BFA, The School of the Art institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Emphasis in Animation and Illustration
BA, University of Pittsburgh,
Africana Studies, Certificate in Asian Studies
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”
Assisted Art Director with props, building sets, and fabrication/ modelling
Jeff Tweedy Some Birds Music Video
Wardrobe Stylist and Art Department
Wardrobe stylist for music video and head of prop department
Katie Sabo Costume & Textile Mounting and Conservation
Art Department- helped construct and prepare invisibile mounts for Rodarte’s exhibition at the National Women’s Historical Society in Washington, DC.
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.
Animation Camp Instructor
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
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.
Freelance Artist and Animator
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
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
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.
Concept Product and Packaging Illustration
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.
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
Freelance Animator, Art Lead, Art Production, Prop Stylist
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
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)
Stop Motion Animation
Pen and Ink
Set Design and Construction
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.