Lachina Creative - Animator
CLEVELAND, OH I JUN 2019 - PRESENT
Create various animated and illustrated content, along with the animation department, that can be 2D or 3D. The content can be produced for
social media posts, client work, and internal pre-production work.
Design characters and develop story ideas for short animated clips and films.
American Greetings - Freelance Animator
CLEVELAND, OH I FEB 2022 - MARCH 2022
Animate three E-Cards from provided Photoshop illustrations and assets.
Halo Media Works - Freelance Animator
SOLON, OH I JUN 2019 - MARCH 2019
Collaborate with an Art Director and an Illustrator to animate and
rig multiple 2D characters and images for a motion graphic
explainer videos, about 7 minutes long, for a client.
Halo Media Works - Motion Graphics Artist
SOLON, OH I JUL 2018 - AUG 2018
Assisted in editing 4 analysis videos for Arena of Valor, a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) mobile game, 3-4 minutes each, by editing video/audio clips and animating both pre-made and original graphics to accompany voice-overs.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Animator
CLEVELAND, OH I AUG 2017 - APRIL 2018
Collaborated with two other animators to create a 5 minute segment in the format of the museum’s planetarium dome shaped projector.
Ensured the music, composed by a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, worked well with the visuals.
Red Point Digital - Freelance Animator
AKRON, OH I AUG 2017 - OCT 2017
Animated 10 short clips telling the story of 2 main characters, with 4 different designs each, going through the stages of growing up.
Designed 7 additional original characters to support the narrative, and designed original backgrounds for all clips.
CIA 2016 Holiday E-Card
CLEVELAND, OH I NOV 2016 - DEC 2016
Collaborated with Joe Williams to animate an E-Card that won its place to represent CIA for the 2016 holiday season.
Think Right Creative - Freelance Animator
CHAGRIN FALLS, OH I MAY 2015 - MAY 2015
Collaborated with the owner of a small business to create 3 animated ads, about 15 seconds each, featuring their character mascot in 3 different costume designs.
Pencilmation - Freelance Storyboard Artist
MAY 2020 - SEPT 2020
MARCH 2021 - DEC 2021
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland - Gallery Attendant
CLEVELAND, OH I SEPT 2015 - MAY 2019
Ensure the safety of both visitors and pieces in 3 galleries as well as provide information
about the work displayed during public hours as well as occasional private events/parties.
Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA)
CLEVELAND, OH I GRADUATED MAY 18, 2019
Bachelors of Fine Art in Animation
Mentor High School (MHS)
MENTOR, OH I AUG 2011 - MAY 2015
High School Diploma
2-year College Tech Prep Program:
Storyboard Pro, TV Paint, Adobe Animate, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Audacity, Autodesk Maya, Mudbox
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
CIA - SIE 73 Board of Trustees Awards of Honorable Mention
CIA - Excellence in Animation Scholarship
CIA - Gund Family Scholarship
SkillsUSA - TV Production OH State Competition
Won 5th place along with a partner.
Lakeland Art Show
Won blue ribbons for all of my MHS art projects I entered (6-8).
MHS - Fine Art I Award
MHS - Fine Art II Award