BFA Illustration w/ Animation at California State University, Long Beach

2018 - Long Beach, California


Love Floats (2020) Sponsored by Sal Montanyo

I was originally commissioned to recreate Mr. Montanyo's original characters in a style he found fit for his 3D Animation. After having been happy with my designs for his characters as well as the timely manner that they were finished, he commissioned me again to help design his environments.Mr. Montanyo was pleased with the results of the works.


Inktober 2019 Sponsored by Jake Parker

Completed the 31 day challenge using the prompts drafted by the event.

Deciduous Art Gallery Sponsored by Rick Reese

Was charged with producing art pieces for a senior showcase.

Peter and the Seal Sponsored by Aubry Mintz

Was put in a team of 8, including myself, to work on an animation that we all decided to follow, to gain experience working in a team and to test our flexibility in working outside our styles and personal works.

Helped in developing story, rough animatic, was assigned to animation scenes and cleaning up scenes.

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October 2019

Fall 2018


Spring 2017


Love Floats Visuals  by Sal M.

Love Floats Character Sheets by Sal M.

Untitled Project by Kelsey F.

Marcos' Profile by Marcos B.

Chris & The Power Core by Christopher M.

David the Caretaker by David K.

Jose & His Mom by Danielle R.

Mikey & The Magic Musicians by Christopher M.

Jasmine and Boyfriend Profile by Jasmine A.

Homing Pride & ASF Buttons by Kassy G.

Jose and Danielle Terminator Profiles by Danielle R.

Kenny Illustration by Kenny B.

Danielle Illustration by Danielle C.

Jasmine and Brother Profile by Jasmine A.

Christopher Profile by Christopher M.

David Profile by David K.

Kingdom of Blackened Feathers Illustration by Markiesha F.

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December 2019

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September 2017

Specialties & Skills

  • Illustrations

  • Concept Art

  • Environmental Art

  • Character Design

  • Animation (Digital & Traditional)

  • Graphic Design

  • Storyboard/ Comics

  • Experienced in working in a team environment and solo.

  • Experience in working as a team leader, and lead position.

  • Flexible and quickly adaptable to working environment and changes.

  • Calm under pressure.

  • Tech-savvy.

Technical Skills

Animating/Illustrating Programs

  • Procreate

  • Photoshop/ Clip Studio Paint

  • Premiere/ Da Vinci Resolve

  • Blender 3D

  • Toon Boom Harmony

  • Storyboarder

PC/ MAC Capable

Writing/Production Programs

  • Celtx: Scriptwriting Program

  • MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel )

  • Google (Google Doc, Sheets)

  • FileMaker Pro

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