Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, with a Concentration in Illustration
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Fullerton,  05/2011

Work Experience

2D Game Artist (Temporary) – Legacy Interactive, Los Angeles, CA,  1/2012 – 4/2012

  • Completed 2D backgrounds in Photoshop for video games.
  • Collaborated with game producers, writers, animators, and programmers to develop a consistent, workable style that worked with the story and the targeted consumers.
  • Cleaned up previously designed backgrounds and characters while maintaining the style of the game already established.
  • Redesigned and painted backgrounds and characters while maintaining the style of the game already established.
  • Textured 3D-rendered images in two dimensions in Photoshop.
  • Prepared backgrounds for programming.

Graphic Designer – Wilshire Avenue Community Church, Fullerton, CA,  9/2006 – Present

  • Create marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, pamphlets, and banners to be used in print and on the web.
  • Worked with department & ministry leaders to develop a unique the look and style of each ministry.
  • Identity and branding design including logos, letterhead, business cards, and websites that maintain consistent styles across different media.
  • Coordinate and communicate with outside businesses for printing needs and website development.
  • Mobile app user interface design.
  • Website maintenance.

Intern – Easley-Dunn Productions, Los Angeles, CA,  2/2011 – 5/2011

  • Designed backgrounds and environment concepts for trailers and video games for Apple’s iOS platform.
    • Robot Racers available in the Apple App Store.

Freelance Artist, Illustrator, and Designer, Brea, CA,  5/2007 – Present

  • Illustrations for Home Team Studio & Animal Blueprint Company.
  • Fine art landscape paintings for clients including San Marcos Christian Camp and Thousand Pines Christian Camp and Conference Center.
  • Marketing materials for Azusa Pacific University.
  • Logos and branding for Upland Brethren in Christ Church.
  • Commissioned paintings and designs from illustrations to logos for a variety of customers and organizations.

Exhibitions

“Steampunk: The Beginning,” Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton,  4/2012 – 5/2012

New York Museum of Conan Art Exhibit, New York City, NY,  11/2011 

Skills

  • Skilled in both traditional and digital drawing and painting.
  • Knowledge of and skilled in linear perspective, color theory, and numerous two-dimensional design and compositional concepts.
  • Highly experienced with a Wacom Cintiq and Intuos.
  • Adobe Illustrator.
  • Adobe Photoshop.
  • Corel Painter.
  • Proficient with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems.