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Born and raised in Houston, TX; later relocated to Chicago, IL, resided in San Francisco, CA, and now live abroad in Tokyo, Japan. I have the unique experience of coming from a family of educators and tech aficionados whom have granted me the opportunity to become a bit of both. I am a Elementary School English teacher by day and a freelance artist by night.
I received a BFA from the Academy of Art University in Visual Development. A skill that allows me to conceptalize and design ideas for games, animation, and film. However, my education in the arts extends prior to college and into the many years in which I created public/private art through the City of Chicago's Gallery 37/After School Matters and involvement with the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago. Throughout my art career I have gained skills in sculpture, mosaics(murals), animation, graphic design, illustration, painting, among others. Through the culmination of all of those unique experiences, I have spent a very long time narrowing my focus to Character Design for Animation and Games.
My goal as a character artist is to deliver the most unique story driven designs, that are clean, artful, and full of color. I have a preference for minimalist design principles that often translate my artistic vision into an array of different projects. I've used these abilities successfully in the realm of Graphic Design in which I was granted the role of Chief Designer for the Japanese Student Association at San Francisco State University, as well as a freelancer; designing, branding, marketing, and sales. I have reached a point where I want to apply my skills and talent on teams with like minded individuals, whom draw equally fascinating things for everyone to enjoy in varying capacities.
I spend a lot of my spare time exploring Tokyo on foot, taking photos of architecture, studying Japanese, and listening to obscure music on SoundCloud. To find out more about me or my interest, you can view my blog here or my pinterest below.
Project Management Methodology
Nimble is a flexible project management process that allows for quick adaptation to changing project demands set forth by the client. In order to ensure that the client’s vision and my own are in-line, meetings take place after each significant milestone to re-establish and reaffirm project direction. For a more nuanced explanation, please see this page for more information.