Hello!

I'm Steff and I am an animator/illustrator from Boston, Massachusetts. Ever since I was little I have always had an interest in animation and the illusion of life it creates. The main focus of my work is character animation and design. I love to create different beings and provide them with a thoughtful and imaginative world. 

 

 

Résumé

Technical Skills

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Dragonframe
  • Final Cut
  • Maya Basics
  • Cinema 4D Basics
  • Paint Tool Sai
  • Clip Studio Paint

 

Employment History

  • Freelance Illustrator / Scare to Care / July-2016

Created an animated loop to be used as an alert on Scare to Care's charity livestream event. 

  • Freelance Illustrator / Game Grumps / July-2016

I was commissioned to make a 1 minute animated short for their channel. The animation was made with already existing sound.

  • Freelance Illustrator / North Eastern University / 2015-2016

I produce numerous illustrations and small animations to be used as an interactive classroom exercise. I had to use Photoshop to give them a hand drawn feel while keeping them professional.

  • Freelance Illustrator / Margaritas / March-2016

I was commissioned to create an illustration based off a devil mask in one restaurant.

  • Freelance Animator / Smashbits / January - March 2016

I created 2 three minute shorts that were featured on Top Trending’s channel on Youtube. The shorts were made to summarize the entire series of James Bond and Game of Thrones.

  • Freelance Animator / Tiff Toaster Cosplays / February - 2016

I created a short animation to be used as an intro for their Youtube.

  • Freelance Animator / Cartoon Corner / January -2016

I created a short animation to be used as an intro for their Youtube.

  • Freelance Animator / JackSepticEye / December-2015

I was commissioned to make a 1 minute animated short for their channel. The animation was made with already existing sound.  

  • Freelance Animator / Markiplier / July- November-2015

I was commissioned to make multiple 2 minute animated shorts for their channel. The animation was made with already existing sound.

  • Freelance Illustrator / Pyxis / November-2015

It was my job to create multiple logo designs for this client. 

  • Freelance Animator / Clambake / October-2015

A partner and I were in charge of making a storyboard about how a certain piece of machinery was made for a company.

  • Freelance Animator / Dion McGregor / June-2015

I was in charge of making two animated shorts for a documentary that followed the irregular sleep patterns of Dion McGregor.

  • Freelance Animator / Nimblebot / June-2015

A small team and I were in charge of making multiple short animations. We created shorts for the Museum of Fine Arts and many other clients. For this job I worked mainly in Illustrator and After Effects.

  • Freelance Animator / Raining Soup / 2013-2015

I was the head animator of a 2D animation project that involves a comedic story about the planets and their careers. My job consists of creating facial expressions and lip syncing while doing small clean-ups in After Effects. 

  • Freelance Animator / Blue Spark Collaborative / Jan-2015

I helped animate scenes for a documentary that consisted of graphics designs and helped touched up/edit photos. 

  • Freelance Animator / Hero 4 Hire / Oct-2014 to Dec-2014

Worked on various projects and programs from rigging/animation in Cinema 4D to motion graphics, 2D animation, and editing. My worked consisted mostly of educational videos to be used by schools.

  • Freelance Illustrator / Rauschfrei-Media / Sept-2011

Created Graphic Art designs and cartoons for a web design business. I produced a main mascot/icons to be used in marketing, promotions, and advertisements. 

 

Education

Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2010 - 2014

   - Bachelors in Animation

Southern Maine Community College   2008-2010

        - Associates in Communications and New Media

Internships

  • Half A Deer (Black Math) 2012

I was in charge of editing/tracking footage in After Effects, and created logos/illustrations in Illustrator.

  • Teachers Assistant 2014 

Helped students understand the basics of various editing programs such as Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and Premiere.

Awards and Honors

  • Department Honors for Animation at Massachusetts College of Art 2014

Shows

  • Arlington Film Festival 2014
  • MassArt Senior Show 2014 showcased at the Museum of Fine Arts
  • MassArt All School Show 2014
  • Animation Block Party in New York 2013
  • Facebrace 2013
  • MassArt All School Show 2013
  • MassArt Junior Showcase 2013
  • MassArt All School Show 2012