SKILLS

An up and coming professional with a passion for design, collaboration, and problem solving. Areas of expertise inlcude:

  • Concept Design

  • Print Production and Design

  • Poster Design

  • Color Theory

  • Social Media Content Creation and Coordination

  • Risograph Printing

  • Offset Printing

  • Screen Printing

  • Bookbinding

  • Laser and Inkjet Printing

Software: Google Suite

MS Office (Word, Exel, Powerpoint)

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, some InDesign and After Effects)

EDUCATION

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Chicago, IL 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, focus in Digital Illustration and Print Production

Merit Scholarship Recipient, graduation 2018

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance / Practicing Artist (Chicago, Savannah, 2016-present)

•Designed personal website to incorporate digital portfolio

•Illustrated and designed logo and business cards for local musician

•Helped design and edit logo for Savannah Chinese Heritage Group

Art Director of Creative Space Cadet (Chicago, IL, 2016-2018) 

•Filmed, Directed, and Edited short film for album Wavelengths 

•Created and promoted social media content for various EPs and singles 

•Designed 4-panel digipak album artwork and accompanying 24-page zine for album Timelines

Social Media Manager of Cow House Press (Chicago, IL, 2017-2018) 

•Led a small team of content creators to produce and distribute promotional materials for successful $15K Kickstarter campaign across multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

•Specialized in palette and book title design, color correction, and script editing

•Tabled various comic/zine festivals and conventions across midwest selling and promoting product

Publications and Programming Intern at 826CHI (Chicago, IL, 2017) 

•Assisted in programming organization with student field trips 

•Led workshops for students grade 1-12 

•Published various student work

•Inputted and organized hard copy student forms into digital database

•Gained hospitality experience through organization's retail store

Offset Apprenticeship (Chicago, IL, 2016-2017) 

•Developed mechanical competency of a Multilith Offset Printer with SAIC’s Offset technician 

Todd Rau (trau@artic.edu) 

•Printed and Assembled Client work (500 copies of 24 page comic) for Chicago Zine Fest 

Volunteer for Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) (Chicago, IL, 2017) 

•Helped sell and promote artwork from “Fierce Tidings: On Rage and Hope” gallery show 

during film festival 

Brand Ambassador at Banana Republic (Chicago, IL, 2014) 

•Assisted in loss prevention 

•Helped maintain store efficiency and presentation 

•Provided excellent customer service in a fast-paced environment

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

Professional Practice: Freelancing Comics / Illustration 

•Created promotional material for freelance marketing and publishing industry

•Wrote multiple mock invoices, contracts, cover letters, and resumes

Intro to Visual Communications

•Learned basics of design, color, and some typography using Adobe Illustrator

Animation I: Drawing for Animation

•Developed hand-drawn 2-D animation skills and techniques; recorded and edited animation using Dragonframe software and Adobe PremierePro

Intermediate Animation: Experimental Methods

•Experimented with various 2-D animation techniques including doll/puppet animation

Visualization and Storyboarding

•Created original storyboards and animatics using Adobe Photoshop and AfterEffects

•Practiced an understanding of visual storytelling techniques (ie. timing, framing)

Offset Printing 

•Published several spot color zines, comics, and artbooks using risograph and 

Heidelberg Offset printer 

•Developed mechanical competency of a Multilith Offset printer

Artist’s Books and Advanced Artist’s Books 

•Developed bookbinding skills and competency of bindery equipment including guillotine (electronic paper cutter), spindle drill, heavy-duty stapler, coil punch machine, and automatic scoring machine

Advanced Printmaking

•Created various works under independent study using various forms of printmaking including screenprinting, offset, and risograph printing

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