School of the Art Institute of Chicago:  Chicago, IL

B.F.A. degree in art.   




Studio Archcraft Inc. (working remotely)

Sprite Animator / Concept Artist (freelance), November 2008-present.  Supervisor:  Vincent Dehaut

  • Currently producing Nintendo DS sprite artwork for an independent game developer
  • Contributing concept art (particularly monster designs)


Michaels Custom Framing:  Orland Park, IL.

Custom Framer, October 2005-August 2008.  Supervisor:  Tery Bruce

  • Customized the visual presentation of artwork to suit client needs
  • Demonstrated a good eye for color and aesthetic appeal


Judges Guild (worked remotely)

Concept Artist (freelance), June-August 2005.  Supervisor:  Chris Bernhardt

  • Created detailed concept illustrations of various fantasy creatures


The Danbury Mint (worked remotely)

Product Designer (freelance), Aug. 2004-Mar. 2005.  Supervisor:  Jay Zibelman

  • Designed and conceptualized a series of high-detail collectible figurines
  • Visualized product display possibilities


Field Museum of Natural History:  Chicago, IL

Illustrator (freelance), Spring and Summer 2004.  Supervisor:  Dan Brinkmeier

  • Composed illustrations for a children’s conservation booklet for Pando, Bolivia
  • Worked closely with others in determining the desired page layout and drawing style
  • Researched flora and fauna to create drawings with an emphasis on specific detail
  • Used Photoshop to clean and assemble images


Olivia Petrides:  Chicago, IL

Scientific Illustrator (freelance), Winter 2003-Winter 2004. 

  • Drew high-detail botanic images for use in a field guide




·         Photoshop (PC and Mac):  expert

·         3D modeling (Caligari trueSpace software):  intermediate

·         Graphite, ink, acrylics, watercolor:  expert

·        Sculpture, metal casting, mold making:  expert