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education

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

B.F.A Visual Effects | 2017 - 2020

- VFX Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude, 2020
- Gutstein Prize Endowed Scholarship, 2020
- Dean’s List, 2017 - 2020
- Academic Honors Scholarship, 2017 - 2020
- Achievement Scholarship, 2017 - 2020

BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE

A.A. Fine Arts | 2014 - 2017

- Summa Cum Laude, 2017
- Dean’s List, 2014 - 2017
- President Scholars, 2014 - 2017
- Exhibitor at Jones Gallery Student Exhibition, 2016 - 2017
 

experience

HOUDINI LIGHTING & RENDERING ARTIST - CONTRACT

3D Paint / FX | Santa Monica, California 

October 2020 - Present

- Collaborated on R&D team to setup overall lighting and look for shots in Houdini Mantra

ART DIRECTOR & BRANDING DESIGNER

Comprehensive Dentistry | Delano, California

June 2020 - Present

- Designed company’s new visual branding
- Collaborated directly with Tanner Management and web developer to maintain efficient communication with office and its patients

CONTENT DEVELOPER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

XII Productions | Bakersfield, California

March 2020 - Present

- Transitioned church services to online platforms and established social media
- Collaborated directly with production coordinator, web developer, and media production team to create media content and film live stream services.
- Delivered graphics, video edits, and photographs to meet deadlines each week

LIGHTING & LOOK DEVELOPMENT ARTIST

The Mill x SCAD | Savannah, Georgia

January - March 2020

- Utilized lighting and look development skills and techniques under the supervision of the supervisors from The Mill NY to create unconventional car commercial
- Headed team of specialized artists to produce multiple shots, maintain deadlines, and cultivate team unity
- Managed pipeline process and oversaw cohesive project aesthetic

LEAD VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST

Lenovo x SCAD | Savannah, Georgia

September - November 2019

- Collaborated directly with User Experience team and Industrial      Design team to research and develop a STEAM learning product for children
- Initiated clear communication for Digital Media team to oversee    creation of Lenovo PLAY vision video and meet delivery deadlines.
- Conceptualized, rendered, managed pipeline, and voice acted in vision video

CG GENERALIST - INTERNSHIP

Falcon’s Treehouse Creative Group | Orlando, Florida

June - August 2019

- Produced a multi-shot sequence for company’s character reel        under the supervision of artist leads and responsible for various tasks on contracted projects
- Developed custom lighting set-ups, collaborated directly with        artists throughout the pipeline, maintained work efficiency through Shotgun, and met multiple deadlines to advance production
 

volunteer work

RELIEF SHOPPERS

Southern California | March 2020 - Present

- Serves community amidst COVID-19  pandemic to provide shoppers aid to immuno-compromised individuals

SCAD CREED STUDENT LEADER

Savannah, Georgia | 2019 - 2020

- Scheduled, lead, and advirtised club events in university
 

films

MONKEY THIEF

SCAD Animation Films | March 2019 - May 2020

Lighting and Compositing Lead
Visual Effects Supervisor
Rendering Pipeline Manager
Best Student Short to the Point Winner

OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE

SCAD Visual Effects Films | January - March 2020

Houdini Lighting Artist
Actress

OLÉ

SCAD Visual Effects Films | January - March 2020

Houdini Lighting Artist

Shading Artist

FLOCKED

SCAD Animation Films | March - May 2019

Lighting Artist
Shading Artist
Bronze Achievement Award
 

skills

Lighting | Compositing | Multi-Layer Rendering | Animation
Look Development | Production Coordination | Illustration
Team Management | Graphic Design | Video Editing
Photography | Pipeline Management 
Programming Concepts: Python, MEL, OSL

TOOLS

Maya | Nuke | Houdini | Procreate | Shotgun | Illustrator
After Effects | Premier Pro | Photoshop | Microsoft Office Substance Painter | All Social Media Platforms

RENDERERS & SYSTEMS

Arnold | Redshift | RenderMan | Mantra

Linux | Windows| OS X