Qualifications

Community First Aid Certified                                                                          Aug 2020

Art teacher, studio assistant manager          Kelly Cat Arts Comox    Dec2019- July2020

  • Teaching adult art classes and paint nights

  • Teaching children’s art classes

  • Running summer camps for kids

  • Doing all of the social media and marketing materials

  • Created all of the art kit for COVID times

 

Artistic expression guide         Cumberland lodge VIHA              March2019- Present

  • Doing art therapy style of work with people with dementia

 

Art therapy,Volunteer                                  L’arche, Courtenay           Dec2019- Present

  • Facilitating art classes for people with special needs

  • Coming up with art projects that are interesting and engaging

Art therapy volunteer                           Nicole Crouch, The Views        Dec/ Jan 2019

  • Learning about being an art therapist while supporting Nicole in working with people using art in a variety of ways

 

Instructor                                 Vancouver Film School. Vancouver           June-Dec 2007

  • Taught digital painting using Adobe Photoshop

  • Did step by step tutorials to teach students painting techniques

 

Hula Hoop Teacher                           Circulus Hoops, Vancouver                    2012- 2014

  • Taught hula hooping to children in schools on special event days

  • Taught at St Johns private school to large class sizes

  • Taught hula hooping to all ages at markets and festivals

 

Caregiver          Multiple families, Campbell River                              Jan2015-July2018

  • Created art projects of all kinds that would entertain young boys from ages 4 to 9

  • Painted the galaxy, volcanos, ocean scenes and more, as well as did needle felting, dream catchers, making animals out of palm palms, etc.

  • Ability to develop relationships with children

 

Author, Business Owner   Mariposa (health & wellness)               Jan 2015-present         

  • Wrote 200 page book and formatted it for print using Word

  • Created 59 paintings, scanned and digitized them for print

 

Jewelry Designer, self-employed                           Feather Fusion                   2010-2018

  • Ability to develop designs that are appealing to a large audience

  • Ability to connect with people of all ages selling in markets and festivals

 

Senior Designer,Painter                          Nercorps Ent., Vancouver     Jan2011-May2013

  • Painted environments and set props using Adobe Photoshop

  • Directed other team members to create assets in 2d and 3d worlds

  • Interpreted script and storyboards to determine suitable designs

  • Communicated with art director and producer to create designs that would meet the project standards

Background painter                                 Klei Ent.,Vancouver           Sept 2009-Dec 2010

  • Painted environment assets for a 2d side scrolling video game

Concept Artist                                   Radical Ent. Vancouver             Aug2007-July 2009

  • Designed environments and set props using Adobe Photoshop

  • Co-created with the game designers to develop interactive elements

  • Communicated with art director and producer to meet strict deadlines and high product quality standards

Matte Painter                                    The Odyssey, Vancouver                  May-July 2008

  • Painted environments for an animated short for a demo of C-27j planes for Alenia North America

 

Color key artist, painter                          Nerdcorps, Vancouver     April 2006- Sept 2007

  • Painted mattes and color keys for the TV series

  • Worked with a team to ensure a cohesive final look

 

Background painter                         Bardel Ent., Vancouver          April 2004- June 2006

  • Painted backgrounds and textures on , , and the animated short

 

Education

  • Diploma in Animation, Art and Design, Art Institute of Van.

  • Continued Studies Emily Car, Illustration and Design

  • Year one and two fine art studies and graphic design at NIC2002

  • Continued art studies and psychology 1 and 2 and NIC2019

  • Currently enrolled in Childhood developmental psychology at Thomson Rivers university- working towards Masters in Art Therapy