Résumé

EDUCATION


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

  • IGETC Certification

  • Coursework: Landscape Design, Construction, Drafting Techniques, Irrigation, Horticulture, Native Plants



WORK EXPERIENCE

January 2011 - Present

    Freelance Artist

    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.



AWARDS

May 2021

    Academy of Art University Spring Show, Visual Development

  • First Place: Character Design

  • First Place: Prop Design

  • Second Place: Environment Design


May 2022

    Academy of Art University Spring Show, Visual Development

  • First Place: Character Design

  • First Place: Environment and Prop Design

  • First Place: Creature Design

  • Best In Show

TECHNICAL SKILLS


Adobe Photoshop CC ∙ Clip Studio Paint ∙ Blender ∙ SketchUp ∙ Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) ∙ Apple iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)