Resume

Education

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art | 12/2014 | University of North Carolina, Charlotte

·      Major: Studio art concentration in illustration

·      Minor: Art History

Associates of Fine Arts in Art | 12/2011 | Mitchell community college

·      Major: Art

Highlights/ Honors & Awards

   ·   2020-current Rise Up Animation character designer mentee

  • 2019 "A Visual Story: Color, Life, & Flow" Solo Exhibition

       Iredell Arts Council, Statesville, NC

  • 2014-2019 Spring/Fall Downtown Statesville Art Crawl

       Statesville, NC

  • 2015 Green Hill Figure Skating Poster Contest- Semi Finalist

       Greensboro, NC

  • 2015 Sanskrit Literary Arts Magazine- Published Art

       University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC

  • 2014 UNC Charlotte IllustriUS Student BFA Show

       University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC

  • 2014 UNC Charlotte Annual Juried Student Exhibition

       University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC

Work Experience

Rise Up Animation | CHARACTER DESIGN MENTEE | 06/2020-CURRENT

      As a mentee of Rise up Animation, I have had the opportunity to share my portfolio with creatives in the animation industry to grow and improve my portfolio.

   · Through Rise Up, I succeeded in gaining three-character design mentors, who guided me through ways to               improve my portfolio.                                                                                                                    

   · With various critiques, I have taken valuable notes to help me grow not only as a character designer, but also as       a person.

Sales Associate & Cashier | T.J. Maxx Retail Store | 08/2015-current

  • Managing the cash register to process customer purchases.

  • Unloading and displaying new merchandise to encourage customers to shop.

  • Organizing beauty products, purses, and the shoe department for the next business day.

  • Working in multiple departments to help customers with their fashion experience.

  • Assisting customers with questions and helping with their shopping needs.

Freelance Illustrator |  08/2013-current

  • Crafted and inked 100 robotic characters, while challenging my creative direction with one subject.

  • Wrote and illustrated Pippa and the Clock Tower, a children’s book that gave me the opportunity to be a writer, illustrator, and editor.

  • Creating character designs for film and animated tv properties.​

Artist Assistant | Allison Luce | 09/2017-08/2019

  • Preparing art applications for submission.

  • Editing and organizing art images for easy access.

  • Converting contacts and websites to new software.

  • Working with Mrs. Luce to make sure proper information is included when submitting applications.

 

Technical Skills & Abilities

Digital

·      Photoshop, Autodesk Sketchbook

Hand Drawing

·      Watercolors, Pen & Ink, Mixed Media, Acrylics

Concept Skills

·      Character Designs, Illustration, Children’s Book Illustration