About Me

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Versatile animator, illustrator, and motion designer. I am a determined creative who is always ready to step up and take on new challenges. I am skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and After Effects. I have also worked in ToonBoom Harmony and OpenToonz. Outside of work, I love to garden and bake. I am a huge fan of sci-fi and fantasy books, movies, and comics. I am a great asset to your quiz team and will go off on strange tangents about world history. Feel free to message me and reach out, I would love to talk.

Skills

Adobe Photoshop

Since 2010

Adobe After Effects

Since 2012

Adobe Illustrator

Since 2012

Adobe Premiere

Since 2012

Adobe Animate

Since 2016

ToonBoom Harmony

Since 2014

Open Toonz

Since 2018

Experience

Instructor

Digital Media Academy

Palo Alto, CA - New York, NY

Jul 2016 – Aug 2018

  • Instructed summer courses in graphic design, animation, and filmmaking

  • Taught Photoshop, Premiere, Toon Boom Harmony to students 10-17

  • Oversaw teaching assistants working together as a team

Animation Director "Dinner"

Lisa St. John

High Falls, NY

Nov 2017 – May 2018

  • Collaborated with St. John to create a short film, showcased at Woodstock Film Festival

  • Created artwork in Photoshop, animated in ToonBoom Harmony and After Effects

  • Discussed how best to create expressive visual designs solving problems creatively

Motion Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Nadia Mulvihill  

New Paltz, NY

Jun 2018 – Sept 2018

  • created animated videos and infographics in Illustrator and After Effects

  • designed to be used in alternative education classes

  • collaborated with Nadia on how best to visually communicate lessons

Motion Graphics Designer and VFX “Meow or Never”

Neeraja Raj

Beaconsfield, UK

Dec 2019 – Feb 2020  

  • Collaborated with an international team on BAFTA shortlisted stop motion film

  • Designed and animated HUD artwork with Illustrator and After Effects

  • Organized files via Dropbox and google drive, taking notes and email updates

  • Assisted with rig cleaning and rotoscoping VFX

Production Assistant - Motion Design

Orna Bradshaw

Woodstock, NY

June 2018 – Nov 2019

  • Corresponded and assisted in developing motion graphics with Orna Bradshaw

  • Taking guidance and notes from Orna to develop assets and animations

  • Delivered digital materials created in After Effects and Illustrator

  • Revised existing files to client’s satisfaction, tracked updated files on Dropbox

Production Assistant, Editor and Animator

Baba Brinkman

New York, NY

Jul 2019 - Jan 2021    

  • Created visuals for “Big Gods”, “Theory of Mind”, “Stay Home” and "Qubits"

  • Developed, animated, and edited videos with Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere

  • Communicated daily updates on work, taking revision notes via email and Dropbox

  • Featured during live performances at Edinburgh Fringe Fest

Production Assistant- Animation

All Around Artsty

Asheville, NC

Mar 2019 - Apr 2019

  • developed animation for music video “Prayer of St. Francis”

  • animated with Photoshop composited in After Effects

Designer and Illustrator

Jordan Buttolph

New York, NY

Aug 2018 - Jan 2019

  • collaborated with Director of Short film to illustrate dual Tarot/ Poker Deck

  • created set of 72 cards with watercolors and edited in Photoshop

  • developed design and concept with Jordan, revising to needs of film

Adjunct Professor

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, NY

Jan 2020 – May 2020

  • instructed a college-level course in Intro to Illustration

  • supervised learning assistants

  • lead classroom critique and workshops

Illustrator

Pruveyor Group

Los Angeles, CA

Nov2020 - Jan 2021    

  • Collaborated with a group of emerging artists on illustration sets for private retreat Perspective Pines

  • Illustrated with watercolors a set of 16 images

Education

2014-2016

SUNY Fredonia

2012-2014

Alfred State

Bachelor of Fine Arts Animation and Illustration, Minor Art History - Summa Cum Laude

Associates Digital Media and Animation

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