Professional Resume

ANIMATION PROFESSIONAL

I AM A PROFESSIONAL IN ANIMATION WITH OVER 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.  I AM FUN AND DEDICATED WITH OUTSTANDING DIGITAL AND TRADITIONAL SKILLS. I HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF HARD WORK, LOYALTY AND DRIVE.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 CONCEPT ARTIST | CHARACTER DESIGNER | ILLUSTRATOR

 

Freelance Illustrator

2015 - PRESENT

  • Create original illustrations based on ideas from clients using a variety of design aesthetics.

  • Conceptualized and produced character designs based on real people.

  • Painted full illustrations

Dastan's Big World, Character Designer

NOVEMBER 2016 - JANUARY 2017

  • Designed 10 of the main cast of characters, setting a tone of the overall look and feel of the series

  • Presented various concept designs for each of the characters before the producers approved a definitive look.

  • Conceptualize a variety of scenarios and illustrations defining the overall look and feel of the project.

  • Cleaned up and inked a final look for the characters and scenarios.

Chronicles of Prydian, Character Designer

AUGUST 2015

  • Designed five of the main characters, setting a tone of the overall look and feel of the series

  • Presented various concept designs for each of the characters before the producers approved a definitive look.

  • Under supervision of my producers, I addressed any notes the client gave.

  • Staged the characters in various action scenarios.

  • Researched and designed costumes, keeping in mind what was appropriate for the location and time period.

  • Cleaned up and inked a final look for the characters and scenarios.

  • Maintained deadlines, making sure the work was finished so the colorist and the comp artists can meet their deadlines.

Stereo D, Production Coordinator

JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT

  • Films worked on: Fantastic Beasts, Star Wars – The Last Jedi, Rouge One, Geostorm, Assassin’s Creed, Star Wars – The Force Awakens, SpongeBob Squarepants 2 Movie: Sponge out of Water, Mad Max – Fury Road, Jurassic Park World, Everest, Truth

  • Managed inventory and schedules for VFX team

  • Managed the background department, assigning work based on artist’s abilities and speed

  • Created a tracking system for all backgrounds that followed their progress through the pipeline

  • Established a relationship with Art Directors and Production Team.

  • Managed, tracked and delivered shots and mattes

  • Tracked the progress of shots and sequences; maintaining revisions or omissions, notifying the crew

  • Created progress reports for Executives and Producers

  • Received and delivered inventory

Gang of Seven Animation, Artist / Editor / Production Manager

2005 - 2011; 2013

  • Projects: Biker Mice from Mars, Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Bernie Wrightson's Change for a Dollar, The Untold Tales of Ray Harryhausen, Freak Show, The Juice, Frankenstein, The Dark Realm , Growlie Valley, Pond Scum, Captain Action, Thor

  • Created original costume designs for The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

  • Cleaned up and painted artwork

  • Reviewed and fixed assets delivered from Overseas Companies

  • Assistant Animator on Change for a Dollar

  • Created and edited animatics using Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion and Premiere

  • Assisted in creating the pipeline for both television and feature projects

Warner Brothers Animation, Intern

1999 - 2000

  • Reviewed and cataloged submissions and proposals

  • Created and maintained database for Kids’ WB and Nielsen ratings

DreamWorks Animation, Intern

JUNE 2000 - SEPTEMBER 2000

  • Pegged scenes for Layout and assisted in pencil tests for Effects Department

  • Responsible for preparing Directors Approval Sessions

Hanna Barbera, Intern

JANUARY 2000 - MAY 2000

  • Assisted completing projects for presentation

  • Reviewed and created summaries for Scooby Doo films

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (2002-2007)

GRADUATE STUDENT AT THE ANIMATION WORKSHOP

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE (1996-2000)

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART - DEANS LIST

ANIMATION ART ACADEMY AT THE ANIMATION GUILD

CHARACTER DESIGN WITH STEPHEN SILVER; STORYBOARDING, FIGURE DRAWING AND DRAPERY WITH KARL GNASS; ANATOMY WITH GLEN VILPPU

 

Organizations and Leadership Activities

Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key Honor Society, ASIFA, Women in Animation, Girls Drawing Girls, IATSE Local 839

Awards

2nd place in CSUN Video Jam Animation; Best Animation for College in World Animation Marathon; CSUN Animation Art Show

Volunteer Activities

Volunteer at Pacoima Enrichment Academy (Pacoima Charter School); Santa Monica Beach Clean Up; Planted Orange Trees at California State University, Northridge

References available upon request