About Me

A Blissful Artist

I am a freelance animator and motion graphic designer open for work! I have my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the animation/illustration school of San Jose State University. Since 2015 I have been working as a motion graphics designer. I create animated training videos using Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Media Encoder, Audition, and Premiere. I am able to produce video content from idea to final render. Take a look at my most recent works in the "My Reel" section.

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Resume

October 2015 - January 2021

Motion Graphics Designer for Illumant LLC

• Managed contracted artist to produce illustrations for animated training videos
• Illustrated graphic characters and animated them into 1 minute training videos
• Collaborated with my manager to produce diverse content including videos, posters, logos

June 2015 - July 2015

Summer Camp Instructor for Digital Media Academy

• Taught skills in photography, art, 3D modeling, animation, and engineering to students ranging from 6 to 18 years old.
• Delegated tasks to teacher assistants to facilitate with students
• Listened to criticism from parents and students to change teaching strategy in class or to better help students who were behind

February 2015 - June 2015

Internship: 3D Animator for "Replay" Videogame

  • Animated cycle animations using Autodesk Maya

  • Communicated with game creator and programmer about how the animations were to be used

  • Corrected my animations using feedback from other animators

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