La Toya Peoples

La Toya Peoples

Introduction

Hello There!

          Welcome to my Visual CV. Here you can find out about me and my work. I am a up and coming graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art and specialize in Fine Art, Design, and Multi Media.

Over the past year I have been honing my motion graphics and animation skills as well as developing a body of painted/illustrated works. My goal is to build my skills further and produce art and digital media for a wide variety of purpose and application.

          In addition to digital media, I have also developed skills in teaching art and media. I have worked with camps, non-profits, and after school programs, creating curriculum and instructing youth in art making processes. I have particular interest in working with and empowering inner city, low income and otherwise under priveleged youth with art educational oppurtunities.

          In my spare time I enjoy traveling, cooking, being a computer nerd,reading and writing in my blog.

                                                  www.latoyapeoples.blogspot.com

Work History

Work History

CEO

LDP Studio
  • Creating commission Fine Art such as portraiture, sculpture, and murals

  • Producing graphic materials including logos, illustration, product development, motion graphics, and brochures

  • Producing video and web design for clients like TV360.tv, Oak Lane School, NAHSE Philadelphia Chapter, and private clients

  • Holding private lessons in drawing painting and Photoshop

Direct Services Instructor

Chesapeake Center for Youth Development
  • Developing and teaching Visual Arts enrichment education curriculum to inner city youth involved in the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development Changz After School and Summer Programs

  • Teaching drawing, painting,  sequential arts, and digital media to students

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Multi-Cultural & Diversity Program Manager

Maryland Institute College of Art, Student Activities
  • Designing and implementing Multi-Cultural & Diversity programming for the MICA community including trips, lectures, & presentations

  • Consulting with campus cultural and international organizations

  • Participating in bi-weekly program manager meetings

  • Co-Organizing annual events including The Community Involvement Fair

  • Designing and distributing printed media

May 2007 - Sep 2007

Teacher

BELL National Summer Institute
  • Creating Visual Arts enrichment education curriculum

  • Organized a supply donation drive to secure materials for the program

  • Teaching drawing, painting, ceramics, sequential arts, and crafts to students

May 2006 - Aug 2006

Art Director

Girl Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area

Responsible for creating and implementing the summer camp’s visual arts programming with emphasis on ceramics and mural arts

Teaching ceramics, painting, mixed media, art practices, and crafts to camper units ages 5 through 15

Co- organized and instructed the painting of a 22x36 ft mural and several landscape beautifying projects

Maintaining large Art facility (Inventory, Project materials, Unit kits)

Feb 2005 - Aug 2006

Teacher/ Organizer

Isla Vista Free School
  • Co-Organizing fund raising, and community relations

  • Teaching drawing, painting, writing, and ESL to children and adults

  • Organizing events advertising the free school

Education

Education

BFA - Video Minor

http://www.mica.edu

Honors:

Expected to graduate Cum Laude, December 2008

4 Time Dean's List

Maryland Institute Merit Scholarship

Brook Memorial Scholarship

Skills

Skills

Teaching

Music/ Sound Production

Digital Video Production, Post-Production, Editing

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Flash

Drawing/Painting

Adobe After Effects/ Motion Graphics

Adobe Photoshop/Digital Imaging

Documents and Writing Samples