Resume

 

CORINA GARZA LAKE
Animation, Illustration, Visual & Graphic Design
corinalake@fastmail.com


QUALIFICATIONS IN BRIEF

● Technically oriented visual design artist and animator
● Understanding of media production and instructional design, tools, and technology
● Classically trained visual artist and 2D/3D animator
● Strong illustration skills and ability to modify style
● Fine arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin

SKILLS

● Ability to create digital visual assets
● Understanding of typography, iconography, color theory, and visual composition
● 2D & 3D animation, character rigging
● Experience with cut-out/puppet animation styles
● Tools: Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash/Animate, InDesign, Premiere, Sketch, Unity/Spine/Puppet2D, Autodesk Maya, Toon Boom Harmony, After Effects, Mario Paint
● Ability to troubleshoot technical and process related issues
● Strong presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills
● Many years experience working on and leading multi-disciplined teams
● Able to create tools and scripts to make teams more efficient
● Highly organized and experienced in file organization and maintenance
● Some experience with CSS, HTML5, and Regular Expressions

EDUCATION

Animation Mentor
Character Animation Studies, 2014
● Focus on animation principles & fundamentals, body mechanics, visual storytelling, storyboarding, and animating dialogue
● Created animations at production quality, including biped, quadruped, and speech matching
● Trained on the in-house asset pipeline similar to industry tools

The University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Studio Art, 2009
● Focus on media arts

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Leopard Seal Games – Austin, TX   July 2016 – Present
2D Animator, Environment & UI design

● Character and environment concept art
● Rigging and animating 2D assets for Unity in Spine
● Designing assets in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Mighty Music Publishing – Austin, TX   Feb 2015 – June 2015,  Jan 2016 – April 2016
2D Animator (contractor)

● Animated 2D VideoMaps™ using Adobe Flash, synced to instrumental music, for use in classroom setting
● Assisted with preparing files and creating assets in Illustrator and Photoshop

Texas Legislative Council – Austin, TX    Nov 2008 – Feb 2015
Document Production & Technical Support

● Led technical teams to devise strategies for enhancing and testing in-house applications
● Created Advanced Find/Replace functions using Regular Expressions
● Tested applications and add-ons; created bug reports
● Updated and created software manuals and document templates for training

VOLUNTEERING

Other Worlds Austin – Austin, TX   Sep 2018 – Oct 2018
Scriptreader

Party World Rasslin’ – Austin, TX    June 2018,  Sep 2018
Stagehand

Fantastic Fest & Fantastic Arcade – Austin, TX    Sep 2015 – Oct 2015,  Sep 2016
Tech Assistant, Transportation Lead