Education
Bachelor of Science degree in Set and Exhibit Design
The Art Institute of California- Hollywood
Graduated with honors in 2015

The Academy of Entertainment & Technology at Santa Monica College
Emphasis on Character Illustration, Figure Drawing, and Storyboards
2002-2005

Lead Designer
Prairie Wind Chapel
Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City, NV
April 2014 – Present

Concept design, historical research, and fabrication of a stylized, interactive Native American and Gothic-inspired chapel, altar, and chandelier.

Prop Artisan
Universal Studios Hollywood
July 2015 – December 2015
Prop installation, window dressing and set dressing for shop interiors, storefronts and ride queue attractions at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Set Dressing, prop fabrication and refurbishment, onsite prop installation and strike for Halloween Horror Nights mazes and tram attractions.

Creative Art Director
The Grand Hotel at Ashram Galactica
Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City, NV
August 2005 – September 2015

Production design, budget planning, buying and set decoration for a fully interactive art installation experience including four period-themed hotel suites, a Moroccan jazz lounge, and cabana-style outdoor seating.

Office Manager
User Friendly Technology Consulting
Los Angeles, CA
June 2010 – July 2015
Handling company accounting in Quickbooks, running day to day tasks like invoicing clients, paying company bills, managing calendar appointments, filing, and personally assisting CEO in household management duties.

Technical Crew
The Colony Theater
Burbank, CA
August 2014 – June 2015
Install and striking of props and set dressing. Light install and focusing. Also responsible for running special effects during the performance.

“Words by Ira Gershwin” – Director: David Ellenstein. Scenic Designer: David Potts
“Handle With Care” – Director: Karen Carpenter. Scenic Designer: David Potts
“What I Learned in Paris”- Director: Saundra McClain. Scenic Designer: Charles Erven

CAD Drafter
Universal Studios Hollywood
November 2014 – January 2015

Attraction queue design and overflow queue design for an upcoming attraction in the theme park.

Production Designer
The Art Institute of California- Hollywood
 April 2013 – January 2015

Concept design, story and character development, budget planning, prop fabrication, and scenic painting for two separately themed window displays.

“Once Upon a Time… ” 3rd FL window display at the main campus. Objective: to showcase students’ prop fabrication skills by creating a fairy tale theme to display their tree stumps.

“Rosalie & The Sandman Triptych” on Magnolia Blvd and Lankershim. Objective: to create an original story and visual theme with a limited budget and time-frame.

Art Department Crew
Various Projects
2013
Music Video for Black Lodge’s Thankful– Director: Tanya Dahl. Production Designer: Shalome Pilon
Short Film, In This Life– Director: Tiffany Alexandria. Production Designer: Maggie Hairston

Project Manager
Jakks Pacific, Inc
Malibu, CA
February 2008 – December 2008

Executed the pet department’s projects and oversaw products from conception to completion. Directed freelancers and designers for artwork and sculpts needed on assigned projects. Communication hub for packaging, marketing, licensor and Hong Kong to ensure that needs are met per project and product samples mirrored the design. Provided Hong Kong and Nanjing offices with soft samples, product development forms and design information. Reviewed samples and sculpts for quality and brand accuracy before submitting to licensors for product approval. Worked closely with licensors such as Disney, Warner Bros, and Paul Frank. Reorganized the standards of development process in the department to extend licensor relations.

Processing Lead
Stanley Associates (LA Passport Agency)
March 2001 – February 2008

Maintained productivity by assigning tasks, new employee training for procedures and security measures, conferred with other departments on daily and weekly priorities to maximize work productivity and efficiency. Completed administrative duties such as: data entry, faxing/filing, shipping applications to the Federal storage facility, calendar management, ordering supplies, and mailroom duties. Developed and organized the archival process of approved applications that was implemented at all agencies nationwide-Deputy Secretary of the State, Maura Harty, personally commended me as a result. Appointed charge for office-wide company celebrations.