Professional Experience

 

2018  - 1month

Sonder

Animated Short - Storyboard Artist

  • Provided additional storyboards for animated short written and directed my Nerf Norm.

 

2017 

EMANATA Art Gallery 

MFA in Comics Exhibition

  • Preview of work from Masters in Fine Arts thesis projects.

 

2017

What Concern Me - Comic - Tales from La Vida: The Latinographix Collection - OSU Press  

Artist

  • Illustrated a comic that discuss the lack of Latinx American representation in Hollywood and higher education. Written by Alejandro Gamboa. 

 

2013 - 2014  -  6 months 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Nickelodeon

Storyboard Revisionist - Nickelodeon’s Artist Program

  • Read scripts for episodes in season 3.

  • Produce storyboards for episodes with storyboard teams under the episode director’s leadership.

  • Developed and pitched original animated projects to Nickelodeon Animation Studio executives through the Nickelodeon Artist Program.

 

2013

Cosmos: Space Time Odyssey - Fox/National Geographic- Six Point Harness

Character Layout Designer

  • Designed characters for animated sequences according to historical facts and scientific accuracy.

  • Designed and set up cinematic layouts for characters to be animated by animators.

 

2013  1 - month

Broats - Nickelodeon - Six Point Harness

Character Layout Designer

  • Designed characters for animated sequences for animated short that aired on Nickelodeon.

  • Designed and set up cinematic layouts for characters to be animated by animators. 

 

2013  1 - month

FERSERBERT - Titmouse RugBurn (Intern)

Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, and Animator

  • Produced storyboards for episode 2 under the episode director’s leadership. 

  • Animated characters on pilot episode. (Episode 1)

  • Designed characters for episode 2 and first season. 

 

2007  CalArts Student Film

Keisha Jones

Character Designer, Storyboard Artist, Animator, and Director

  • Produced, wrote, storyboarded, animated, and directed original animated short.

  • Awarded CalArts Character Animation Producer Show 2007

  • Awarded Taiwanese International Film Festival 2007

 

Education


CCA (California College of the Arts) , San Francisco, California
Masters of Fine Arts in Comics, May 2019

  • CCA Diversity scholarship.

  • Transnational Media Focus - Comics Becoming Films - Afrofuturism

CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) , Valencia, California
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Film/Video: Character Animation, May 2011

  • Received the Walt Disney Character Animation scholarship. 

  • Select for CalArts/Paris Foreign Exchange Program 2009

ENSAD (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) ,Paris, France
CalArts/Paris Foreign Exchange Program, Experimental Animation, 2009

  • Represented CalArts Character Animation Program at ENSAD in Paris, France.

  • Worked in teams to develop international animated shorts. 

  • Attend Annecy International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France. 

 

The Animation Collaborative , Emeryville, California
Story Artist Training for Featured Animated Films with Academy Award winning director Mark Andrews. 

  • Studied cinematic storytelling with a small group of artists under the guidance of Mark Andrews.

  • Wrote and storyboarded films scenes by adapting books, original content, and life experience.

 

Teaching Experience

 

2018 - 2019

English as a Second Language Teacher 

Baehwa Kindergarten Feinschule English School, Jinhae, South Korea 

  • Prepare lessons in English for students ages 5 -11 years old. 

  • Conducted writing and art projects based on themes of English lessons with students.

  • Organized activities and speaking games based on themes of lessons for kindergarten and after-school English elementary programs.

 

2000 - 2006

Teaching Assistant - Sheldon High School

Animation/ Video Production Classes

  • Helped prepare lessons in animation for high school students under the leadership of Shawn Sullivan.

  • Led discussions on visual storytelling, developing characters, and films for high school students.

  • Led life drawing based activities for afterschool programs.

  • Advised students on their video project. 

 

Service

 

Student Teacher Assistant - CalArts 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011

  • Video recorded lectures for CalArts guest lectures, speakers, and workshops.

  • CalArts Character Animation Year Level Representative for Class of 2011.

  • Assisted teachers with diverse solutions to foster a student centered class environment.   

 

Mentorship

  • Volunteered as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach Valley High School in Elk Grove, Ca. in  2009.

  • Volunteer teaching for various animation and art workshops.    

 

Skills

Programs & Hardware

 

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • After Effects

  • Adobe Flash

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Final Draft

  • Final Cut

  • ToonBoom Harmony

  • TVPaint Animation Software

  • Storyboard Pro

  • Cintiq

THANK YOU!