Melissa Camacho

  • Multi-Media Artist
  • Spring Valley, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Senior Graphic Designer & Product Photographer at TCP Global
  • Graphic Designer & Product Photographer at TCP Global

Education

The Art Institute of California-San Diego, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Media Arts and Animation

Background

Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    Creepy Kingdom

    October 2018 – Present(1 year)United States

    Responsible for promotional graphics as well has event photography for both social media and website. As well as posting official press releases on our platforms.

  • Senior Graphic Designer & Product Photographer

    TCP Global

    July 2017 – October 2018(1 year 3 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Continued with previous position obligations. Additional responsibilities to this promotion included social media coordination for five of our individual brands. Assisted social media team with graphics and videos to promote the brand. Created original motion graphic intros for each of our brands, as well as filmed and edited all video content. This included anywhere between art tutorials, product showcase and speed paintings with our products. Responsibilities: – Logos, Branding and Identity – Labels & Packaging design – Web Content (Banners, Ads and Email) – Content Marketing – Product Photography – Photo Manipulation – Motion Graphics – Video Production/Editing Work can be seen on TCP’s other store fronts: http://www.tcpglobal.com/ http://www.belloccio.com/ http://www.usartsupply.com/ http://www.custombodyart.com/ http://www.uscake.com/ http://www.uspoolysupply.com/ http://www.usgardensupply.com/

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  • Graphic Designer & Product Photographer

    TCP Global

    November 2012 – July 2017(4 years 8 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Duties and responsibilities consisted mainly on product photography and photo manipulation. Occasionally, the products would be 100% digital renders to make the products stand out against competitors. Created high-quality original brand identities for a variety of in-house brands as well as their packaging and corresponding collateral materials. Worked in an extremely fast-paced manner to meet deadlines, periodically working on more than one project or brand at a time. Worked directly with manufacturers to achieve the correct packaging for each individual product. Responsibilities: – Logos, Branding and Identity – Labels & Packaging design – Web Content (Banners, Ads and Email) – Product Photography – Photo Manipulation Work can be seen on TCP’s other store fronts: http://www.tcpglobal.com/ http://www.belloccio.com/ http://www.usartsupply.com/ http://www.custombodyart.com/ http://www.uscake.com/

  • Assistant Volunteer Manager

    Creative Talent Network, LLC

    November 2013 – November 2014(1 year)Burbank, CA

    I assist the Volunteer Manager in coordinating all the volunteers for the CTN Animation Expo

  • Character, Background & Asset Designer

    See Beneath, Inc.

    October 2012 – November 2012(1 month)Greater San Diego Area

    I create backgrounds, character designs, flash puppets and props for the upcoming straight to DVD animated show Aiko & Egor.

  • Intern

    Sony Online Entertainment

    July 2012 – September 2012(2 months)Greater San Diego Area

    I was responsible for assisting the User Interface team by creating icons in the style of the game (Planetside 2). I would also export the icons for my own work and for fellow UI artist.

Education

  • The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Media Arts and Animation

    2009 – 2012

    Activities and Societies

    Woman in Animation

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency

Projects

  • Polaris

    April 2012 – June 2012

    A short CG animated film running approximately 2 minutes long, about a mother and baby polar bear. My responsibilities included camera animation and assisting with audio mixing. I also assisted in the organization of project files, and character rigging in the early stages of production.

    Team Members (10):
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Nicole Galinato,
    • Summyr Montesanto,
    • Brandon Kashou,
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Kelly Schott,
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Wisam Barkho,
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Miguel Trujillo
  • Omega

    October 2011 – April 2012

    A short CG animated film running approximately 2 minutes long about a man trapped in space. My responsibilities included character animation, assisting with audio mixing, and obtaining sound effects.

    Team Members (10):
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Aileen Acayan,
    • Nicole Galinato,
    • David Sutton,
    • Eliza Pichardo,
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Trisha Allex,
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Brandon Kashou,
    • Melissa Camacho
  • Omega

    October 2011 – April 2012

    A short CG animated film running approximately 2 minutes long about a man trapped in space. My responsibilities included character animation, assisting with audio mixing, and obtaining sound effects.

    Team Members (10):
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Nicole Galinato,
    • Aileen Acayan,
    • David Sutton,
    • Eliza Pichardo,
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Trisha Allex,
    • Melissa Camacho,
    • Brandon Kashou,
    • Melissa Camacho
  • Georgie – Short Film

    November 2018

    Responsible for promotional material and poster design.

    Team Members (1):
    • Melissa Camacho

Skills & Expertise

  • Premiere Pro
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Maya
  • Digital Illustration
  • After Effects
  • Pattern Making
  • Photoshop
  • Character Designs
  • Mudbox
  • Sewing

Honors & Awards

  • Honor Roll

    The Art Institute of California – San Deigo

    September 2011

    Having a GPA higher than 3.5 (I have been on the Honor Roll since I started this school back in October of 2009)