September 2019 - Present
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Master of Fine Arts, Visual Development
Coursework: Character Design, Environment Design, Prop Design, Figure Drawing, Digital and Traditional Mediums
September 2015 - June 2017
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Art Studio, with Honors
Coursework: Oil and Watercolor Painting, Figure Drawing, Sculpture, Digital Photography, Art History
August 2012 - May 2015
Merritt College, Oakland, CA
Coursework: Landscape Design, Construction, Drafting Techniques, Irrigation, Horticulture, Native Plants
January 2011 - Present
Self-Employed, Oakland, CA
Create commissioned digital illustrations in Photoshop, as well as oil paintings for private clients.
Clarify product concept and specifications, determine client goals, and negotiate contracts with clients.
June 2020 - Present
Drawaholics Anonymous Crew Leadership
Drawaholics Anonymous (Nonprofit), San Francisco, CA
Mentor children and adults in figure drawing; providing demonstrations, draw-overs, catering lesson plans to the needs of individual students.
Created and maintain organization website.
June 2013 - April 2019
Landscape Designer | Landscape Construction Contractor
Independent Contractor, Oakland, CA
Designed and built small residential landscapes: architectural drawings, plant selection, hardscape, irrigation.
Determined material needs, ordered and secured payments for project build.
June 2018 - August 2018
Artist in Residence
WSSF Corporation, Jinan, China
Created two large-scale oil paintings for display in corporate manufacturing site.
Commissioned to design eight labels for Piedmontio, a private brand of pressed fruit juices for Chinese consumers.
Academy of Art University Spring Show, Visual Development
First Place: Character Design
First Place: Prop Design
Second Place: Environment Design
Adobe Photoshop ∙ Adobe Illustrator ∙ Clip Studio Paint ∙ Blender ∙ SketchUp ∙ Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) ∙ Apple iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)