- Web Designer at The Proactiv Company
- UI + Graphic Designer at Confidential
University of Southern California, MFA, Animation & Digital Arts
Visual Designer for Match.com
Designer for beauty brand marketing solutions. Designs digital creatives for Proactiv and X Out.
Graphic Designer for online retail marketing solutions. Conceptualized and designed assets for webpage layouts, promo pop-ups, presentation decks, and print design for marketing collateral.
January 2014 – February 2014(1 month)Burbank, CA
Stop Motion Animator for Disney’s “Cranes in Love” based off short film “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story”. Featured on Google for Valentine’s Day.
Post Production Assistant for boutique post-production house specializing in online, color correction and tape layoff.
Stop Motion Coordinator for a Target commercial “Cartwheel” designed by BUCK. Coordinated stop motion shots on-set using Dragonframe software.
December 2012 – February 2013(2 months)South Pasadena, CA
Stop Motion Animator for “Cougar Town” shown on TBS. Animated a series of web promos titled “Laurie’s Stories” shown on YouTube and TBS website.
October 2012 – November 2012(1 month)South Pasadena, CA
Stop Motion Animator for children’s programming “Ruby’s Studio: The Friendship Show” by the Mother Company. Animated segment titled “The Friend Ship” featuring Wattzon.
Animation Intern for season 6 of Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken” shown on Cartoon Network. Assisted show directors and supervisors with puppet coordination on stages, creation of special effects props, and various other tasks between art, camera, and puppet departments.
September 2010 – May 2012(1 year 8 months)Los Angeles, CA
Student Assistant for USC Animation department. Prepared lecture materials by making photocopies, obtaining research documents, running media projection system, and being an active liaison between students and professors.
August 2011 – February 2012(6 months)Los Angeles, CA
Sets & Fabrication Intern for a Nickelodeon “SpongeBob SquarePants” stop motion holiday special. Assisted with set build, painting, and puppet fabrication.
Animation Intern for a stop motion pixilation music video “In Your Arms” by Kina Grannis. The entire project was made using jelly beans donated from Jelly Belly.
March 2011 – April 2011(1 month)Los Angeles, CA
Animation Production Assistant for a pixilation music video “Miss the Misery” by Foo Fighters. Assisted with set-up, continuity, and breakdown of shots.
Lab Technician for American biotech company Celgene. Tracked and handled inventory of 1000+ chemicals and assisted 20+ medicinal chemists to develop products for the treatment of cancers and other severe, immune, and inflammatory conditions.
Brand Director Intern for skate shoe company Osiris Shoes. Designed product line sheet layouts for trade show presentations, created social network outreach strategies, and assisted with development of marketing campaigns to jumpstart brand new girls division.
Native or bilingual proficiency
Skills & Expertise
- Stop Motion
- Graphic Design
- UX Design
- Final Cut Pro
- Creative Direction
- User Experience (UX)
- Art Direction
- Character Animation
- Adobe Illustrator
- Motion Graphics
- Short Films
- User Experience Design
- After Effects
- Post Production
- Interaction Design
- Flash Animation
- Video Production
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Visual Design
- User Interface Design
- User Interface Prototyping
- Adobe Photoshop
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
Scrum Alliance, License 495828
UX Design, User Experience Circuit
General Assembly, License
Volunteer Experience & Causes
USC Animation Graduate Council
November 2011 – March 2012(4 months)Education
Program Director for USC Studio Day, an annual animation portfolio event at USC School of Cinematic Arts. Communicated with recruiters from 25 animation studios, coordinated with campus officials and faculty for space & equipment arrangements, and directed execution of student meetings with studio representatives.
January 2012 – May 2012(4 months)Children
Animation Instructor at nonprofit arts organization, Inner-City Arts. Created lesson plans and taught fundamentals of animation to 3rd and 5th grade students from Melrose Elementary and Para Los Niños. Topics of animation included stop motion clay, paper cut-outs, zoetropes, and pixilation.
Friends of Ballona Wetlands
I learned about the history of the Ballona Wetlands and had fun picking some gnarly weeds!
Assisted with organizing and bundling sets of clothes. Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.
Career Day Speaker
Wiseburn School District
June 2015 – June 2016(1 year)Children
Speaker for Dana Middle School’s annual Career Day. Presented overview of my background and career path, interacted with inquisitive students by answering various questions, and ultimately handed them candy for being great listeners.
Animal Profile Designer
Much Love Animal Rescue
April 2015 – July 2015(3 months)Animal Welfare
Designed animal profiles for Much Love Animal Rescue, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that exists to rescue abused, neglected, and homeless animals from the streets and shelters. Worked with copywriter to create engaging profiles that showcased animals’ personalities. Profiles were shared on organization’s social channels which resulted in increased awareness.
Medical Supply Volunteer
Wiseburn School District
June 2015Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
Packed medical supplies for West African countries. Helped sort through and track inventory of useable supplies, which would later be sent to countries affected by the ebola virus.
Jam Session Volunteer
National Basketball Association (NBA)
February 2011Arts and Culture
Volunteered for NBA All-Star Jam Session, as part of NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. Greeted fans from all around the world and provided ultimate fan experience by helping out at various booths, games, and activities for all ages.