Ancient Aliens- History Channel- 2013- Present
Composed illustrations and conceptual design art based on Ancient Mythology. Worked freelance creating stills and graphic illustrations for episode storylines.
Academy of Art University San Francisco 2012- Present
Masters Graduate and Undergraduate Instructor for the Illustration Department. Instruct, critique, demonstrate, lecture, and teach a curriculum based on the production of illustration for professional industries.
Killing the Grizzly Los Angeles 2010-Present
-Utilize extensive knowledge in multiple mediums of digital painting to illustrate Children’s books, Comic books, Background layout, Concept design, and Character design
-Write and produce stories for publication and distribution
Glaza by Marina Toybina Los Angeles Jan 09-Present
-Illustrated and handcrafted costumes for entertainment shows with customized design for clientele
-Developed pre-production prints and layouts for Director, Designer, and stylist over view
Lucky Me Studios Los Angeles 2010-2011
-Art Director of Animation and Film, initiating partnerships with progressive organizations in the development of movies and video games. Production pipeline contribution with intelligent solutions and critiques.
-Lead design of stories and concepts for animation production
-Illustrate/package characters and images for film and TV series
-Direct and manage employees in an art production pipeline to meet deadlines and client needs in fast-paced environment
-Write story synopses, Series arc, and development of characters for pitch, packaging, pilot and production platforms of sales
Zoetrope Entertainment Los Angeles 2008-2009
-Pre-production Concept and Storyboard lead design with post-production Storyboard editing for Jeepers Creepers; various films
-Consultation and technical assistance on Background, Character, Prop and Set design modifications.
-Strong capability to multi-task and prioritize working within a budget.
Continuum Pictures Los Angeles Jan 2007-2008
-Strong multitasking in a group of various Writers and Art directors developing conceptual art and illustrations for film and television.
-Produced logo art for variety of projects.
Cliffside Pictures Los Angeles 2005-2007
-Concept art and initial storyboards helping develop visual direction.
Education Academy of Art University San Francisco 2002-2006
-B.F.A in Illustration with a background in visual development for film and television.
-Studied under Pixar Art Director Anthony Christov
-Emphasis on 2d animation, Fine Art, Character design, Background layout, Architectural rendering, and storyboarding
-Ability to communicate complex concepts visually through use of color, form, lighting, composition, with multiple techniques and styles.
-Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Mac, oil, watercolor, ink, pastels, film and photography.
-Heavy freelance experience and contractual work.
-Established gallery painter in landscapes and portraits.