About Gloom

BIOGRAPHY + PERSONAL INTRODUCTION
Available for freelance and hire.

Please call me Gloom. I am a multidisciplinary artist and designer. While digital mediums are convenient, my true passion lies in paper. Hand me art materials and I can use them to bind books, creare pop-up illustrations you can interact with, and if you give me enough time I can paint you a really nice acrylic portrait.

I think best on paper. Whenever I'm working out where something will go, individual elements, color story, composition, values, I will have notes written about it in my notebook or sketchbook. In between projects I study the software to refresh my knowledge or learn update news on the tools and I also take copious notes on that.

My career started at Ringling College of Art + Design. I enjoyed a blast of an internship at the Ringling College Design Center, and met all the artists that I admire today. They have all moved on to become outstanding artists working at Pixar, Sony Pictures, Dreamworks, Disney Animation Studios, and Nickelodeon Studios. The Ringling College community is made up of incredible talent and passion. That is a quality we all jealously preserve. I think my greatest joy is seeing my artwork on billboards and television.

I am a creative dreamer and certified Graphic + Interactive Designer. I attended from 2006 - 2010 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. I designed the Commencement collateral for my graduation year and was honored to have interned at the Ringling College Design Center to achieve it. That project went on to win a silver Addy award.

During my college career I found I had an affinity for paper, logo work and branding. I had experience with all other facets of Graphic Design and Illustration, but as it turns out, branding is something I am very passionate about. I am interested in pursuing a career focusing on brand building or character design. I am also happy to make hand-drawn concepts for 3-D paper stationary and templates.

SKILLS

Bookbinding
Branding
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Caricature
Comfortable experimenting with different styles
 Conscious of story while designing
Drawing for animation
Good draftsmanship
Iterative drawing process
• Lettering, type manipulation
Paper cut-out greeting cards and stationary
• Playing card production
Pop-up illustration
 Props, visual development, character design
Standardized forms
Tracking, kerning, rags, widows
• Vectoring
Website design
3-D paper models and packaging templates

EXPERIENCE
11 years of experience designing for clients or firms.
Comfort creating large scale of iterations.
Comfort painting surfaces and texture.
Conscious of light and form when designing.
Experienced with iterative drawing process.
Mindful of story while drawing or designing.