Zach Gracia

Freelance Book Illustrator & Cartoonist

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Location:Glendale, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/zachgracia
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$40
Rate/Hr
Zachary Gracia
www.zachgracia.com
Phone: 530-723-2783 E-Mail: gracia.zachary@gmail.com


Summary of Qualifications
+Enthusiastic, high-energy illustrator who specializes in designing characters and environments within storytelling situations.
+Award-winning artist with experience in illustration and design
+Detail oriented professional that provides multiple creative solutions in a timely manner.
+Effective listener / communicator in collaboration with others and fast diligent learner who is hungry for knowledge.
+Excellent Creative Problem Solving skills
+Results Driven designer who flourishes under pressure
+Effective and positive team player able to give and embrace constructive criticism while working towards a common goal

Experience

2015- Present
Superior Talent Agency Glendale, CA
Temporary Designer for Disney Consumer Products

+ Create/design original characters for new products and lines
+ Create graphics, decos, and tampo labels for the various products and packaging produced by the company
+ Work with the production teams in China to adjust and correct sculpts and graphics through redline corrections and email correspondence
+ Work with licensees owners to execute and carry through concept and design of products based on style guides and art direction from Design Managers

2013-Present
Yolo Arts Woodland, CA
Artist in Residency

+Instructor for classes 10-35 students in size, specializing in Digital Art, Figure Drawing and
Sketching for Communication
+Provided Class Demonstrations, Daily Inspiration & Warm-Ups, and Critiqued Students Work
+Advised and mentored students on careers in Animation and Illustration, with one-on-one feedback based on artistic development and growth

2015-Present Anaheim, CA
Disneyland Resort
College Program Intern

+Attended a series of seminars geared toward providing an engaging forum for senior executives to provide insight on their respective industries
+Demonstrates excellent communication skills while conducting 200+ transactions daily
+Learned the inner workings of a Fortune 75 company, while communicating with leaders and developing own leadership skills
+100% accuracy with cash handling in amounts of $5,000 cash sales daily

2014 Woodland, CA
Yolo Arts
Exhibition Coordinator Assistant

+Developed the visual style and specific theming used in several entertainment-centered events
+Associated with Yolo Arts' Art Walk and Art Farm in downtown Woodland.
+Conceptualized, designed and produced new promotional material for Yolo Arts Art Walk and Art Farm events
+Demonstrated concepts and designs to creative TEAM Installed Artwork and coordinated with artist for artwork delivery
+Created social media strategies and developed multiple posts a week in promotion of events Coordinating and management of talent and equipment

2011-2012 Lake Buena Vista, FL
Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts
Attractions Intern

+Attended Professional Seminars in order to learn more of the Company’s Tradition and History
+Excellent problem solving skills when controlling crowds, speaking in public forums and keeping Guests safe in Safety Critical positions (i.e. Open Electric Tracks, High Voltage Areas)

Education
2010-Present
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Visual Development
2012
Computer Graphics Master Academy
Masters Course in Character Design with Nate Wragg
2014
Oatley Academy
Magic Box Mentorship with Sarah Marino
2014-Present
Noah University
Mentorship with Artist Noah Elias

Skills
Traditional: Charcoal, Watercolor, Gouache, Oil, Acrylic, Pen and Ink
Digital: Photoshop, Illustrator, Si Procreate
Other: Excellent attention to detail, Integrates well with team, successfully meets timelines and multiple tasks
Publications
Graffito Publishing
The pinup collection
Coming summer 2015
RAW: Orange County
AXIS SHOWCASE
Featured Artist 2014
Grand Masonic Lodge
Talent on Display
Show Winner, 2011
Achievements & Awards
+Yolo Arts Art Farm // Curated Exhibition
+EPIC Arts Festival // Curated Exhibition
+For the Love of Pixar //benefit exhibition
+A little known shop // Solo Exhibition
+Academy of Art Spring Show // Curated Exhibition
+Academy of Art University Deans List
+Army ROTC squad leader and First Sergeant
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration
Cartooning