University of Central Florida
Bachelors Degree in Studio Drawing/Printmaking
Studied Traditional Animation and Visual Language with Paul Curasi (formerly of Disney training and special projects) and Lithography with Andrew Decean. Graduated from the studio drawing/printmaking program on the Dean's list with a 3.231 GPA
11/2003 – Current Home Business Waltham, Ma
Worked in all manner of creative fields, specializing in illustration and character design work. Used a combination of traditional artistic ideals and brand new methods to satisfy customer requests. Completed most assignments digitally via a combination of phone/email/online capabilities to deliver a product in significantly less time than traditional office work.
9/2003 – 11/2003 Sign-A-Rama Waltham, Ma
Operated as both Graphic Designer and Sign Production Specialist in a fast paced, "Feast or Famine" environment with new and untrained personnel/management. Became well versed in Digital and Vinyl methods for sign making as well as media conservation, operation and maintenance on Digital GX/GO printers (Encad Novajet Models in particular) and Graphtec Media Cutter, Hot/Cold Lamination, Pantone Color Matching and Flexisign Design Software. Along with primary duties, also acted as liaison between management and customers and outside support personnel and was quickly moved into training assignments, acted as store clerk during daily extended absences of management and attended to other general needs and maintenance issues.
8/2002 - 5/2003 College Park Communities: Pegasus Pointe Orlando, Fl
Life Works Assistant
Team position to act as customer service representative/counseling/dispute arbitrator/leasing representative/entertainment programming director and other necessary duties at all hours of the day. Aggressively pursued goals and went above and beyond duties while attending the affiliated University of Central Florida as a full time student. Helped to shape methods and goals on ground breaking new employee program and was available at any time for assistance needed by either staff or residents in whatever form necessary.
4/2002 - 5/2002 Barnes and Noble/UCF affiliated bookstore Orlando Fl
Temporary inventory assistant/cashier
Acted as both cashier and stock room assistant during higher customer volume due to summer book buy back. Operated well in high pressure, fast-paced environment and learned specific skills in stocking and register systems.
9/1996 - 8/2001 Highland Oaks RV Resort Inc. Sebring Fl
Acted as maintenance and upkeep for resort grounds as well as office personnel in duties ranging from customer service to mail sorting and delivery. Gained skills in general maintenance, construction, office skills, computer troubleshooting and a host of other valuable abilities.
Vinyl Sign Production
Digital Sign Production
Pantone Color Matching
Vehicle Graphic Application
Window Graphic Application
Digital GX/GO Printer Operation and Maintenance
Graphtec Media Cutter Operation and Maintenance
Flash (Via Livemotion)