Motivated lifelong helper with the ability to adapt and work as part of a team or independently in order to meet project deadlines. Tireless enthusiasm for research, learning new skills, and sharing knowledge with others. Willing to relocate to Los Angeles.
Flexible, organized, and detail-oriented
Maintaining office equipment
Proficiency in Windows and Mac operating systems
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Acrobat
Trained in Microsoft Office Word and Excel
Trained in various file-sharing and editing software (Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, etc.)
GRAPHIC ARTIST | Arrow International, Inc. | Cleveland, Ohio | 2011-Present
Commercial illustration and logotype design for the bingo and instant-win game markets. Assist Lead Designer with Creative Department revision and creation of documents and templates. Trusted as a "go-to" artist for challenging assignments while maintaining consistent workload.
DESK CLERK | Cuyahoga County Public Library | Cleveland, Ohio | 2011
Greeted library patrons and directed them to locations within the library. Checked library items in and out via a proprietary system. Created patron accounts and assigning library cards. Put aside items that needed to be reshelved by Pages. Processed late fees and other small transactions. Addressed patrons and library employees via internal phone system and intercom. Placed external calls to patrons.
PAGE | Cuyahoga County Public Library | Cleveland, Ohio | 2009-2011
Collected and reshelved library items both alphabetically and by the Dewey Decimal System. Answered clerk and librarian requests via internal phone system and intercom. Occasionally directed patrons to locations within the library. Prepped items on hold for other library branches.
FREELANCE VISUAL DEVELOPMENT & ILLUSTRATION | Cleveland, Ohio | 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, Communication Design
LEAD ORGANIZER | Historical Pooches Zine | Cleveland, Ohio (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 | Burbank, California (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, California | 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, Ohio
Wonder Woman Symposium post event | 2016
Free Comic Book Day event | 2014, 2016
International Women's Day charity event | 2014
References available upon request.