I am a recent graduate of Art Center College of Design. I am seeking an entry-level Visual Development, Concept Design, or Effects Design position.
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Bachelor of Science: Entertainment Design
Fall 2006-Spring 2010
Scholarship recipient Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010
GPA 3.849—will graduate With Distinction
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art
Participated in student-run theater, rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, GLBTQ organization.
Relevant Work Experience:
Walt Disney Imagineering, Concept Design Intern, Creative Interactive Department, October 2010-Present
Created concept art for changes to existing and new attractions in Walt Disney Theme Parks and Cruise Lines
Nick Wechsler Productions, Pitch Work, August-September 2010
Created 10 story beats/lighting studies and 2 character designs for a pitch for an animated feature
Nathan Love Studios, Concept Art, July 2010
C Created 3 concept images for an animated advertisement for the Oregon state lottery.
Advertisement airing December 2010.
Teacher’s Assistant, “Sketching for Illustration” with Bob Kato, Summer and Fall 2009.
Graded notes, answered painting and drawing questions and provided additional critique for third-term students.
Teacher’s Assistant, “Animal Magic” with Norm Schureman, Summer 2009
Assisted instructor in critiquing student work. With the instructor, curated an exhibit of student work at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific (opened August 2009). Contributed a piece to the exhibit.
Graphic Artist and Paralegal, Schneider & Lalikos, LLP, Peabody, MA 2005-2006
Created visually compelling exhibits that explained clients’ injuries and medical procedures to insurance adjusters. These pieces were often instrumental in increasing the amount of a client’s settlement. Learned how to synthesize a large amount of information (medical records, police reports, anatomical and medical research) into a clear and concise visual presentation with a strong, easy graphic read.
Member of Girls Drawing Girls art collective. Contributed to the 2011 Calendar. Sold a piece in the group show, “Bitter/Sweet: A Valentine’s Show.”
Able to work in a wide range of visual styles. Comfortable in a team environment. Comfortable with public speaking and presentations. Able to learn new software quickly.
Thorough working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Google SketchUp
Hobbies and Interests:
Science (particularly cognitive neuroscience and astronomy), nonfiction books, skiing, running, Ultimate Frisbee, music, cookies.