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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Work Experience:

Menageric Expressions
2015- present
Set up a project group as a place for artists to come together to collaborate on pieces related to a theme. The first edition of prints will premiere with the project “A Study in Longing.” The first set of prints are expected to be released late 2015.

Faeborn Comics
2015- present
Is working to storyboard, format, illustrate, ink, and publish a biweekly webcomic with author Charlyssa Nagel. Additional duties include creating concept art and character design, managing social media platforms, and managing social media campaigns.

Freelance Illustrator and Designer
2013- present
Currently working on various commissioned projects. Design projects primarily consists of logos, fliers, brochures, business cards, letterhead, newsletters, posters, and cover design. Illustration work consists of cover art, character design, concept illustration, fashion illustration, and storybook illustration.

Dystopian Young Adult Illustrations
2012- present
Working with Brittany Turner to produce cover art, character designs, and concept art for her dystopian young adult novel. Book is estimated to be released in 2016.

Art Instructor
2013- 2015
Currently teaching individualized classes that built on desired skill sets. Classes focused on drawing fundamentals, figure drawing, painting fundamentals, figure painting, perspective drawing, illustration, digital illustration and painting, and photography.

Graphic Designer
2014- 2015
Worked at Xervéo to assist with rebranding the company. Created informational and promotional documents, product labels, banners, advertisement campaigns, business cards, created and formatted official policy guidelines, etc.

Teddy Bear Concept Art
2014
Worked with Danny Anderson to produce concept artwork for his children’s book proposal. Worked on two character designs and one scene from the book to be presented to a publishing company.

Freddie the Penguin
2014
Worked with the Nurture the Creative Mind Foundation to bring their story to life. Created concept art for main characters, worked to storyboard pages to provide a smooth flow of words and pictures, traditionally drew and digitally colored each page, formatted the layout of the book with a focus on typography, created multiple formats for distribution of the book.

Scion Chronicles
2012- 2014
Worked to storyboard, format, illustrate, and ink pages for a 7 part graphic novel series. Additional Duties included character design, world building, and other artistic direction. The project was put on hold in 2014.

WSU Photojournalist
2013
Worked at the Signpost at Weber State University as a Photojournalist. I worked to cover various assigned shoots during the week . Events were photographed in a way to be as accurate in representing the events as possible and were edited minimally. Photos were then converted to digital and CMYK formats and were given captions.

WSU Printmaking Assistant
2013
Instructed and assisted students in various printmaking techniques and their accompanying cleaning techniques. Provided design input and critique on projects.

WSU Project Chair
2013
Managed the Nontraditional Student Center’s marketing development, assessment of the program, and future planning for the program. Duties consisted of taking staff photographs, creating an illustrated banner of the staff for the front of the office, and creating promotional items for various events.

Exhibitions:

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll (Group Exhibition)
2015
Underbelly Creative, Salt Lake City, Utah. 2015

BFA Thesis Exhibition
2013
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, Ogden, Utah. 2013

BFA Seminar Exhibition
2013
Department Of Visual Arts Lobby, Ogden, Utah. 2013

Opening Exhibition
2013
Pandemonium Art Gallery, Ogden, Utah. 2013

Student Exhibition
2013
Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, Ogden, Utah. 2013

Recognition Awards:

Juror Award
2013
Disappearing Series (1,2, and 4)

 

Publications:

Freddie the Penguin
Fall 2014
Published a storybook illustration with the Nurture the Creative Mind Foundation. This book was picked up by the Utah State Office of Education as part of their Young Authors program and is being distributed to schools across the state of Utah.

Mixitini Matrix
Volume 3 Issue 1
Fall 2013
Published an illustration and flash fiction collaboration with Reginald Carlisle.

Education:

Weber State University
2009-2013
Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in two-dimensional Studies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Skills:
Painting
Drawing
Printmaking
Illustration
Character Design

Programs Used:
Photoshop
InDesign
Illustrator
Bridge
Lightroom
Premiere Pro
Final Cut Pro[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]