ABOUT ME

"When an artist is genuine, we trust them to transport us." - Holly Shaw

I have been described as a truly curious human being with a voracious appetite for learning and living. One of my favorite things about art is that it is a never ending process and practice. As I have delved deep into bettering my skills and experience as an artist, and finding what it is that is my unique voice and vision, I find a sensitivity and appreciation to the multitudes of experience everyone. Even though there are universal stories and repeating histories, there is never the same one point of view and experience. We may all the same in many ways, yet uniquely different. There are as many sides to a story as there are and have been people, animals, and stars.

I can't wait to hear new stories, your stories, our stories, so we can bring them to life.

Let us journey together.

 

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Visual Development, Design, and Art Direction  01/2009-PRESENT (Complete details in resumé)

Notable agencies I have worked with: AKQA, Mekanism, SF Heat, Pars McCann, Pereira & O'Dell, Barrett SF, Tapjoy, MobiTV
Notable brands I have worked with: EA Sports, Reading Rainbow, Sephora, bareMINERALS, Target Beauty, GAP, CocaCola, Disney, TuneIn, Crest, Google, AirBnB, Jimmy Dean, Starbucks, Verizon, At&T, Sprint, multiple TV networks including  ABC, CBS, NBC, and ESPN

Digital and traditional art direction, concepts, design, and production for web, mobile, and print with international and local clients and brands.

Created complete advertising campaign concepts including multimedia, banner ads, print, OOH, social, microsites, minigames, and branding; from concept to production, often working with teams in agency and tech settings.  

Designed and produced product; original artwork and illustration, concept art,
and UI for mobile apps, games, animation, and stories.

Art Instructor 04/2016-PRESENT

Vine Gogh, Portland, OR
Step by step acrylic painting instruction for adult's and children's classes. 

Professional Bellydancer 10/2015-PRESENT

Various Venues, Portland, OR
Practice, performance, and management of professional bellydance shows at restaurants, theaters, and events. Design and creation of costumes and choreographies independently and with troupes.

Photoshop Instructor 06/2013-12/2013

Miami Ad School, San Francisco, CA
Class planning, instruction, and evaluation of adult Photoshop students with a
concentration on design and advertising.

EDUCATION

Mentored Study
Focused study in color & light, figure drawing, character design, environment design, acrylic & watercolor painting, traditional digital painting and drawing with mentorship and online classes and communities; ie Schoolism & Oatley Academy 

Art Director 2 Year Program
Miami Ad School

BFA with Honors, Drawing and Painting and Conceptual Information Arts
SF State University, CCA

SKILLS

Art & Design
Character, prop, and environment design and paint; storyboarding and illustration. Digital painting and drawing; acrylic, ink, and watercolor painting; pastels, charcoal, pencil drawing and sketching; color and light design, composition, and perspective.

Advertising & Communications
Photo retouching, composite imagery, responsive, apps, mobile, tablet, site, iOS, Android, email, banners, multimedia, social, print, packaging, typography, ad campaign, copywriting, brand identity, and UI design.

Tech
Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and ProCreate