THE ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Kindle QA Specialist
February 2017 - May 2018
Contributed to the creation of innovative animated eBooks for the Kindle in Motion format. This includes the start-to-finish process from design, implementation, and quality assurance.
Created and edited animations for Kindle in Motion eBooks using Blender, After Effects, and Photoshop.
Aided in targeting, troubleshooting and providing solutions to animation, format and conversion issues.
In this Kindle in Motion edition, Jim Kay’s illustrations are available for the first time in a beautifully designed digital reading experience, with the artist’s interpretations of much-loved locations, characters and magical creatures newly animated to come alive on your device
Contract Graphic Designer
October 2015 - November 2017
I worked within the Adobe Creative Suite daily using Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to help refine game prototypes.
This includes illustrating game components, generating layouts, designing iconography, and creating print ready files. I was also tasked with the crafting of game prototypes for play testing and presenting to clients.
Collaborating with a team of designers at Forrest-Pruzan Creative I helped design items for several new gaming experiences. These tabletop boardgames were then produced by our publishing partners Wonderforge™ and Big G Creative.
- Bob Ross Art of Chill Game
- The Wizard Always Wins
- How To Rob A Bank
- Shifty Eyed Spies
- Pictopia: Harry Potter Edition
- Really Bad Art
- Stick Stack
September 2014 - October 2015
When employed by Pacific Publishing Company (PPC) my responsibilities included editing and compositing photos for our clients and in-house publications. Other major responsibilities included designing layouts, print advertisements, and preflighting client documents. I worked within the Adobe Creative Suite daily using Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to produce PPC’s content.
PPC's publications include The Capitol Hill Times, The Queen Anne & Magnolia Times, City Living, and The Monroe Monitor. Working with the Art Director as well as the Editorial, Sales, and Prepress departments requires excellent communication and organizational skills to complete our projects successfully. I also have experience creating and managing web content for these publications using CSS3, HTML5, Wordpress, and Hootsuite.
METROPARKS TACOMA (Fort Nisqually)
Graphic Design Intern
April 2013 – November 2013
I redesigned the Fort Nisqually Foundation’s professional publication Occurrences. I also used my skills in photography to document special events for the Occurrences publication.
April 2013 – November 2013
I've been a volunteer at MetroParks Tacoma's Fort Nisqually Living History Museum since I was in elementary school. During that time I've worked as a Living History Interpreter/Re-enactor showcasing historic 19th century children's games, toys, and crafts. Other responsibilities include public speaking, performing historical research, and photographing special events.
2013 & 2015
I volunteered as a Photographer for VanFest, a local music festival that takes place in Maple Valley, WA. VanFest features 3 stages, an acoustic tent, and plenty of great bands from the Seattle area and abroad. VanFest also benefits non-profit organizations such as The Alliance of Eating Disorders Awareness and the Maple Valley Food Bank.
For more information on VanFest check out: http://vanfestnw.org/
Garment printing, screen printing, heat press, product management, print production, and shipping.
- Graphic Design
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Bridge
- Adobe After Effects
- PitStop Pro
- Laser Cutting /Engraving