Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation
The Art Institute of Washington: Arlington, VA - June 2009
Skills and Tools
2D Illustration, Story Art & Design
Illustration, storyboarding, comic art & graphic design:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Corel Painter
Motion graphics & 2D animation:
Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Animate, Audition
Web design & user interface design:
HTML5 and CSS3
3D Design
Animation, modeling, texturing, rigging & motion capture:
Autodesk Max and Maya
Game design & editing:
Unity 3D, Away3D
Certifications
CompTIA Security+
Certification in cybersecurity skills and knowledge
Work Experience
January 2017 - Present: SAIC, Indian Head, MD
GUI Designer
- Collaborated with design team in rebranding websites, user guides, and tutorials to adhere to current industry standards and convey complex subject material into easy-to-understand graphics
- Worked with multi-disciplinary teams to create UI/UX designs for desktop and web applications that bomb technicians use to perform research on ordnances
- Created art and interactive functions for splash screens showcasing features for custom-built software that bomb technicians use to perform their duties safely
- Performed daily maintenance on client resource website; duties included posting new documents, removing obsolete ones, and notifying users of important announcements regarding website availability or mission-critical information
November 2010 - January 2017: Carney Inc., Alexandria, VA
Digital Artist II
- Created greeting cards, logos, posters, and other digital and print-based marketing and branding materials for both internal and external clients; also played an integral part in business development by creating proposal graphics
- Designed Section 508 compliant web-based 2D and 3D games and simulations for numerous government agencies, some with audiences of millions of learners; clients included the Army, USAID, and DISA
- Identified artistic pipeline deficiencies and implemented a solution to close the gap and increase company profitability in excess of thousands of dollars
- Produced several promotional animations and videos from storyboard to post-production phases that highlighted important announcements for clients such as the Army; animations included character-driven comedy skits
January 2010 - January 2011: Digigraph Media, LLC, Silver Spring, MD
Contractor 3D Animator
- Collaborated with the art team to create 3D animated vignettes depicting Medal of Honor recipients for the Army History Museum; roles included creating hard-surface models and animating character-driven scenes