Broadvoice - Lead Designer
June 2012 - July 2017
The Creative Group - Contracted Artist
September 2011 - June 2012
I did work as an artist for hire through The Creative Group, a staffing agency specializing in art-related jobs varying from short to long term assignments.
Neko Planet, LLC. - Freelance Artist
August 2009 - May 2011
I was commissioned for a multitude of shirt and hoodie designs by Neko Planet varying in style from cute to steampunk-ish to cthulhian (totaling 17), logos for each series of clothing and their company logo, and to design and code their web site to be integrated in with shopping cart software. I also handled the creation of ads for web and print, including large banners.
AM2 - Creative Director
September 2010 - March 2011
I was doing pro-bono work for a start-up non-profit convention. I worked with the head of the convention to set artistic standards and create advertising material, mascots, and a logo while overseeing art assets and print material created by myself and other artists.
Online Management Systems, LLC. - Lead Artist
January 2007 - August 2010
My position at the OMS R&D Sector had me juggling a multitude of projects simultaneously, varying from illustration and digital painting in Photoshop and Illustrator for web and print, creating educational interactive animations and ads in Flash, menus and animated advertisements, animating in After Effects for television commercials and DVDs, video/audio editing in Premiere and Soundbooth, DVD authoring in Encore, photo purchasing and manipulation for web and print projects, to hand-coding html and CSS for eLearning sites. I also assisted others in the department with their projects and worked with others to accomplish larger tasks.
California State University Channel Islands
Bachelors in Art & Minor in Business Management
2002 - 2005
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, with an emphasis in Illustration and a Minor in Business Management. My studies primarily consisted of exploring both the traditional and digital sides of illustration, painting, and animation. I also created and edited video projects during my studies. During my education at Channel Islands, I worked in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Flash, Maya, Final Cut, and Quark Express. One of my digital paintings was used for the front of a post card to promote an international art exhibit at the university and another was used to promote their Certificate in Digital Media Art.