RESUME

valerieschwarzdraws@gmail.com

EDUCATION: California Institute of the Arts (2013-2016)

WORK:

2019: Freelance Background Designer on upcoming Gremlins for Warner Bros Animation.

2019: Freelance Production Designer at ShadowMachine on an unannounced project.

2018 - Present: Assistant Art Director at Disney Television Animation on DuckTales.

2017 - 2018: Supervising Background Designer at Disney Television Animation on DuckTales.

  • Selected for and participant of the fourth annual Disney TVA Mentorship program in the Art Direction track.

2016 - 2017: Background Designer at Disney Television Animation on DuckTales.

2017: Freelance Background Designer on Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

2015: Production Intern at Disney Television Animation on Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure.

 

SKILLS:

  • Excellent time management in fast-paced production environments

  • Optimistic, encouraging attitude in leading a team

  • Team-player and strong advocate for fostering a collaborative environment

  • Understanding of a show style’s producibility based on schedule, resources, and team members’ individual strengths

  • Highly communicative across both Production and Art Departments

  • Extremely organized, always with a planner & notebook in hand

  • Strong understanding of how design affects story

  • Attentive, detail-oriented, while maintaining a grasp of the big-picture

  • Detailed understanding of an episode’s necessary design coverage paired with an empathetic approach to artists’ workload

  • Quick learner and enthusiastic teacher

PROGRAMS:

  • Photoshop

  • Procreate

  • Illustrator

  • After Effects

  • TVPaint