate (1 year experience)
- 2D Animation, Character Design, Customer Service, hospitality, illustration, layout design, office administration, Prop Design, Stop Motion Animation, visual development
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