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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

JUNIOR CG GENERALIST

Falcon's Creative Group Digital Media | Orlando, Florida

June 2021 - Present

- Collaborates between multiple departments including lighting, compositing, modeling, look development, and interactive design within the Theme Park industry.
- Credited for work on Storybots: A Space Adventure special on Netflix and Enchantimals: Meet the Royals web series on Youtube.  

CG GENERALIST & ASSISTANT PROJECT COORDINATOR

The Element X Studios | Irvine, California

March 2021 - June 2021

- Collaborated and communicated remotely with an international team        of artists to produce a multitude of vfx shots for an animated episodic      feature
- Coordinated project with studios and organized team productivity
- Worked in collaboration with the artists in The Element X Studios and The Monk Studios in Bangkok, Thailand

HOUDINI LIGHTING & RENDERING ARTIST

3D Paint / FX | Santa Monica, California 

October 2020 - March 2021

- Collaborated on R&D team to setup overall lighting and look for shots in Houdini Mantra
- Lit, rendered, and composited multiple shots to meet deadlines and achieve film's overall look.

ART DIRECTOR & BRANDING DESIGNER

Comprehensive Dentistry | Delano, California

June 2020 - June 2021

- 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 - June 2021

- 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
Short Film Factory 2020 Award

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

Chesapeake Film Festival 2020 Winner
Awareness Festival 2020 Winner
Spotlight Short Film Awards 2020 Winner
 

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 | Unreal Engine | 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