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Lauren Ruiz

Freelance Illustrator & Comic Artist

Location:Islip Terrace, New York, United States
2 Skills

Dick Smith’s Basic 3D Makeup Course
October 2012- February 2013

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts and Film Production May 2012
Cumulative GPA 3.5, Deans List, Academic Scholarship

East Islip High School, Islip Terrace, New York
Advanced Regents Diploma, June 2008
Honor Roll, Tri-M Honor Society, Math Honor Society,

Fine Art Experience:

The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, December 2012
8th Anniversary People’s Choice Show

The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, December 2012
Featured in Double Decker Salon Show

Kon Trubkovich Studios, August-October 2012
Intern; Responsible for completing under paintings

Hofstra University 2012
Senior solo exhibition

Hofstra University Form Gallery 2009-2011
Worked with other students to curate student gallery

Hofstra University Student Art Show, 2009
Placed second in drawing division

Islip Arts Council, Islip, New York, spring 2007, spring 2008
Assisted in curating high school student show

Film Production Experience:

Crew Positions:
• This Too Shall Pass (Short, Dir. Max Liedtka) – Production Assistant
• The Last Game (Short, Dir. Mike Cutrone)- Sfx makeup
• Pawn Hearts (Short, Dir. Joe Saulino) – Sfx makeup
• Ignacio Pass (Short, Dir Owen O’Neil) – Sfx makeup/ production assistant
• Promotion (Short, Dir Matt Hefferon) – Sfx makeup
• Bleeding Artist (Short, Dir Joe Saulino) – Grip, Sound Mixer/ Boom Operator
• Hearts, Stars and Horseshoes (Short, Dir Jonathan Lipman) – Producer/Actor
• Lying in the Blaze (Short, Dir Mike Torhan) – Sfx makeup
• White Nurse is In (Short, Dir. Jonathan Lipman)- sfx makeup/ Actor
• Burning Sensation (Short, Dir. Saul Berenbaum)- sfx makeup/Actor

Film Production Equipment Used: Arri SR2 16mm and S16mm, Bolex 16mm Camera, Jib, Spider and Doorway Dolly/ Tracks, Various Lighting equipment (HMI, Kino, etc.), H4N Zoom Recorder, Digital and Analog Light Meters,
Editing and Film
Software: Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Audacity, Celtx Pre-Production, Budget Software
Applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Form Z, Adobe programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign
System: Windows and Mac OS

Other: • Experience Developing and Printing Black and White Film; Edited film on a Steinbeck flatbed manual editing machine and spliced a complete film together
• Experience with alginate, casting plaster molds, and creating gelatin appliances for prosthetic makeup


CJR Furniture Finishing, Central Islip, New York
Wood worker, May 2010-present
• sanded and prepared furniture for refinishing, often sculpted additions to pieces that were broken
Town of Islip Summer Camp, Islip, New York
Arts and Crafts Specialist, June-August, 2008-2011
• Worked with children ages 5-12 on art projects teaching them simple painting and sculptural techniques
• Collaborated with Supervisors to create creative activities for campers
Hofstra University, Department of Public Safety, Hempstead, New York
Resident Safety Representative, September 2008-May 2012
• Monitored residence halls, effectively regulated the flow of residents and guests entering the buildings in order to ensure that unauthorized persons did not enter, maintained safe environment

References available upon request.
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Comic Art