Traditional and digital illustrator with a high level of understanding of clients needs and wants. Able to adapt to several styles of art and commit to projects in a timely and professional manner. Strong interpersonal skills and able to communicate well with all levels of management. Committed to high work ethics and willing to learn all tools of interactive arts. Strong foundational skills in design and draftsmanship. Strong skills with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and a basic knowledge of 3D modeling with Blender.
Purple Easel Studios - Art Instructor May 2012 – March 2020
Instructing and assisting in small and large class sizes on the techniques of acrylic painting. Creating original acrylic paintings in an approachable style for all skill levels for instruction in classes. Responsible for clean up and tear down of studio and maintenance.
Carling Communications - Contract Illustrator January 2014 - December 2019
Worked with art director to create advertising mock ups and product pitches for clients. Was responsible for preliminary conceptual stages and finalizing artwork. Projects including concept illustrations and storyboards, utilizing adobe software.
Fantasy Flight Games - Contract Illustrator July 2008 - April 2013
I was responsible for concepting and digitally illustrating three unique cards for the "Game of Thrones" living card game expansion. I worked directly with the art director on illustrations that are representable of the source material provided. I've worked with Fantasy Flight Games on previous projects in their "Game of Thrones" and "Call of Cthulu" franchises.
Brenda Goddard Designs - Color Artist Oct. 2008 - Aug. 2014
I was responsible for digitally coloring in pre-drawn pages for Disney and Golden story books. I worked with an art director and a small team of artists to digitally color in books that all tie together for style and color palette. Worked with very tight constrictions and guidelines on the look and feel of each page or illustration to fit with the rest of the book.
Other freelance contract clients:
Wrecking Ball Advertising and Design . Night Shade Books . Goodby Silverstein and Co. .
Rio Grande Games . Game Salute . Hungry Goat Press . Pennington Designs
Bachelor of Arts in Illustration 2008 – Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California
AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES
Awarded for best print ad campaign of 2007 Applied Arts Magazine student competition
Featured artist in Annual gallery show at the Academy of Arts University 2008
Regular Vendor at Fontana Arts Festival and Redlands Art Festivals.