I've been an artist all my life. Drawing has always been my favorite way to past the time, but in high school I taught myself Adobe Photoshop 6.0. I loved it! I decided to take my hobby on the road to West Lafayette, IN and attend Purdue University. At the time I wanted to be in their band, but I found my spot at home in this major. Pulling all-nighters with pizza and coffee seemed insane to me, but soon it would lead to some of my best work.
29050 Detroit Road, Westlake, OH 44145
Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Bachelor of Science, Computer Graphics Technology, December 2011
Minor: Art & Design
Minor: Human Resources
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, drawing
Microsoft Office, both Mac & PC-savvy
Adobe Flash, InDesign, After Effects, 3DS Max, Traditional Art Media
Manual SLR photography, video editing
Senior Design Project with A World in Motion, CGT 411/450, Fall 2010
Our team created a virtual game for 4th-graders to learn physics concepts in conjunction with A World in Motion’s physical gravity cruiser go-cart kit. We taught the students using both the physical kit & our virtual game through four 1-hour classes.
I managed our stocks for our company, named Kids@Play Productions. I purchased and sold shares with other companies in our class, as well as designed and managed the company website and weekly press releases. I also led our marketing initiative.
Sears Portrait Studio, September 2012 to present
Take photos of infants, children, teens and families, sell photos, and make appointments
Pao Hall Slide Library, January 2008 to December 2009
Digital Imaging Assistant, rendered, cleaned, and archived art slides for Art & Design professors to use for their lectures. Utilized Photoshop CS2 and CS3 to clean, color correct and straighten scans from art books.
International Community Service
Teaching in Guatemala, May 2011
Taught Kindergarten & 7th grade English lessons through a variety of subjects
Tested 7th-graders on English-Spanish translation
Volunteer Coordinator of Lafayette Transitional Housing Center, Spring 2011
Trained for a transitional housing center for the homeless & transitioning residents of Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Organized computer data, sorted clothing, and signed clients into the food pantry.
Awards & Achievements
Team Leader for Purdue University’s Boiler Gold Rush 2008
Cook/Pastry Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN – Spring 2012
Teaching Assistant, Burgetts Learning Center, West Lafayette, IN – Spring 2009