~California State University Fullerton - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration (2011)
~Foothill High School in Santa Ana, CA - GED (2006)
~Ample knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, and some experience with Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash.
~Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Powerpoint as well.
~Proficient in the use of many different traditional art mediums, such as graphite; charcoal; pastels; acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints; clay; wood; wire; and fabric.
~Experience in dealing with many different kinds of people of all ages, races, and gender, including children from as young as a few months to as old as 17.
~Front End Supervisor at Michaels Arts and Crafts in Tustin, CA 2007-2010. Responsibilities included supervising all cashier transactions-including returns, keeping the front end clean and organized, managing the lines, providing excellent customer service, performing sales and returns, and counting and documenting the cash when closing.
~Volunteer at the San Diego ComicCon 2009 and 2010. Responsibilities included directing attendees to the correct locations, managing the lines, and answering questions.
~Currently an Independent Contractor at Freeze Tag Games Inc. Responsibilities include testing games for bugs, glitches, crashes, and errors of any kind; implementing a strategy guide for collector’s editions; editing code; localizing; adding objects to painted scenes; cleaning up images in photoshop; and sketching up concepts for scenes.
~Gogh Van Orange: Best in Show award received in 1997
~“Future City” piece was put on display at the John Wayne Airport
~Nominated for a TACFA award--art was displayed in the 8th annual student art show, 1998
~I currently take commissions for art prints, hats, jewelry, and plushies on my deviantArt and Facebook pages. I also run my own online store at www.etsy.com/shop/RedFlare
~I have had my own artist alley table at Fanimecon 2010, 2011, and 2012 in San Jose, at AM2 2012 in Anaheim, and in L.A. at Anime Expo 2011 and 2012. Items sold: Handmade hats, bags, jewelry, keychains, buttons, stickers, plushies, and art prints.