APRIL 2019 - PRESENT

CREATURE CONCEPT ARTIST

Self-employed (Mission Viejo, CA)

  • Responsible for the complete visual development of main sci-fi creature featured in next potential Roller Disco Massacre Films project; focus heavily on exploring form variation to expand creature’s context within story

JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT (5+ yrs)

ART INSTRUCTOR & PORTFOLIO ADVISER

STUDIO H FINE ART, LLC (Irvine, CA)

  • Teaches multiple beginner, intermediate and advanced drawing classes for kids, teens and adults using own curriculum; conducts private and semi-private lessons, too
  • Offers professional guidance to prospective and current art school students
  • Also donates artwork to local school fundraising events, plus volunteers as visual arts judge for National P.T.A.’s annual “Reflections” contest

JUNE 2008 - OCTOBER 2018 (10+ yrs)

COMMISSION PORTRAIT ARTIST

Self-employed (Mission Viejo, CA)

  • Applied advanced anatomy skills to compose realistic fine art portraits of clients; recreated portraits directly from photo reference, or reimagined to create entirely new and original compositions

JUNE 2017 (1 mo)

STORYBOARD ARTIST

New Title Entertainment (Glendale, CA)

"HOME" OFFICIAL COMMERCIAL FOR THE HELEN BAMBER FOUNDATION

  • Neatly yet efficiently drew all frames, per last-minute request
  • Worked remotely under no direct supervision, finishing project by second round of edits

SEPTEMBER 2016 - FEBRUARY 2017 (6 mos)

PROP DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR

SUMMON ENTERTAINMENT, LLC (Mission Viejo, CA)

"EPIC ROLL: ECLIPSE" BOARD GAME, FANTASY

  • Presented new ideas to art director and game creators on how to enhance visual development for all “Arcane Armory” item cards
  • Successfully revised artwork with a fresh perspective while still fitting inside designated guidelines

AUGUST 2015 - AUGUST 2016 (1 yr)

ILLUSTRATOR

ROLLER DISCO MASSACRE FILMS (Los Angeles, CA)

"THE NIGHT SITTER" INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM, HORROR

  • Exercised range in drawing style by creating pieces for a handmade cult book, child’s sketchbook and text book

JULY 2015 - JULY 2016 (1 yr)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

FINE PRINT FILMS (sAN jUAN cAPISTRANO, ca)

"ELITE FOREVER" INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM, DOCUMENTARY

  • Made opening title logo
  • Collaborated alongside consulting graphic designers to execute final promotional material

APRIL 2016 (1 mo)

CHARACTER DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR

RaSport, Inc. (Placentia, CA)

"GRIM REAPER" GRAPHIC

  • Crafted character by following very specific color palette, style and size instructions to correctly place on company catalog merchandise

JANUARY 2016 - MARCH 2016 (3 mos)

PROPS MASTER

STATION 4 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC (SANTA MONICA, CA)

“BLOOD MOON” (working title) FEATURE FILM TEST FOOTAGE FOR MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STUDIO, DARK COMEDY

  • Researched, ordered, collected and managed all props throughout entirety of production, like presentation foods, rental cars, cigars, etc.
  • Planned prop filming schedule based on script, quickly adapting to any last-minute changes
  • Directed small team of assistants in fast-paced filming environment while monitoring overall continuity

AUGUST 2014 - MARCH 2015 (8 mos)

CHARACTER DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR

THERMALTAKE U.S.A. (Walnut, CA)

Tt eSPORTS' "POSEIDON Z RGB" AND "POSEIDON Z FORGED" GAMING KEYBOARD AD CAMPAIGNS

  • Worked closely with creative visual designer to fully conceptualize mascot for branding certain products
  • Painted large, detailed illustrations in backdrops of published print and web ads, including limited edition posters

JANUARY 2015 (1 mo)

STORYBOARD ARTIST 

NEW TITLE ENTERTAINMENT (Glendale, CA)

"SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE" OFFICIAL COMMERCIAL

  • Quickly sketched rough block-ins, thoroughly breaking down sequences in addition to establishing actors’ marks for maximum clarity
  • Assembled custom page templates, plus organized all boards with accompanying technical information

DECEMBER 2013 - JANUARY 2014 (1 mo)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

TWINTAOERS (Glendale, CA)

"PICTURE. PERFECT." INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM, DRAMA

  • Constructed new one-sheets to emphasize film’s recognition at numerous national and international festivals; performed minor edits on pre-existing poster

DECEMBER 2013 (1 mo)

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

STUDIO H FINE ART, LLC (Irvine, CA)

  • Developed icons and background images implemented across a multitude of advertisements
  • Helped lay out fliers, brochures, e-newsletters and forms

MAY 2013 - JUNE 2013 (2 mos)

STORYBOARD ARTIST & ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT

TWINTAOERS (Glendale, CA)

"TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR A MILLION PIECES

  • Roughly sketched loose block-ins to organize fast-paced editing
  • Matched finished artwork with appropriate written details to clarify shot list
  • Remained as 24/7 on-call storyboard editor in order to apply most recent shot list updates as soon as possible; also provided support to art department and grips on set

MARCH 2010 - MARCH 2013 (3 yrs, 1 mo)

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT ARTIST & ART DIRECTOR

STATION 4 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC (Santa Monica, CA)

"KING ETERNAL," "DAVID" AND "REAL AMERICAN HEROES" INDEPENDENT SHORT FILMS, FANTASY

  • Independently brainstormed extra backstory to accurately visualize environments, props and characters described in script
  • Regularly pitched own concept art idea boards, major-minor lighting frames and set blueprints in key crew meetings
  • Frequently drafted break-downs, turn-arounds and 2-D animation sequences for 3-D props by collaborating with post-production VFX team members
  • Speed-painted major beat storyboards
  • Designed opening titles, promotional material and pitch packets/portfolios reviewed in major studio meetings
  • Directed art departments with heavy hands-on involvement, assisting crew and/or personally executing set dressing, costumes, props, makeup, hair, gore effects, creature puppeteering and other miscellaneous practical effects; maintained continuity between takes as well