PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Visual storyteller with an instinctive desire to create high quality work done on a deadline. Ability to adapt and work in different styles, in a group setting or independently. Tireless enthusiasm for research, learning new skills, and sharing knowledge with others. Willing to relocate to Los Angeles.


SKILLS

Character design
2D illustration
Graphic design and typography
Proficiency in Adobe Creative programs
Proficiency in Windows and Mac operating systems
Working knowledge of file preparation for digital presentation and print reproduction
Proficient in pencil, ink and marker sketching
Trained in charcoal and other dry media on paper


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

GRAPHIC ARTIST | Arrow International, Inc. | Cleveland, OH | 2011-Present
Commercial illustration and logotype design for the bingo and instant-win game markets. Trusted as a "go-to" artist for challenging assignments while maintaining consistent workload.Assist Lead Designer with revision and creation of documents, templates, and other best practices for the entire Creative department.

FREELANCE VISUAL DEVELOPMENT & ILLUSTRATION | Cleveland, OH | 2009-Present
Credits: "LAYERS", a short film by Scott Wiser (currently in development)


EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CG Master Academy
Character Design for Animation with Nate Wragg

Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling
Painting Drama I - Composition, Painting Drama II - Color Theory

Cleveland Institute of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration and Communication Design


VOLUNTEER WORK

LEAD ORGANIZER | Historical Pooches Zine | Remote | 2017
Creator, editor, and lead organizer of an art book. All profits donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.

MODERATOR & COHOST | Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling | Remote | 2016
With animator, filmmaker, and storyteller Scott Wiser. Co-hosted online meetings, advising current students and encouraging independent collaboration and networking.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION DESK | Creative Talent Network Expo | Burbank, CA | 2013-2015
Processed transactions and directed attendees to destinations within the expo for three consecutive years.

SKETCH ARTIST | Carol & John's Comic Book Shop | Cleveland, OH
Wonder Woman Symposium post event | 2016
Free Comic Book Day event | 2014, 2016
International Women's Day charity event | 2014

 

References available upon request.