Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
B.F.A. in Illustration, May 2011. President’s list junior & senior years. GPA: 3.4/ 4.0
Elective course-work includes: Visual Development, Advanced Illustration Media, Storytelling
Senior Thesis: Diversified portfolio with digital painting, acrylic, gouache, pen & ink. Written dissertation on the history of Ringling College of Art & Design’s curriculum, facilities, faculty, and students - bound as a zine.
University of Maine, Orono, ME
Supplemental Studies, Anthropology, 2008. GPA: 3.0/4.0
Research Focus: Religions of the World, Cultural Beliefs, European History, Ancient History, Pre-History
CHARACTER & VISUAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE:
Character Designer, Bangor Savings Bank. Bangor, ME
Used visual design process to create super hero characters for use as life-sized cutouts, party supplies and website imagery, Designed a wide range of costume elements and selectively refined character designs to provide client with several preliminary design options. Implemented design feedback from client to further refine characters to a finished state. 2011
Character & Game Designer, Topsham Games. Topsham, ME
Designed over 100 characters and illustrations based on descriptive text provided by client. Designed card background and card backing. Composited characters and text into final card designs. Designed board layout, illustrated board scenery, illustrated introductory comic, and designed rule booklet. Illustrated cover art for packaging, and developed package design. Fabricated working 3D prototype. 2011-Present.
Character & Game Designer, Fister Enterprises. Hampden, ME
Used visual design process to provide client with a wide range of options for a unique Tooth Fairy character. Implemented design feedback to refine character design to a finished state. Developed multiple board designs based on client specifications. Implemented client feedback to refine board design. Designed a multi-ethnic cast of characters for use on game board. Designed multiple options for packaging design and refined packaging based on client feedback. Designed game accessories. Fabricated 3D prototype. 2014
Library Research Consultant, Kimbrough Library, Ringling College of Art & Design. Sarasota, FL
Navigated library’s physical and digital archives to aide students and faculty in the acquisition of audio visual, written, and multimedia materials for use in class-related projects. Participated in collaborative meetings with direct supervisor and other team members to improve library resources and organization. Created materials to broaden library outreach and improve students’ experience utilizing library facilities. 2009-2011.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:
Chair of 2011 Senior Thesis Show, Ringling College of Art & Design. Sarasota, FL
Volunteered to be class representative on the chair of students responsible for the coordination of a gallery event showcasing the senior thesis works of Illustration students. Discussed event planning with students and school administrators to ensure compliance with campus event guidelines. Individually met with 97 Illustration students to devise solutions for gallery hanging and art installation. Communicated with campus facilities department to schedule acquisition of materials and allocate space for time-sensitive event window.
Communications Consultant, Perfection Auto Body. Merritt Island, FL
Analyzed project history with employees to determine remaining processes required for the completion of a car modification and refinishing contract. Participated in group meetings to discuss differing viewpoints on project status and creative problem solving. Provided feedback in order to align group goals. Drafted emails utilizing discussion notes to provide client with a comprehensive outline for project options. 2014
Camp Counsellor, YMCA Leader’s School. Hermon, ME
Served as chaperone and mentor in a week long summer camp youth program designed to develop self confidence, fellowship, teamwork, problem solving skills and physical fitness. Focused on integrating youth with special needs into group activities, and supporting individuals with troubled backgrounds. 2006-2010