PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Illustrator, visual development artist, and designer with an arduous passion for distinctive visual storytelling for animation and publishing. 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.


SKILLS

2D Illustration
Character Design
Graphic Design
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop CS3-CC2017, Illustrator CS3-CC2017, and InDesign CS6 and CC2017
Proficiency in Windows and Mac operating systems
Working knowledge of CMYK print processes
Proficient in pencil and ink sketching
Trained in charcoal and other dry media on paper
Trained in watercolor and acrylic painting


EMPLOYMENT

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.

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATION, VISUAL DEVELOPMENT, & DESIGN | Cleveland, Ohio | 2009-Present


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


VOLUNTEER WORK

Historical Pooches Zine | Cleveland, Ohio (remote) | 2017
Lead Organizer
Creator, editor, and lead organizer of an art book. All profits donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling | Burbank, California (remote) | 2016
Moderator and co-host with animator, filmmaker, and storyteller Scott Wiser
Co-hosted online meetings, advising current students and encouraging independent collaboration and networking.

Creative Talent Network Expo | Burbank, California | 2013-2015
On-Site Registration Desk
Processed transactions and directed attendees to destinations within the expo for three consecutive years.

Carol & John's Comic Book Shop | Cleveland, Ohio
Sketch Artist
Wonder Woman Symposium post event | 2016
Free Comic Book Day event | 2014, 2016
International Women's Day charity event | 2014