• Freelance
    • Summer 2011 – Present
    • Creating artwork, illustration and graphic design for a variety of clients and media. 
  • NoRoBo Studios: Concept Artist
    • September 2014 - December 2015
    • Character Design, UI Design, Project Management and Concept Art for mobile game and comic.
  • Cali Caricature: Lead Artist/Manager
    • January 2014 - December 2015
    • Responsible for training new artists, general administrative tasks and managing day to day operations of retail caricature stand located at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
  • Illustration Team Lead
    • 11/2009 – 11/2011
    • Managed and art directed team of 3 artists to create illustrations and graphics for, a social networking site devoted to health and wellness through sports. Hired and trained 2 artist. Led team in design products for the sister retail site, including print,clothing and promotional banners and video.
  • EPIK (English Program in Korea) English Instructor
    • 8/2008 – 8/2009
    • Prepared original lessons, coursework and taught English classes in a Korean public high school.
  • The Filipino Channel: Storyboard Artist
    • 11/2007-8/2008
    • Illustrated storyboards, backgrounds for “The Nutshack”, a television cartoon broadcast in America and The Philippines.
  • Silkroad Institute: Storyboard Artist
    • 07/2007 - 10/2007
    • Illustrated storyboards and imagery for online Chinese language instructional videos.
  • Bye Bye Bin Laden: Concept/Storyboard Artist
    • Spring Semester 2007
    • Illustrated backgrounds, character designs and storyboards for theanimated film “Bye Bye Bin Laden.” Storyboarded major segments of the film and designed the George W. Bush character featured prominently in the film. Bye Bye Bin Laden received the Best Feature Film Award at the 2008 Miami International Animation Festival.
  • Thomas Holt Student Film: Concept Artist
    • Fall Semester 2006
    • Illustrated backgrounds, environments and props for student film directed by Thomas Holt, guest lecturer at SJSU. Work was selected for the 2007 Society of Illustrators student show.

Skills / Awards

  • Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and ToonBoom Storyboard Pro. Basic Japanese/Korean.
  • 2007 Society of Illustrators Annual Student Show. 
  • 1999-2000 Rotary High School Exchange student to Morioka City, Japan.


San Jose State University
BFA Illustration/Animation Japanese Language Minor May 2007

Kansai University of Foreign Studies
Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan Fall 2003

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