Objective

To obtain a position that would allow me to utilize my skills and creativity as an artist and

animator, and promote growth and development of these skills in a challenging, rewarding, and

positive work environment.

Work History

Work History
Dec 1995 - Present

Freelance Artist

Steve Strang Art & Design

Work-for-hire contracting for mural paintings, portraits, illustration, photography, web

design, graphic design, logos and business cards.

Feb 2013 - Present

Custom Framing Manager

Michaels Stores Inc.

Supervise Custom Framing sales and production.

• Increased sales in Custom Framing 26% for ficsal year 2013 over 2012.

• Increased sales in 2014 15% over forecast.

• Fostered teamwork and promoted production efficiency.

• 92% On-time delivery while staffing a D-volume shop with an E-volume budget.

Feb 2012 - Feb 2013

Operations Manager

Michaels Stores Inc

• Interviewing and hiring

• Staffing and scheduling

• Supervising employee customer service

• Coaching and feedback

Oct 2007 - Jan 2008

Lab Monitor

The Art Center Design College

Provide technical assistance to students working on school assignments.

Jan 2007 - Aug 2007

Animator/ Team Leader

The Art Center Design College

Team Leader on student group assignment 30-second animated Public Service Announcement pro bono client, Tucson Wildlife Center.

May 1999 - Oct 2000

Animator

Magic Cat Studios

2-D character design and development, storyboards, background layouts, animation timing

and in-betweens. Joke writing and plot development,and proper script-formatting.

Dec 1995 - Sep 1999

Art Instructor

Young Rembrandts Inc.

Providing creative, artistic learning experience for children (3-12) at various park district

and school settings.

Education

Education

Animation

3D Modeling

Character Design

Life Drawing

Illustration

Graphic Design