Resume

Experience

Designer; Loot Crate, Los Angeles, CA

November 2018 – Present
Designed exclusive products and associated packaging to provided specs for top licensors including Marvel, Universal Pictures, Nickelodeon, and more. Created custom logos and other illustrative assets for Loot Crate, Loot Crate DX, and Loot Wear lines while updating and streamlining commonly used templates to improve ease of use and efficiency.

Temp. Production Artist; Bouqs Co., Marina Del Rey, CA

September 2018 – November 2018
Processed and edited photography for use on all mediums. Designed marketing emails and updated associated templates to streamline the process for the most common uses. Created display ads in standard sizes to promote latest collections. Rebuilt and updated product catalogs and created templates for future use. Sketched thumbnails for photo shoots.

Freelance Illustrator; Loot Crate, Los Angeles, CA

February 2016 – November 2018
Illustrated theme art and designed packaging for various Loot Crate, Loot Gaming, Loot Pets, and Loot Anime subscription boxes. Designed art within provided templates and designed art to work around the 3D shape of the packaging so that the box could be seen as art on its own. Incorporated elements that tied the packaging into the relevant IPs for that month’s contents. Worked in vector and a limited four color palette decided per project. Also did concept exploration for theme and box art for main Loot Crate subscription boxes.

Temp Designer; BLT Communications, LLC., Hollywood, CA

March 2016 – June 2016
Worked in a team primarily doing concept work for advertising films and TV shows. Cleaned up and edited early sketch concepts. Adapted art to various provided templates. Masked photographic assets and did revisions to assure all goals were met within the allotted time. Also designed look books in InDesign that were used for presenting sketches and other ideation to clients.  Improved the book template so it would be more flexible for inserting and rearranging contained content prior to delivery.

Freelance Illustrator; Anatomy for Kids, Los Angeles, CA

December 2012 – April 2014
Created story illustrations for series of educational children’s books based on previously decided art style. Titles include: I’m a Boy: Special Me, I’m a Girl: Special Me, I’m a Boy: My Changing Body and I’m a Girl: My Changing Body.

Freelance Illustrator; PETROL Advertising, Burbank, CA

April 2012 – June 2012
Freelance illustrator for various projects for that year’s E3.  Primarily cleaned up imagery and 3d renders that were used on large wall art and similar.

Teaching Assistant; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

September 2010 – April 2012
Various classes within the illustration department. Helped with class set up, including video and audio presentations. Assisted with any class-related technical support.

Education

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Spring 2012
B.F.A in Illustration, with concentration in Entertainment Arts
Participant in the Dot Exchange, Winter 2011
Graduated with honors

CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

Spring 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, with emphasis in Digital Media
Minor in Computer Game Design & Development
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

The Oatley Academy

Online art classes dealing with composition, light, visual development, and other areas for continuing education.

Skills & Software

Traditional & digital drawing, painting & animation
3d modeling & texturing
Wacom Intuos & Cintiq experience
3D modeling and texturing
HTML, CSS, Python
Adobe Creative Cloud – After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Microsoft Office Suite