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Shannon Spoler

Eldersburg, Maryland

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About Me

OBJECTIVE:

To employ my skills in an artistically challenging professional working environment.

EDUCATION:

Received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Animation from top-ranked Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia- March, 2010.

• Courses at which I excelled: 2-D Design, 3-D Character Setup and Animation, Digital Cell Animation, Composition, Survey of Sequential Art.

AWARDS / HONORS:

• Made Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design several times.

• Obtained full scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design through John’s Hopkins University system.

• Obtained full scholarship to Bloomfield College, New Jersey.

SKILLS SUMMARY:

• Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop 7 through Adobe Photoshop CS4.

o Skillfully created digital matte paintings, cell-shaded drawings, character design mock-ups, and a personal label.

• Proficient in using Macromedia Flash 8 through Adobe Flash CS4.

o Prepared several short films using digital cutout style animation.

• Adept in using Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 through Adobe Dreamweaver CS4.

o Created personal website using Dreamweaver CS4, CSS, and HTML.

• Adept in using Adobe Illustrator CS2 through CS4.

• Proficient in operating Adobe Premiere CS3 through CS4.

o Created personal reels in Premier CS4.

• Proficient in manipulating Adobe After Effects CS3 through CS4.

• Experienced in utilizing Corel Painter 9.

o Created digital matte paintings in Corel Painter 9.

• Knowledge and application of HTML.

• Knowledge and application of CSS.

• Fashioned digital 3D models in Autodesk Maya.

• Proficient in both Macintosh OSX and Microsoft Windows.

• Fans have solicited me to create artistic pieces.

• Excellent storyboarding skills.

• Excellent expository and creative writing skills.

• Skilled in using Microsoft Office.

ACTIVITIES / MEMBERSHIPS:

• Member of Women in Animation.

• Active member of SCAD’s Anime club.

• Assisted junior year roommate with the production of several of her student films.

• Engaged in testing a tabletop role-playing game developed by a friend.









EMPLOYMENT:

Graphics design intern for Aberdeen Iron Birds Baseball at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD: July 2010 – September, 2010

Used various software systems to create designs for the team scoreboard and promotional items on promotional game evenings. Some examples are the creation of graphics for:

• Nascar Night

• Superhero Night

Wendy’s of Eldersburg, Maryland

Cashier and front line server: June 2006 to August 2007 and June 2008 to August 2008.

• Took and processed customers' orders.

• Positively interfaced with customers and employees.

• Efficiently worked the drive – thru.

Big Lots of Eldersburg, Maryland

Seasonal Retail Worker: November 2007 to January 2008

• Arranged Displays.

• Customer Assistant.

• Stocked and maintained order of shelves.

Diddywopps & Keeffers Art Camp: Monkton, Maryland

Camp Counselor: July 2007

• Taught drawing techniques to young children.

• Developed art activities and assisted children in improving artistic techniques.

• Supervised children’s physical activities.


REELS, PORTFOLIO, AND LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION AVAILABLE AT:
http://shannnonspoler.com

Shannon Spoler's Demo Reel
Added on 1/18/2011
Shannon Spoler's Concept Art & Animation Demo Reel.

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