OBJECTIVETo learn and grow among other creative enthusiastic artists, where I may
visualize and bring life to characters and environments for films or games.

DreamWorks Animation Redwood City, California Summer 2011-present
Visual Development Artist, collaborate and design concepts for developing film, Peabody and Sherman, using Photoshop, Maya and traditional media.  

Laika/House Portland, Oregon 2011-2012
Character designer, rapid character concepts used in an advertisement campaign.

Cinequest Film Festival San Jose, California Winter 2010
Visual Development Lead, designed environments, characters and style for a signal film spot directed by David Chai.

Hallmark Cards Inc Kansas City, Missouri Summer 2010
Illustration Intern, designed and illustrated for greeting cards, ornaments and children’s books with the privilege of studying with senior illustrator, Ken Sheldon.

erimbau," San Jose, California Summer 2009
Visual Development Intern, designed the main character, Leo for the short film, "Berimbau" with the privilege of working under Raquel Coelho.
Eric Brand Furniture, Burlingame, California Spring 2009 Freelance artist, painted and composed a series of three advertisements to be featured in Interior Design Magazine.
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California Summer 2005
Museum Ambassador, gave docent tours to children and seniors in the Museum and also directed art workshops in schools.

Art Blocks for Ghana, Fall 2010
Animation Alumni, Fall 2010-Present
Society of Illustrators, Summer 2010-Present
Shrunkenheadman, Fall 2006-Present

Society of Illustrators Student Competition, New York, New York Spring 2011
Award and Student Show

Society of Illustrators Zankel Scholarship, New York, New York Summer 2010Winner of the prestigious illustration award named after Arthur Zankel.

National Congressional Award
, Washington, D.C. Spring 2006
Won award twice in the same year under Congressman Tom Lantos and Congress woman Nancy Pelosi. Winning pieces hung in Congress, Washington D.C.for a year.

Youth's Art Festival Gold Award
, De Young Museum, San Francisco, California Spring 2006

Emerging Young Artist Awards Scholarship, Long Beach, California Spring 2006

San Francisco's EPOC Award, San Francisco, California Fall 2005
Honors for figurative and realistic painting

BFA Gallery, San Jose, California Spring 2011
Art directed and transformed a dilapidated space into a professional art gallery with colleague, Aidan Sugano.
Improvisation Workshop
, San Jose, California Spring 2010
Studied relevant skills for acting in illustration and visual development with instructor, Paul Hungerford.

Shakespeare Festival
, Ashland, Oregon Spring 2010
Attended thought provoking and masterfully realized plays such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Hamlet and Well

Acme Animation
, San Jose, California Summer-Fall 2009
articipated in online and video critiques with visual development professionals with the motivation of my esteemed professors and Dave Masters.

Study Abroad
, Paris, France Summer 2008
Studied Parisian art, history and culture while growing creatively with a talented group of SJSU students. Instructed by John Clapp.

Hallmark Character Workshop
, San Jose, California Spring 2008
Workshop Explored and learned different styles of design and communication.

Visual Development
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Autodesk Maya

Traditional Media