||San Jose, CA
||CSU Monterey Bay
||Digital Animation, World Languages and Cultures
A career in animation or video production that will allow me to build on the knowledge and skills I have learned. Use of my Japanese skills and/or travel and intercultural exchange would be a plus.
California State University, Monterey Bay
August 2008 â€“ May 2012, with Cum Laude.
B.S. in Information Technology and Communication Design with an emphasis in Digital Animation, with distinction in the major.
B.A. in World Languages and Cultures, with an emphasis in Japanese Language and Culture, with the Japanese Honors Society certificate and distinction in the major.
I also attended one term at Chuo University in Tokyo during this time.
DeAnza Community College, Cupertino, CA August 2006 â€“ June 2008. General Education courses including Japanese, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Speech, Debate, Creative Writing, and Beginning Animation.
Language Lab Technology Assistant â€“ School of World Languages and Cultures CSUMB, Seaside, CA. Responsible for IT support to Language Department including setup/operation of videoconference link with Sacramento State University, modernization of VHS language training tapes to new digital video formats, and designing brochures, programs, and posters for advertising and information.
January 2011 â€“ December 2011, Part-Time employee while attending CSUMB
Barista - Library Cafe, CSUMB Tanimura and Antle Library, Seaside, CA
January 2009 â€“ December 2010, Part-Time employee while attending CSUMB
Cashier â€“ PetSmart, 850 W.Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA
June 2006 â€“ August 2008, Part-Time employee while attending DeAnza College
ïƒ¼ Computer Architecture â€“ Generated requirements, researched available components, architected, and built my own Animation Workstation. It includes an Intel i7 Core Processor with eight on-board processing engines, two GeForce 9800 Video Cards, 6 GigaBytes DDR3 memory, 4 TeraBytes eSATA storage, DVD drive, 22 inch LCD monitor plus dual monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse. I also installed an 802.11n wireless network for internet access and remote control from my netbook and through my smart phone (for high performance computing while traveling),. Recently upgraded from MS Windows Vista 64 to Windows 7â€™ 64-bit Operating System. For additional audio fidelity I also installed a 5.1 sound system.
ïƒ¼ Application Programs - Microsoft Office products, Adobe CS4-5.5: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Soundbooth, Flash, Autodesk, and Maya 2009 - 2012
ïƒ¼ Web Skills â€“ Skype Video Conference, Adobe Connect Video Conference, many Search Engines, YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and other professional and social web 2.0 sites, including LinkedIn.
ïƒ¼ Writing Skills â€“ Historical and non-historical fiction, short stories, scripting as well as research reports and some technical writing.
ïƒ¼ Language Skills â€“ Intermediate-high fluency level in Japanese reading, speaking and writing, ability to research and collect data and conduct business with an understanding of cultural lines and practices.
Aubrey M. Grauman
ïƒ¼ People Skills â€“ very tuned to cultures and practices, leadership and management abilities, and teamwork. Community service work teaching elementary school students how to use a computer and basic word processing, search the web for research, and present about that research with PowerPoint. Additional community service work with young underprivileged students to establish cross-cultural awareness by relating aspects of Japanese culture to Hispanic culture.
ïƒ¼ Samples of fiction â€“ short stories written
ïƒ¼ Room modeling/texture and basic character 3-Dimensional animation using Maya
ïƒ¼ Character talking animation using Maya
ïƒ¼ Design Booklet and Brochures using InDesign
ïƒ¼ Designed Capstone Poster for CSU Monterey Bay World Languages and Cultures Capstone Festival 2011. Poster is 30in x 52 in and includes digital graphics as well as capstone summaries in English, Japanese and Spanish.
ïƒ¼ Designed Photography Book Cover (Soon to be Published) for photography using silver gelatin media
ïƒ¼ Capstone video recording in Japanese
ïƒ¼ Capstone full animation
ïƒ¼ Demo Reel