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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
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Assistant Animator - Freelance
August 2023 - Oct 2023
• Assistant Animator for an unannounced production for Nickelodeon and a major streaming platform 
• Utilizing Toon Boom Harmony to create and modify highlights and shadow tones to characters and props 
• Reporting to Animation Director to apply a sense of accurate lighting to characters and their environments 
Bento Box Entertainment / Fox Entertainment
July 2019 - June 2022
• 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. 
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
The Webby Awards            
Spring 2022
- Honoree in Social Television & Film (Series & Campaigns) for 'Fox The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask Series with Nicole Scherzinger', Fox Entertainment/Bento Box Entertainment
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' 
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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Animator ~ Illustrator ~ Storyteller

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