Experience

2014-Present         Drawing/Sculpting Instructor, Oh Rio! Productions Watch Me Draw/ Sculpt Art Program

2016-Present         Comic Book Illustrator for Magdalene

2017-2018              What the Film?! Party Game Card Illustrations

2017                       Old Pasadena Holly Jolly Holiday Marketing Campaign— Holiday-themed illustrations

2017                       Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Holiday Picnic- Artist Volunteer

2017                       Christmas Card Commission, Digital Print

2017                       Art Commission, Diamond Head, Digital Print

2017                       Portrait Commission, Harper, Digital

2015-2017              Children’s Book Illustrator for It’s Sandcastle Building Day.

2017                       Lit For Life Issue 5 Short Story Illustration for "A Walk Through Memories"

2017                       City of Hope Pediatric Picnic Artist Volunteer

2017                       Private Art Commission, Nurse Lilo and Nurse Stitch, Digital Print

2016-2017              Social Media Manager, The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, CA

2016                       Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Holiday Picnic- Artist Volunteer

2016                       Art Commission, Wedding Portrait- Evelyn and Sam, Watercolor, Acrylic, and Ink on Watercolor Paper

2016                       Lit For Life Issue 4 Short Story Illustration for "Jumping"

2016                       City of Hope Pediatric Picnic- Artist Volunteer

2016                       Illustrations for NIKKI+ROSE Fashion Book (background designs)

2015                       Website illustration for The Pelican Family Series Blog

2015                       Public Art Commission for Something Healthy Cafe- Healthy Living (Acrylic on Wooden Door)

2015                       Public Art Commission for Something Healthy Cafe- LA Living (Chalk on 5 Wooden Panels)

2015                       Studio Assistant for Being Ernest Shakleton- El Sereno (in Two Phases) exhibition, AWOL Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014                       Illustrations for the CINBTS Film Production Fundraiser, Hollywood, CA

2014                       Painting Commission, Waiting, Pen, Ink, and Watercolor on Drawing Paper

2014                       Painting Commission, You Only Live Twice, Pen, Ink, and Watercolor on Wood

2013                       Illustrations and Paintings for a Poetry Book

2012-2013              Private Drawing Instructor, Long Beach, CA

2009-2014             Co-Owner, Big John’s Donuts, Long Beach, CA

Professional activities

2017                        Lecture, Undergraduate Critiques, Visual and Media Arts Department, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA 

2015                        Lecture, Undergraduate Critiques, Visual and Media Arts Department, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA April 15

2015                        Lecture, Undergraduate Critiques, Visual and Media Arts Department, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA May 22

exhibitions

2017                         Foolish Mortals, Popzilla Gallery, Anaheim, CA

                                 Afternoon Delight- An Unofficial Disney Afternoon Tribute Show, Popzilla Gallery, Anaheim, CA

                                 Stop the Artists Eviction Art Show, 800 Traction, Los Angeles, CA

                                 Ohana: Tribute to Chris Sanders and All Things Tiki Show, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA (curated by Dean Rullan)

                                 Muggle Art: 20 Years at Hogwarts, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA (co-curated with Maddie Saunders, Peter Paul, and Tony Wong)

                                 A Series of Unfortunate Events Art Show, The Artist Lodge, Anaheim, CA (curated by Paola Olivares)

2016                        Star Wars Pilots, Pop Secret Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA (curated by Scott Gandell)

                                MAS (Mutual Appreciation Society) Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, (curated by Max Presneill) 

                                The Art of Ice and Fire, Pop Secret Gallery (co-curated with Tony Wong, Siu Leung, Maddie Saunders, and Peter Paul)

                                MAS (Mutual Appreciation Society) Attack, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA (curated by Max Presneill)

                                12 Days of Star Wars, Pop Secret Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA (curated by Tony Wong)

2015                        12 Days of Star Wars, Pop Secret Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA (curated by Tony Wong)

                                Grinch the Art Show, Nelson Creative Spaces, North Hollywood, CA

                                AWOL Sound Series #2, AWOL Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                                110 Years in Slumberland, Pop Secret Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA (curated by Tony Wong)

                                Orange County Fair Visual Arts Competition, Costa Mesa, CA

                                Jedi July, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                                Group exhibition, 2nd Street Cigar Lounge and Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Kendra Cryan)

                                Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli Tribute Show Pt. 2, Cookies & Cream, South Pasadena, CA (curated by Cheng Liu)

2014                        Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli Tribute Art Show, Cookies & Cream, South Pasadena, CA (curated by Steve Minty and Cheng Liu)

                                Bixby Knolls First Friday ArtWalk, Bixby Knolls, CA

                                Illustration exhibition, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA (curated by Bill Jaynes)

                                A group art exhibition: About Dogs and Cats, Gallery Azul, San Pedro, CA

                                Art Model + Artist = Artifact, Gallery 57 Underground, Pomona, CA

                                Long Summer, Dark Knight, South Pasadena Mercantile Company, South Pasadena, CA (curated by Tony Wong)

                                Little Marks, Room+Border Gallery, The ArtExchange, Long Beach, CA (curated by Noel Madrid)

                                May the 4th Be With You, South Pasadena Mercantile Company, South Pasadena, CA (curated by Tony Wong)

                                Versus: The Fighting Game Art Show, Cookies & Cream, South Pasadena, CA (curated by Steve Minty and Cheng Liu)

                                More Than a Side-Kick Show, Cookies & Cream, South Pasadena, CA (curated by Steve Minty and Cheng Liu,)

                                The Big Draw Big Bash Exhibition, The Copper Door, Santa Ana, CA

2013                         Big Monsters and Robots Show, Cookies & Cream, South Pasadena, CA (curated by Steve Minty, Cheng Liu, and Tony Wong)

                                 The Big Draw, The Copper Door, Santa Ana, CA

Published works

                                  OC Fair, 2017 OC Fair Fine Arts Competition Awards. Self-Published 2017.

                                  Castro, Shirley, It’s Sandcastle Building Day. Self-Published 2017. 

                                  Salas, Ximena: “A Walk Through Memories”, Lit For life, Issue 5, 2017. 

                                  Ugwueze, Kosiso:  “Jumping”, Lit For Life, Issue 4, 2016.

organizations

2018                          Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Board of Directors, Second Vice President- Programs Chair

2015-2017                 Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Board of Directors, Secretary

Education

2016                          Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Storyboarding

2009                         California State University of Long Beach, Bachelor of Art in Studio Art (Illustration)

2003-2006               Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA (Drawing and Painting)

2002-2003               Art Institute of Orange County, Costa Mesa, CA (Media Arts and Animation)