Art Skills: Drawing, Graphic Design, Editing, Visual Effects, Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign), Concept Art, Animator, and Visual Design.

Basic Skills: Communication, ability to work under pressure, decision making, time management, self-motivated, leadership, adaptability, teamwork, and most of all, creativity.

University of Louisiana in Lafayette | (BFA) Bachelor's in Fine Arts 
    Concentration in Computer Animation along with basic visual art subjects. 
    In school from August 2011 to May 2016. 
    Graduated with a 3.7 GPA. 

Freelance Illustrator
Slidell, LA | AUG 2011- Present
    Combine hand-drawing and painting with digital media to create complete illustrations. Refining and making designs with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. Use of various colors, graphics and effects to better visualize each concept. Apply isometric techniques to add perspective to complex shapes. Participate in design briefs with clients, editors and/or marketers to identify their needs. Ensure that printed illustrations meet quality and color standards. Brainstorming to come up with new ideas, patterns and styles.
    Past clients I've served: 
    James Tancill of Tanco Toons Animation          
Vergie Banks
    Former Mayor A.G. Crowe                                Abis Productions    
    Top Order Productions                                       American Reading Company

Home Education Center | Art Teacher
Mandeville, LA | AUG. 2016 - MAY 2018
    Present lessons in a comprehensive manner and use visual/audio means to facilitate learning. Create and distribute educational content (notes, summaries, assignments etc.). Assess and record students' progress and provide grades and feedback. 
    Maintain a tidy and orderly classroom. Collaborate with other teachers, parents and stakeholders and participate in regular meetings. Plan and execute educational in-class activities. Observe and understand students' behavior and psyche and report suspicions of neglect, abuse etc.
Winn Dixie | Bakery Clerk
Slidell, LA | JAN 2017 - SEPT 2017
   Open the bakery early in the morning. Clean kitchen equipment and tools before use. Bake different bread types, like pretzels, baguettes and multigrain breads. Adjust oven temperatures to ensure proper baking. Mix various ingredients to create fillings for cakes and pies (e.g. chocolate ganache, caramel sauce and fruits)
    Shape dough to prepare different types of pastries, including croissants, cookies and sweet rolls. Recommend recipes to renew our menu and attract more customers (e.g. gluten-free or vegan desserts). Track food supplies and place orders, as needed.
Painting with a Twist | Instructor/Assistant
Slidell, LA | JUNE 2016 - OCT. 2016
    Lead a class of customers in painting a picture. Supervision of customers and work they do. 
   Organize office and assist associates in ways that optimize procedures. Create and update records ensuring accuracy and validity of information. Monitor level of supplies and handle shortages. Maintain trusting relationships with suppliers, customers and colleagues. Perform receptionist duties when needed.
Tanco Toons Animation | Visual Director/Digital Illustrator
Lafayette, LA | MAY 2013 - APRIL 2015 
   Conceive and implement concepts, guidelines and strategies in various creative projects and oversee them to completion. Lead brainstorming & creative sessions to generate ideas. Read scripts and storylines to understand animation requirements. Prepare presentations with raw designs to customers. Develop storyboards for the initial stages of production. Create models, drawings and illustrations by hand or electronically.
    Join images with background graphics and special effects. Ensure synchronization of frames and audio. Participate in editing process. Direct the work of animation assistants. Collaborate with production crew (designers, directors etc.)
Sears | (MCA) Merchandizer Communications Associate
Lafayette, LA | JUNE 2013 - AUG 2013
    Define, design and implement a creative visual merchandising strategy. Create appealing and eye-catching visual displays that lead the customer through the entire store. Produce window displays, signs, interior displays, floor plans and special promotions displays. Identify key messages and set a clear image of the end result. Come up with, revise and present design ideas with assistant merchandisers.
Walgreens | Sales Associate 
Slidell, LA | JUNE 2011- AUG 2011
    Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service. Assess customers' needs and provide assistance and information on product features. Welcome customers to the store and answer their queries. Follow and achieve department's sales goals on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. "Go the extra mile" to drive sales. 
    Actively seek out customers in store. Remain knowledgeable on products offered and discuss available options. Build productive trust relationships with customers. Comply with inventory control procedures. Suggest ways to improve sales (e.g. planning marketing activities, changing the store's design).
Home Depot | Cashier
Slidell, LA | APRIL- MAY 2011
    Handle cash transactions with customers using cash registers. Scan goods and collect payments. Issue receipts, refunds, change or tickets. Redeem stamps and coupons. Make sales referrals, cross-sell products and introduce new ones. Resolve customer complaints, guide them and provide relevant information
    Greet customers when entering or leaving establishments. Maintain clean and tidy checkout areas. Keep reports of transactions. Bag, box or wrap packages. Pleasantly deal with customers to ensure satisfaction.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Most Improved Speaker - Good Work Award
Issued May 1, 2015
    Given at University of Louisiana in Lafayette by Samantha McClure in the Communications 101 Course. My professor deemed that I had the most improvement in my speaking and presenting skills during the semester.