A position in 3D/2D character design or animation, graphic design, or web design.
Bachelor of Science in Digital Arts and Sciences, December 2005
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
GPA - 3.45/4.00

International Baccalaureate Diploma, May 2001
Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, FL
GPA - 4.08/4.00 weighted

Relevant Coursework:

  • Intro to Computer Aided Modeling and Animation
    -Learned principles of polygonal, NURBS, and subdivision surface modeling
    -Used Maya to explore model building, lighting, and texturing
    -Modeled simple objects in polygons, and a tree frog in NURBS

  • Digital Montage
    -Collaborated with peers on montages and website design.
    -Created projects using Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, and HTML

  • Digital Art and Animation
    -Collaborated on animation projects with peers using Flash
    -Created projects using Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop
    -Animated with inverse kinematics, forward kinematics, and soft/rigid body dynamics

  • Drawing Movement and Motion
    -Learned principles of creating movement on 2D plane
    -Created several studies of objects in motion

  • Drawing Form and Space
    -Learned shading techniques, perspective
    -Use of line thickness and darkness to convey three dimensions
    -Created a sketchbook with minimum of 80 drawings for the semester

  • Visual Literacy in Black and White Photography
    -Learned principles of good composition and contrast balance
    -Developed my own negatives and prints using dark room equipment

  • Programming Language Concepts
    -Wrote several programs in new languages
    -Gained experience in Perl, LISP, XML and C++
    -Scanned, tokenized, parsed, and regenerated imaginary source code into another language

  • Systems Simulation
    -Utilized principles of system modeling like Finite State Machines and Petri Nets
    -Programmed visualizations of these model types using Processing

  • Database Systems
    -Learned principles of database creation and execution
    -Learned how to manupulate SQL commands through Oracle
    -Used JDBC to access a database through a java program
    -Programmed a database which reads emails from a file, captures emails that contain certain words or were sent from/to certain people

  • Computer Organization
    -Learned basic assembly language
    -Learned about computer's basis in logic and logic gates

  • Technical Writing
    -Learned conciseness and efficiency in expressing ideas
    -Wrote resumes, formal propsals, instruction sets, and formal reports

  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Adobe Illustrator CS2
  • MetaCreations Painter
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Maya
  • Dreamweaver
  • Digital photography
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • OpenGL (some)
  • Java
  • LISP
  • OpenGL
  • PHP
  • SQL/Oracle(some)
  • Perl
  • C++ (some)
  • JavaScript(some)
Work Experience:
  • Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) -Website Graphic Prof (Feb 2006 -present)
    -Illustrate medical terms for tutorial courseware using Photoshop CS2
    -Use in-house software to upload course images and edit lesson content
    -Create learning tools using Flash MX 2004 and Actionscript
    -Address revisions for graphics and other projects during the development process
    -Communicate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) during development process for content validation

  • Commission Artist (2001-present)
    -Advertise design opportunities online through Ebay and personal web space
    -Negotiate artwork details with clients through email
    -Utilize Photoshop, Painter, Copic markers, pens, colored pencils, Epson printer and scanner to client specifications
    -Manage financial transfers from clients through money order and Paypal
    -Assess client satisfaction of the design process through email and progress scans
    -Assure safe delivery of artwork through proper packaging

  • Webmaster (1999-present) -
    -Maintain and update my personal website with HTML, CSS, and notepad monthly
    -Redesign aspects of my site that lack functionality or ease of use
    -Address questions or suggestions by online visitors regarding my website through email

  • Medical Billing Assistant (2000-2001)
    -Filed billing reports
    -Searched for patient information provided to expedite communication with insurance companies
    -Transferred patient billing information into the computer system

  • Doctor's Office Receptionist (1999)
    -Pulled patient files and filed paperwork already handled
    -Answered phone calls and made appointments
    -Called patients to confirm appointments

Volunteer Experience:
  • Miss Tampa Scholarship Pageant (2005-2006)
    -Discussed goals of the volunteer work with a Miss Tampa board member
    -Designed and created several flyers for the pageant for the Tampa Bay area

  • St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store (2000)
    -Priced various articles of clothing and other donated items
    -Placed items on their respective shelves or racks
    -Organized items that were disarranged or in the wrong location

  • Sunset Pointe Animal Hospital (1999-2000)
    -Performed general receptionist duties: made appointments, put away patient files
    -Cleaned the dogs kennels daily
    -Fed and walked the canine clientele being boarded daily
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