Hello there! I am a graduate from the University of Southern California with a BA in Animation and Digital arts. I have been drawing
since age six and have taken formal fine arts classes for 11+ years. I am proficient in drawing in a variety of mediums, from traditional to digital means whether it be painting
, sketching, or designing on Photoshop
From a young age, I discovered that two of my main passions are art
. After studying film
in college and discovering the endless possibilities of stories that animation can create with just an idea and simple movement of lines, I fell in love with creating my own stories through this beloved art form. I want to channel my passion for art into visual development and illustration, whether it be for film, games, or books, because I believe that film and interactive media will always be powerful universal mediums that can connect different cultures through great story telling.
Tutoring Services I offer:
Beginning Lessons on how to Paint in Adobe Photoshop
If you are looking to break into photoshop and want to learn some cool painting/ design tricks to help you paint a faster and more engaging art piece, I can guide and show you how to use the hidden tools of Photoshop.
Basics of sketching
How to sketch effectively and quickly while still creating an engaging composition that tells a story- any medium welcome.
Basics of Drawing
You choose what medium you want to get better in ( charcoal, pastel, etc,) and I will help you work on a design piece from start to finish
Professional and Volunteer Experience:
I am currently working as the lead artist on an interactive experience about a runaway slave in 1700’s Brazil; the game is scheduled to be released next year in early 2015. I also work part time at Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket, where I assist the lead graphic artists in designing on-air graphics with Cinema 4D, Illustrator
and Photoshop. In the past, I have interned at animation studios such as Dreamworks Animation (Fall 2013), where I was a research intern, and Shadow Machine (Summer 2012), a stop- motion company where I worked as a visual effects intern on a feature film.
I have also had volunteer experience teaching kids English
and art; in the summer of 2013 I served as a primary teacher at an annual weeklong English camp for kids in Chilibre, Panama. Assigned to teach the junior high group (11-14 years old), I was in charge of creating the entire lesson guide, which included daily 90 minute English lessons, games, crafts, and a skit in which the students practiced and performed at the end of the week. In the summer of 2011, I worked as a crafts teacher and academic tutor at a summer children's art camp at a local art school in San Diego called US Arts; I monitored children on a daily basis, tutored kids daily in math
, and lead daily crafts sessions for children ages four to six years old.