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Education

Animation Mentor                                                                                                                        June 2020 - Present

           Certificate, Character Animation (In Progress)

           Relevant Courses: Body Mechanics, Advanced Body Mechanics

Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA                                                     September 2018 - May 2020

BFA in Animation, Summa Cum Laude (4.0)   

Relevant Courses:  3D Animation Principles, Expressive Character Acting, Character Performance Essentials, Character Set-up and Animation, Senior Capstone, Collaboration in Digital Media, 3D Character Animation: Performance & Dialogue

Mount Ida College, Newton, MA                                                                                 September 2015 - May 2018

GPA 3.97, Dean’s List     

Relevant Courses: Animation Principles, History of Animation, 3D Animation I, Rigging, Acting for Animation

Software

Autodesk Maya, Shotgun Studio, Houdini Indie, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Procreate Studio, Google Suite, Microsoft 365

Collaborative Experience

"Needlepoint" SCAD Game - Animated the flying cycle for the hero moth character

"Juanion" SCAD Film - Animated a hero shot (SCAD Animation Silver Award Winner)

"Lab 42" SCAD Film - Animated a hero shot

"Blooming" SCAD MFA Thesis - Animated two hero shots

Experience

Freelance Illustrator, Action for Animals Maine                                              August 2020 - Present

         Creates Illustrations of contributors' pets to support cause

          "Action for Animals Maine has a mission to help pet owners in desperate need of financial assistance

            to support emergency veterinary care for their beloved animals." ~ Action for Animals ME site

Director/Producer, Monster of the Dark, Savannah, GA                            May 2019 - August 2020

Writer, concept artist, animator, creator

Finalize decisions for all aspects of the production pipeline

Maintain clear and organized asset list and production schedule in Google Suite

Communicate effectively, written and verbally with team members regularly

Project currently on hold

Animator/Associate Lighting Lead, Stabby, Savannah, GA                           May 2019 - June 2020

Perform extensive research on crab movement

Responsible for shooting reference video for female lead

Responsible for animating eleven hero shots

Responsible for layout of sequence one in collaboration with the layout lead

Responsible for lighting 40 of 65 shots in Houdini with Arnold

Resident Assistant, SCAD, Savannah, GA                                                August 2018 - March 2020

Positively promote the mission, vision, and values of SCAD

Communicate effectively in potentially negative or escalating situations through appropriate language, tone, and non-verbal communication

Employ innovation and identify available resources when resolving problems

Maintain high-level attention to detail in all work and in fast-paced environments

Inducted Member of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) as part of the top 1% of student leaders

Animator/Layout Artist, Under Your Skin, Savannah, GA                                   January - May 2019

SCAD collaborative short film experience, accepted from portfolio review

Tested multiple shots in transition process from Autodesk Maya into Unreal Engine

Extensive production work in Shotgun Studio as an artist (also expanded knowledge of software from a production standpoint by working with project producers)

Responsible for animating multiple hero shots

Responsible for some clean up animation

Awards and Recognition

ACM SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer | 2020

Women in Animation Member | August 2020 - Present

SCAD Animation Silver Award | Juanion | 2020

Distinguished Scholarship Recipient | 2018 -2020 | SCAD

NRHH SCAD Chapter President | May - August 2019

RA of the Year | 2018 - 2019 | SCAD

Trustees Scholar | 2015 - 2018 | Mount Ida College

Presidential Scholarship Recipient | 2015 - 2018 | Mount Ida College

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