PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Illustrator, visual development artist, & designer with an arduous passion for distinct & memorable visual storytelling for animation, books, mobile games, & the web, with the ability to adapt & work in different styles, in a group setting or independently, with tireless enthusiasm for research, learning new skills, & sharing that knowledge with others.


SKILLS

Character Design
Environment Design
Prop Design
Logotype Design & Illuminated Typography


EMPLOYMENT

GRAPHIC ARTIST | Arrow International, Inc. | Cleveland, Ohio | 2011-Present
- Commercial illustration & graphic design for the bingo & instant-win game markets

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR | Cleveland, Ohio | 2009-Present


FILM CREDITS

CHARACTER DESIGNER | "LAYERS" | 2017
- Upcoming short film directed by Scott Wiser


BOOK CREDITS

ART ASSISTANT | "All Ghoul's School" by Marc Sumerak & David Bryant | IDW Publishing | 2011
- Worked under Brian Miller of Hi-Fi colour design


SHOWS & EVENTS

SKETCH ARTIST | Carol & John's Comic Book Shop | Cleveland, Ohio
International Women's Day charity event | 2014
Free Comic Book Day event | 2014
Free Comic Book Day event & gallery show | 2016
Wonder Woman Symposium post-symposium event in partnership with Kent State University | 2016


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Schoolism | 2016-Present
Environment Design with Nathan Fowkes

Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling
Painting Drama I - Composition | 2012
Painting Drama II - Color Theory | 2015


EDUCATION

Cleveland Institute of Art | Cleveland, Ohio | 2005-2009
BFA: Illustration, Communication Design


VOLUNTEER WORK

Creative Talent Network Expo | Burbank, California | 2013-2015
On-Site Registration Desk
- Processed transactions, directed attendees to destinations, answered attendees' questions

Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling | Burbank, California (remote) | 2016
Moderator & Cohost
- With animator, author, and illustrator Scott Wiser, we cohosted official online hangouts for Oatley Academy Live (now called Storytellers Summit), answering questions about and encouraging students to discuss amongst themselves their current work, and careers in animation and illustration.


INTERESTS

Animation, visual development, typography, historical research & reenactment, dance & live performance, volunteering, casual mobile games