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Freelance Animator & Illustrator

Location:Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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I am a recently graduated artist that focuses mostly in illustrations and some animation. I mostly do a mixture of traditional and digital work. I can range from a variety of styles, with a focus in anime, fantasy, and comic styled works. Please read below for my resume.

Mandeville High School - Mandeville, LA
Graduate, 2001-2005

Southeastern Louisiana University – Hammond, LA
Bachelor of Arts, transfer before graduation, 2005-2007
Major: Visual Arts
Concentration: Digital Art
University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Lafayette, LA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2008-2011
Major: Visual Arts
Concentration: Computer Animation

Honors and Awards
• Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Honors Award
• Dean's List, multiple semesters
• Awarded Southeastern Louisiana University's Annual Scholarship (4-Year Award)
Game Advisor; Assistant Manager
Gamestop, Apr 2006-Aug 2007
2751 W. Thomas St. Hammond, LA 70403 985-340-5822

Customer service; sales; cleaning duties; process shipment and inventory; open/close store; manage employees; also, extensive knowledge of product (video games)
Promoted to Assistant Manager after only a year of being hired

Barnes and Noble, Nov 2006-Jan 2007
Mandeville, LA 70471

Senior Game Advisor
Gamestop, Dec 2007-Present
4409 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Ste 600 Lafayette, LA 70508 337-988-4811

Customer service; sales; processing shipment; process shipment and inventory; open/close store; manage employees; also, extensive knowledge of product (video games)

Internship, Animator
TancoToons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dec 2008-Aug 2009

animator on St. James Infirmary - King Britt Remix music video for The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
animated characters and illustrated on some backgrounds
List of Film Festivals and Screenings:
Voodoo Experience (Premiere, 2009)
Acadiana Center for the Arts FILMS @ THE CENTER Film Series (2010)
Redstick Animation Festival (Official Selection, 2010)
New Orleans Film Festival (Official Selection, 2010)
NOLA DRIVE-IN Rooftop Screening with DOWN BY LAW (1986) by Jim Jarmusch (4/23/11)
Stuttgart Animation Festival (Germany, May, 2011)
Gold Regional Addy Electronic Best in Show (2010)
Gold Regional Addy Special Effects Video/Film (2010)
Gold District Addy Special Effects Video/Film (2010)
Silver National Addy Special Effects Video/Film (2010)

National Honor Society, Mandeville High School, 2003-2005
Mu Alpha Theta, Mandeville High School, 2002-2005
Swing Dance Club, Mandeville High School, Officer, 2004-2005
President and Founder, Southeastern Japanese Animation Society, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2006-2007
Volunteer, Animal Photographer, Lafayette Animal Control Center, 2009-Present
Manage a group of volunteers
Market and photograph animals in their best light to get adopted
Organize and manage Petfinder website for LACC

Proficient in several computer programs: Adobe Photoshop CS3-CS5, Adobe Flash CS3-CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS3-CS5, Adobe After Effects CS3-CS5, Autodesk Maya 2009, Final Cut Pro 4.0, Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
Proficient with both Windows and Apple operating systems
Excellent public communication skills
Strong leadership abilities and excellent group work ability
Foundation in fine arts
Basic photography
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