Michelle Armstrong

Freelance Drawer & Comic Artist

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills
Michelle Armstrong
3030 Oceanside Blvd. #35 ? Oceanside, CA 92054 ? Phone: 760-688-8732 ? Email: maarmstr@usc.edu
Current student at the University of Southern California Fine Arts Department with a minor in Animation & Digital Arts. Fast learner and hard worker with a keen eye for detail. Passion for the art of visual storytelling, with experience in concept art, character art, animation techniques, and animation software such as Flash, Premiere, & After Effects.
Library Assistant, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2009-Current
Working at the USC Science and Engineering library for the past 2 years as a student assistant.
Job duties:
• Customer Service • Shelving books • Answering phones • Help with Research questions
“Felt Friend” Charm Business, Home Business with Sister, Oceanside, California, 2010-Current
Creates patterns and hand sews stuffed felt charms to sell online.
Job duties:
• Creating Patterns • Sewing • Managing Money • Speaking with Patrons
University of Southern California (Fine Arts) — Los Angeles, CA
Pursuing BA in Fine Arts (Specialization in Drawing & Minor in Animation & Digital Arts), 2009 to Present
Current GPA: 3.95; Completed Coursework in Major Includes:
• Design Fundamentals
• Composition for Artist/Animator
• Drawing for Composition
• Drawing/Figure Drawing
• Sculpture • Animation Fundamentals
• Introduction to Film Graphics & Animation
• Animation Theory and Technique
• Visual Culture and Literacy/Modern Art History
• History of Animation
• Art History of Asia
• Japanese
Project Highlights:
• Part of story planning for USCKI Collaboration 2011 Project.
• Animator, background artist, and director for personal 1 minute animation.
• Key Stop Motion animator in short animated film.
Art Skills: Concept Art ? Character Art ? Prop drawing
Animation Skills: Hand Drawn Animation ? Stop Motion Animation ? Puppet Animation ? Digital Animation
Editing Software: Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects ? Final Cut Pro ? Adobe Photoshop ?Flash
Other Applications: ? Adobe Soundbooth
Systems: Windows and Mac OS

• Portfolio: http://michelleaportfolio.blogspot.com/
• 2nd Place, Oceanside, California, Turkey Trot Race T-Shirt Design (2008)
• 2nd Place, Oceanside, California, Turkey Trot Race T-Shirt Design (2010)

References upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Comic Art