I am a graduate from San Jose State University with a degree in Fine Art and a minor in Biology. Shortly after graduation, the September 11 attacks drove me to aggressively pursue a career as a Fire Fighter. Earning a degree in Fire Science at Mission College in 2003, I then completed EMT training at West Med College and became a certificated EMT for Marin County in 2005. While completing the course work, I successfully completed the requirements which allowed me the privilege to become a Volunteer Fire Fighter for the city of Santa Clara ( Tanner Hose Company). Unfortunately, I suffered an injury during a training drill which curbed my career with the fire department. I then choose a career in education. I completed 2 teaching credentials and my Masters in Education (2009) and taught for several years in the public school system. However, my true passion has always been art. A similarity I share with many artist’s is the pursuit to develop and grow artistically . Therefore, to maintain industry standard artwork I have continued to develop my skills by utilizing various resources such as instructional videos, on-line forums, tutorials, blogs, wikis, and chat-rooms.
Job Title, Company Name Freelance Web Designer and Illustrator
2009 - Current
-Exceptional traditional artist with strong understanding of art elements and principles.
-Experience using Photoshop and Painter.
-Experience in creating realistic textures from photo reference and from scratch.
-Contacting publishing companies and pitching story ideas.
Job Title, Company Name College Student
San Jose State University - 2005-2007 Animation & Illustration
National University - 2005 - 2009 Teaching Credential Course Work
Job Title, Company Name Art & Math Teacher - Sunnyvale School District
Columbia Middle School - Sunnyvale, CA 2003 - 2004
Desgin and develop art curriculum and course material for students.
Deliver lectures to students on Art and Mathematics.
- Provide an exiting classroom experience to students during lectures.
- Maintain files, grades, artwork, student portfolios.
- *****, evaluate and grade students performance ( Formal and Informal Assesment).
Job Title, Company Name Santa Clara Firefighter - Volunteer Division - Tanner Hose Co.
Santa Clara, CA 2002 - 2003
Attend V/R Officer’s Staff Meetings
Interact and educate the cummunity on fire awarness.
Training Division Personnel required to perform and master various drills (SCBA Donning / Interior Search and Rescue / Ventilation - Smoke Ejectors / Engine Familiarization / Salvage and Overhaul / Use, Care & Maintenance of Salvage Covers / Ground Ladders / Reverse Lay Hose Loads / Liveline Pulls / Setting up and Handling Master Streams).
National University — Masters in Education 2009
National University _ Single Subject Teaching Credential Art (TC1) 2009
National University - Multiple Subject CLAD Credential (TC2) 2009
West Med College - EMT Certificate - 2005
Mission College - A.A. Fire Science 2003
San Jose State University - B.A. Art / Minor: Biology 2000
San Jose City College - Associates of Arts Degree 1998
Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat / Illustrator / InDeign / Photoshop)
Macromedia Captivate (Macromedia MX 2004 - Dreamweaver / Fireworks) / Microsoft Office
Exceptional traditional artist with a strong understandings of art principles and color theory
Experience in creating realistic textures from photo reference and from scratch
Experience in working as a responsible and courteous team member
Art Kilinsky - Art Director Cisco Systems - firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Granner - SJSU Professor and Academic Advisor - email@example.com
Alice Carter - SJSU Professor and Academic Advisor - firstname.lastname@example.org