2712 Laurel Street, Napa, CA  94558 • (707) 224-1434 •


Effective Team Player - known for creativity, flexibility and sense of humor.
Award-winning Design and Animation - effective design for print, CD Rom, video and web. Part of winning animation team of 1998 Annie Award for outstanding achievement in animated Title sequence, Nominated for 1998 Annie Award for 15 sec. spot and 1999 CINE Golden Eagle Master Series Award, Non-Broadcast Films.



Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Communications, Minor in Photography
Center For Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Master of Fine Arts in Film Graphics with Jules Engel
CalArts, Valencia, CA


Software Skills

  • Adobe Animate
  • Photoshop CC
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Storyboard Pro
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • After Effects
  • Premiere
  • Scanner software


Career Development Education

Napa Valley Community College
Napa, Ca
Aug 2013 – present

  • Dart 120 Introduction to Digital Art and Graphic Design - beginning course in Digital Art and Design. Fall 2016
  • Dart 130 Introduction to Digital Imaging – a beginning Photoshop course for Artists and Designers 2014 - current
  • Dart 125 Animation – Introduction to Animation techniques in 2d and 3d. 2014-current
  • Dart 160 Introduction to Flash – a combination High School/ College beginning Flash interactive class 2013-2016

California College of Art
Oakland, CA
Aug 2009 – present

  • Storytelling Tools Workshop Instructor for the Animation Department under Chair: Rick Vertolli. 2015- present
    Cinematic Storyboarding Instructor for the Animation Department under Chair: Rick Vertolli Created the course, syllabus and materials to match to current industry standards. 2014- 2015
  • Flash Workshop Instructor for the Animation Department under Andrew Lydon Created the course, and materials to match to current industry standards. 2009-2014
  • 4D: Image, Motion, and Process instructor for first year students. Created the course, syllabus and materials to match the first year program goals. 2011
  • Middle School Yasp Program – Animation week long camp using multiple techniques. Motion Graphics Camp- 2 weeks half day program using Flash and After Effects. 2011- 2017
  • PreCollege Animation program - 5 week program in animation. 2011

Berkeley City College
Berkeley, CA
Jan 2008 – present

Adjunct Professor for Multi Media Arts Department:

  • Drawing for Animation – exploring drawing, motion and form in animation. 2014- current.
  • Storytelling in Animation – practical approaches to storytelling; visual and written. 2015-current.
  • 2D Digital Animation class - working Adobe Animate Program since 2009- current.
  • Animation Practices adjunct - created curriculum and support materials for 2d animation course that expands on the principles of animation and studio practices 2010 to current.
  • Principles of Animation adjunct - animation basics and principles of 2d traditional animation in preparation for digital animation classes. Revised class materials.
  • Experimental Animation adjunct. Designed course materials and curriculum for new multimedia class. 2009- current
  • Wed Development adjunct from summer 2009- 2012 Revised the course materials for the Flash interactive class.
  • Grant instructor for the Bridge to Middle school /High School Digital arts media grant spring 2009-2010. Created age appropriate curriculum to teach students animation.
  • Lab Instructor for various multimedia classes since Spring 2008 to current

Expressions Digital Art College
Emeryville, CA
Jan 2007 – Feb 2014

  • Flash animation Instructor for Motion Graphics Department. Designed and implemented 5 week intensive course program for Animation and Motion Theory class.
  • Graphic Design Basics- Introduction to graphic design while preparing students for motion.
    Visual Storytelling- Introduction to storyboarding for Motion Graphics/Live Action students.
  • Drawing Boot Camp Instructor. Drawing Instructor. Course was intensive 5 week 3 days per week drawing program that instructs students in Life drawing, perspective, anatomy and storyboarding.
  • Intro to Animation instructor. Taught potential 3d students their 2d animation basics.
  • Design Basics Instructor: Taught elements of Design as well as color and analogue techniques such as painting and sculpture.


Professional Career Development

Acme Filmworks
Hollywood, CA
1993 – present

Ongoing freelance Director and animator.
Animator on Ohio Health Care spots.
Animator on four 15 sec. commercials for the Bank of Atlantic. 1998 Annie nominee.
Co-directed Fernbank Museum 30 sec. commercial. Pam's Acme page

Riverdeep: The Learning Company
Fremont & Novato, CA 

Senior creative and visual designer for children’s educational software.
Responsibilities included designed graphics for the games, pitched initial concept ideas and visuals, storyboards for movies, created flash animation, Illustrations, managed external US and International production houses, and designed graphic components for books, packaging and ads for the marketing department.

Credited titles include: Oregon Trail 5, Strawberry Shortcake’s Amazing Cookie Party, The Powerpuff Girls, Scoobydo and The Scary Dragon, Reader Rabbit's Learn to Read 1st and 2nd grade, The Cluefinder's Haunted Mansion, Hamtarro.

Women’s Media
San Francisco, CA
Nov 1999 - April 2000

Animation Director and animator for award winning documentary “That’s A Family”.

Purple Moon
San Francisco, CA
July 1998 - Feb 1999

Art Director for the Rockett CD Rom series - girl’s adventure game. Completed “Rockett’s First Dance”. Assisted with “Rockett’s Secret Invitation” working with Lee Marrs. Developed brand identity. Wrote and pitched concepts and story ideas. Designed graphics for web as well as marketing materials. Rockett Sample

San Francisco, CA

Flash artist on Cartoon Network Spots: Deputy Duck and The Adventures of Pillowman. 2000
Freelance Animation Director on Sears Tires and Battery Promotional Spots.
Directed three 30 sec. spots for broadcast. Worked with in house team as well as contractors.

Living Books
Novato and San Francisco, CA
Senior Animator

Animator, Background painter, and designer for several Living Book titles:
Arthur's Reading Race, Arthur's Computer Disaster, Stellaluna, The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight, Harry and the Haunted House, Eager Oger

Colossal Pictures
San Francisco, Ca
1986- 1993

Junior Director, Animator, assistant animator on several projects ranging from commercials for Honda, Disney TV, Liquid Television for MTV, Music Videos, Titles for The Misadventures of Ed Grimly series Ed Grimley, and layouts for Betty Boop’s Hollywood Mystery. Betty

Freelance Clients

Disney T.V. - Background Painter for “Brandy and Mr. Whiskers”

Riverdeep – Consultant and artist for various projects

Playground Fantastico - 15 sec animated spot for Napa’s Channel 20.

Ink Biscuits – Animator on title sequence “Late Night Black and White”. 1998 Annie award.

Film Roman –Director and storyboard artist on a Felix the Cat episode.

Klasky Csupo – Animator on Eddie Murphy’s music video. Director on Sato commercials.

Cartoon Network – Animator for “Rocko’s Modern Life” pilot.

Warner Brothers - Background painter for “One Crazy Summer”.

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