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Bachelor of Fine Arts     Animation
Minor: Illustration

Savannah College of Art and Design - Savannah,  GA
Courses of Study Included: Life drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, art history, psychology,                                          public speaking, performing arts
May 2018
Bento Box Entertainment / Fox Entertainment
July 2019 - Present
• Character and effects animator on several productions for Fox and multiple streaming services 
• Character designer for multiple projects, including digital painting and designing character poses 
Bento Buddy, responsible for answering questions from fellow animators and guiding them towards problem solving
Hasbro, Inc. / Cake Mix Studios
Associate Digital Artist
June 2018 - May 2019
• 2D Harmony animator for Hasbro, Inc.’s brands, collaborating on TV commercials and digital/online content 
• Contributed in visual development and storyboarding for Hasbro’s branding projects 
• Participated in team community service by painting murals for Rhode Island elementary schools
SCAD Fashion Department and Modeling  
March 2016 - May 2018
• Worked with senior fashion students as a model for fittings, critiques, and a show
• Recieved direction from J. Alexander (Miss J) regarding performing preferences and technique
• Modeled in several digital marketing photoshoots for the promotion of SCAD 
Book Illustrator
'Monty and the Mountain' Children's Book Illustrator 
May 2014 - Dec 2015
• Established visual representations of author’s original story
• Created inside and cover illustrations for book 
• Collaborated with Grammy Award winning art director, John Kosh, to integrate text with images 
Toon Boom Harmony            Photoshop            Storyboard Pro            After Effects            Illustrator
Red Dot: Communication Design, Best of the Best Award 
- Awarded by the international Red Dot Jury for the illustration ' Just a Bite'
3x3 Annual No. 14, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration
Summer 2017
Summer 2017
- Selection by the international panel of judges for the illustration  ‘ Just a Bite’
Awareness Film Festival  
Fall 2018
- Received Official Selection in the 2018 Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles for the film ' Hyperspeed' 
Portland Short Film Festival
Spring 2019
- Received Official Selection in the 2019 Portland Short Film Festival for the film ' Hyperspeed' 
The Bob and Louise McCall Visual Arts Scholarship           
Fall 2014
- Awarded by the Rotary Club of Scottsdale 
Student Incentive Scholarship
Fall 2014 - Spring 2018
- Awarded by SCAD for receiving first place in Congressional Art Competition 
Wolfboy and the Everything Factory - Apple TV+
Character and Effects Animator
The Masked Singer - Fox Entertainment 
Character Designer and Painter and Animator
2020 - 2021
The Prince - HBO Max
Character Designer
Duncanville - Fox Entertainment 
Character and Effects Animator
Available on Request
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