Biography

When I was in grade school, my teachers all wrote the same thing on my evaluation: visual learner. It was clear that a diagram of a molecule or a picture of an ancient map helped me to understand the big idea or concept, better than any textbook had done. Since then, I have embraced my ability to comprehend and communicate visually, developing skills and interests in photography, music, graphic art, editing, live production, creative entertainment, and animation. The combination of my creative skills, my production experience, and my interest in visual learning has led me to my passion for motion design.

Over the past few years, my experience in motion design and animation has included infographics, explainers, branding, kinetic text, and music visualization. I am primarily interested short-form filmmaking such as trailers, animated music videos, eCards, and commercials. I also have a strong interest in education and hope to find ways to use animation to teach young kids. I aspire to use motion design to educate and communicate ideas in visual, entertaining ways.

My professional work also includes extensive experience collaborating with artistic teams through several years of working as a stage manager and event coordinator in live production. Over the past decade, I have worked in theater, special events, and television. I learned how the angle of lights can change the emotion of a scene, how color choice in a scenic design matters, how music can lift an audience up, how a projection can transport them to another world. I worked with directors, producers, actors, designers, technicians, and musicians and throughout my interaction with each of them I learned that the unimaginable amount of collaboration that goes into building a production stems from the creative energy of its team. I bring my experience in theater and my passion for design together to create motion graphics.

Education

Training Intensive | Animation Bootcamp

School of Motion

New York, NY · June 2017 – Present

Graduate Certificate | Motion Design

Pratt Institute

New York · 2015 – 2017

Professional Development Classes | Graphic Design

School of Visual Arts

New York, NY · Nov 2013 – Present

Bachelors in Fine Arts | Stage & Production Management

Emerson College

Boston, MA · Sept 2008 – June 2012

Award: Most Outstanding Senior in Production Dept.

Skills

AfterEffects, Storyboarding, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Non-Linear Editing, GarageBand, Google Drive, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, SketchUp, Layout, Logic Pro X, DSLR Photography, Cooking, Baking, American Sign Language, Ukulele, Drummer