EDUCATION



Art Institute of Portland                                       2010-2012

Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation

Graduated with honors 



Lassen Community College                                2006-2010

Associates Degree 

Phi Theta Kappa 



WORK

Lassen County Office of Education                            2018 

CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR 

Illustrated an anti-vaping story distributed by local school districts as part of an anti-drug campaign. 

Lassen County Arts Council                         2015-Present 

WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR AND ART TUTOR 

Teach workshops on art and tutor for grades K-12. 

Lassen County Arts Council                         2017-Present 

ART TUTOR 

Tutor adults in beginning art. 

Long Valley Charter School                          2017-Present 

ART TEACHER 

Teach Beginning Art for grades K-12. 

Mount Lassen Charter School                      2015-Present 

ART TEACHER 

Teach Beginning Art, Character Design, Creature Design and Still Life for grades K-12. 

Lassen County Office of Education             2015-Present 

GUEST LECTURER 

Lecture on art as a career at annual 4th Grade Day. 

Head Comic Book Illustrator                        2014-Present 

Illustrator for independently published comic book series (in production).

Duties include character design, concept design, drawing, inks, coloring. 

 

Freelance Illustrator                                      2006-Present 

Own small business to produce logos, graphics and illustrations for individual clients, businesses, school districts and organizations. Illustrative work primarily focuses on character design and visual storytelling. 

 

Lassen Community College                              2007-2010 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Designed graphics and document layouts including logos, advertisements, program documents and course catalogs. 

 

AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

 

Spectrum Fantastic Art                           2009, 2014-2015 

Artwork submissions to Spectrum Fantastic Art Magazine. 

 

Lassen County Office of Education                2013, 2014  

Letter of Appreciation - Lit Jam Workshop 

 

Lassen County Office of Education                2013, 2014  

Letter of Appreciation - Career Day 

 

Animation Short Showing                                2011, 2012  

Wrote, animated and directed two animation shorts premiered at

Animations Showcase Coffee House event. 

 

Animation Short Premiere                                         2011   

Wrote, animated and directed an animation short which premiered at Hollywood Theater - Portland, OR. 

 

Lassen Community College                                      2010   

Certificate of Recognition in Graphic Design 

 

 

VOLUNTEERISM 

 

Lassen County Office of Education            2013-Present   

WORKSHOP PRESENTER/INSTRUCTOR 

Teach annual Lit Jam Digital Illustration workshop for local middle schools. 

 

Lassen County Office of Education            2013-Present   

GUEST LECTURER

Lecture and present at annual Career Day on illustration and other careers in Media Arts. 

 

Lassen Community College                         2011-Present    

WORKSHOP PRESENTER/GUEST LECTURER 

Presenter, lecturer and in-class tutor for digital illustration, graphic design and self-marketing for artists classes. 

 

LCC Digital Graphic Design Program

Advisory Board (Board Dissolved)                   2011-2018  

MEMBER

Advised and assisted community college faculty in the expansion of the Graphic Design Program. 

 

Lassen Community College                             2013, 2014    

INTERVIEW PANELIST

Participated in student mock interview for artistic marketing class.

 

Lassen Community College                                       2014   

ANNUAL STUDENT JURIED ART SHOW JUDGE

Judged art of varying mediums including ceramics, painting, charcoal, drawing, photography, typography, digital photography, welding, digital layout, graphic design and jewelry. 

 

Herlong High School                                                  2013   

GUEST LECTURER

Lectured and presented on illustration and other careers in Media Arts.

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS & COMMITTEES  

 

LCC Digital Graphic Design

Advisory Board (Board Dissolved)                  2011-2018   

MEMBER

Advised and assisted college faculty in the expansion of the

Graphic Design Program.

 

Art Institute of Portland -

Digital Graphic Design Committee                           2011  

MEMBER

Assisted in publishing monthly catalog to portray student work and articles concerning graphic design. 

 

Lassen County Arts Council                           2009-2010   

GRAPHIC DESIGNER/GALLERY MANAGEMENT 

Duties included advertisement, graphic design, management,

retail responsibilities and helping with events including art showings.