Education 

BFA, The School of the Art institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Graduated: 2013
Emphasis in Animation and Illustration

BA, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA
Graduated: 2010
Africana Studies, Certificate in Asian Studies

Work ExPerience

Senataur
Lead Puppet Fabricator
September2018- February 2019
Managed team of puppet fabricators, designed and built puppets needed for hybrid stop motion/ marionette puppets for Senataur Pilot funded by Tongal and Project Greenlight.

Caterpillar and Odd Machine “Bucket List”
November 2018
Art Department
Assisted Art Director with props, building sets, and fabrication/ modelling

Jeff Tweedy Some Birds Music Video
Wardrobe Stylist and Art Department
September 2018
Wardrobe stylist for music video and head of prop department

Katie Sabo Costume & Textile Mounting and Conservation
Art Department
September 2018
Art Department- helped construct and prepare invisibile mounts for Rodarte’s exhibition at the National Women’s Historical Society in Washington, DC.

Ulta
Prop Stylist
August 2018
Prop Stylist for a 15 second nationally aired commercial for ULTA’s 21 Days of September Event . Duties included getting items ready for filming, setting up displays, and arranging items on set.

Architreasures
Animation Camp Instructor
August 2018
Architreasures helps teach and expose children to different forms of art in under served areas in Chicago. I created my own curriculum to teach stop motion animation to 20 students and was able to help each child create their own 10 second stop motion film.

Samsung and Fortnite
Prop Stylist, Art Department Lead
August 2018
Prop Stylist for a commercial celebrating the release of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in collabortation with Fortnite the video game. Duties included sourcing products, arranging sets, and getting items ready to be filmed.

Aldi and Tessa Films
Stop Motion Animator
July- August 2018
Lead animator on an animated stop-motion commercial for ALDI and PBS. Animation involved shooting a commerical with ALDI products. Duties included planning animation, getting exposure sheets ready, preparing food items for camera, and animating along with animation tests before shooting began.

Livongo
Freelance Artist and Animator
December 2017
Livongo Holiday Card: Created a watercolor illustration for their holiday card sent out to donors and clients as well as a 4 second hand drawn animated gif based on the watercolor illustration

Depaul University
Freelance Stop Motion Animator and Motion Graphics Designer
October 2017- November 2017
Donor Thank You Video: Stop motion animator, storyboard artist, art producer, set designer, and motion graphics designer on 2 minute video sent to thousands of donors. The initial concept of the video was created by their Donor Relations Department.

Humana and Livongo
Animator and Motion Graphics Artist
March 2016-April 2016
Created a hand drawn, animated bumper for, and added motion graphics to, Livongo and Humana’s new line of diabetes coaching videos (included everything from storyboards, animation, and final edits).

One River School of Art and Design
Teaching Artist
May 2018 - November 2018
Teaching Artist for multiple classes- Focus on Cartooning, Art Shuffle (teaches kids
about different mediums each session), and Focus on Making ( teaches 3D art media, collage, and printmaking) and several summer camps (Street Art Painting, Cartooning, and Character Animation) for children ranging in grades pre-K through 5th grade.

Gongos
Concept Product and Packaging Illustration
May 2018
Created packing ideas and product illustrations for a new line of items for Gongos’ client

National Anti-Vivisection Society
Freelance Animator and Motion Graphics Designer
February 2018-March 2018
“3 Reasons to End Animal Experimentation Now ”: Animator and Motion Graphics Designer on Video detailing why animal experimentation is no longer needed. This video featured storyboarding, 2D motion graphics, original, hand-drawn illustrations, and 2D animation.

Italian Expo
Graphic Designer
August 2016- June 2017
Created marketing and event branding materials, client project proposals, streamlined branding across all platforms, designed logos, wine labels, invitations and any other marketing or branding material needed for clients, video and photo editing, and art show curation assistance

Odd Machine
Freelance Animator, Art Lead, Art Production, Prop Stylist
2014- 2019
Caterpillar”Fluridium”: Art production on 2 separate videos for Caterpillar Inc.

Kiwi: Art production work on 12 product videos for both national and international use focusing primarily on shoes and the uses of Kiwi shoe polish and the release of their new line of products.

Plege: Art production on multiple product photoshoot for Pledge’s new print ad campaign.
Intouch Solutions/ Gilead: Prop Stylist and Art Lead for a series of four videos focusing on educating medical

professionals on new research regarding HIV/AIDs.

Whisked Away: Stop motion animator for a nationally aired commercial for the state of Illinois. Featured Abraham Lincoln in a parody of “An Officer and a Gentleman”

Christmas Special 2015: Animator on their annual Christmas card. Also helped with set design and construction.

Christmas Special 2014: Lip sync animator for both characters. Animated Christmas card feature
This animated Christmas card featured Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing “Have

Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”.

BAWSY Animation, LLC
Co-Founder, President, Animator, & Business OperationsJune 2013- September 2014

At BAWSY, I executed time and budget management, and worked as a project manager for each production, ensuring that every project we undertook met continuous deadlines and never exceeded the budget. While president of BAWSY, I worked on the following projects:

Underground Multiplex: Head of writing, Set Design, Editing, Directing, Animating, Production Schedules, Budget, Project Manager

David Huntsberger’s The Junk Show: Part IV: Director, Head Animator, Head of Prop Department, Storyboard Artist, Production Schedule, Project Manager, Editor
‘Blobs’ Short: Writer, Director, Head of Character and Set Design, Head Animator

S2F2 (The Scored Silent Film Festival): Project Manager, Event Coordinator

Elephant Pictures
Assistant Animator
March 2013-April 2013
Timms Valley: Assistant Stop Motion Animator. Pilot episode for IFC (the pilot was completed but the series never went into production)

Skills

  • Cel Animation

  • Stop Motion Animation

  • After Effects

  • Character Animation

  • Cartooning

  • Printmaking

  • Adobe Suite

  • Dragonframe

  • Video Editing

  • Color Theory

  • ToonBoom

  • Design

  • Storyboarding

  • Motion Graphics

  • Art Production

  • Prop Styling

  • Watercolor

  • Gouache

  • Pen and Ink

  • Oil Paint

  • Mold Making

  • Fabrication

  • Puppet Fabrication

  • Sculpting

  • Typography

  • Project Management

  • Illustration

  • Set Design and Construction

Short Comics

Self Published, 2010-2015 

Kraft Dinner #1 

Kraft Dinner #2 

Stupid Facts About Birds 

Sir Arkady Sharkhead

Stupid Facts About Whales

Stupid Facts About Science

A Brief History of Beer and It's Glassware

Short comic books sold online, at Quimby’s Comics in Chicago, and at the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest. All are humourous in nature. 

A Leap Of Faith,  2010 

Children’s book about a young girl’s adoption. 25 Paper cut-out illustrations.