Roxy Morataya
Communication Arts
Location: Culver City, CA, United States
University: Otis College of Art and Design
Major: Communication Arts

Roxy Morataya

EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN COMMUNICATION ARTS, EMPHASIS IN ILLUSTRATION MAY 2011
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

WORK EXPERIENCE
PICOSPHERE INC. - GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
APRIL 2016 – PRESENT
» Create material for the social media outreach for Picosphere's various California based clients

» Brainstorm, Sketch and Produce artwork and designs made for Film Posters, Packaging and other materials that is used as promotion or branding for our rooster of clientele

» Assist in the research and conceptualization of the array of designs created by Picosphere Inc. Staff

FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER
MAY 2009 - PRESENT
» Provides a variety of clientele with hand-painted and hand-drawn portraits of well known celebrities, musicians and people of personal significance

» Utilizes 3 years of hand-lettering and digital typography skills to design lettering and visuals for logos, casual apparel and flyer advertisements for local music venues

» Illustrated a number of visuals that contribute further understanding and importance to newspaper articles, album reviews and social media posts

AARON BROTHERS ART AND FRAMING - SALES ASSOCIATE
DECEMBER 2013 – DECEMBER 2015
» Made solutions, using the various framing, mat and material samples within this establishment, to create customized frames and archival displays for artwork, family heirlooms, and sports memorabilia

» Guided customers using customer service and an eye for detail to find their own solutions for framing

» Utilized my product knowledge in art and craft supplies to advise the clientele on shopping for materials to create their own art


JACAMO MAGAZINE – ILLUSTRATOR AND LAYOUT DESIGNER
FEBRUARY 2013 – SEPT. 2013
» Managed the majority of the online publication’s Social Media marketing ventures while also providing illustrations and graphic design for Social Media

» Researched Fashion trends and used said research to make monthly mood boards that guided the Editor-in-Chief and staff in creating the written and visual content that would be in the magazine


OTIS COLLEGE LAB PRESS – LETTERPRESS PRINTING LAB TECHNICIAN
SEPT. 2009 – MAY 2011
» Used a variety of traditional printing press techniques to produce Prints made for events ran or produced by Otis College of Art and Design

» Guided and instructed Students and Teachers at Otis in the production of their own Letterpress Prints

» Shared responsibility for the routine maintenance and proficiency of the facility Vandercook Letterpress machines and cleanliness of the Font and Ink Supply

EXHIBITIONS and ART EVENTS
2010
Otis Professional Painter’s show - Meltdown Comics
Mini Mogul Presents “Legit”- Pop Lock Gallery
Annual “Price...less” $250 and under themed show - The Hive Gallery & Studios

2011
Mini Mogul Presents “Will do art for food” - 1948 N. Canyon Dr.
Illustrated Book Show 2011 - Meltdown Comics
First Annual “Urban Masters” Show - The Hive Gallery and Studios
Mini Mogul presents “The Show” - Best Fish Taco in Ensenada

2012
The Hive’s 7 Year Anniversary Show - The Hive Gallery and Studios
Piece Fest | Music & Street Art Festival | Live Graffiti Battle - The Graff Lab

2013
Pancake and Booze Art Show – LOT 613
The Hive Gallery Presents “Line Attack 2” – The Hive Gallery and Studios
Bizarro Au-Go-Go Show – The Hive Gallery and Studios


2014
The Hive Gallery Presents “Hive Tarot 5” – The Hive Gallery and Studios
Lot 1’s 6th Birthday Anniversary and Cinco De Mayo Celebration – Lot 1 Café
“Line Attack 3: Art of The Doodle” – The Hive Gallery and Studios

2015
Los Angeles Zine Fest 2015 – Vendor, Homenetmen Gymnasium, 3347 North San Fernando Road
Long Beach Zine Fest 2015 – Vendor, Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave
San Diego Zine Fest 2015 – Vendor, Bread and Salt Gallery, 1955 Julian Ave


VOLUNTEERING
VENICE ART WALK - STUDIO HOST
MAY 2009
» Assisted one of the artists participating in the annual Venice Art Walk in guiding guests through the artist’s own studio

» Answered various questions about the artwork showing for studio guests if the artist wasn’t available

LOS ANGELES ZINE FEST - VOLUNTEER
FEBRUARY 2012, 2013 AND 2014
» Running items and messages between organizers and fellow volunteer staff to ensure scheduled panels and parts of the event ran proficiently

» Answered various questions concerning event schedule, directions, and such to guests and participants

» Participated in LAZF 2015 and 2016 as a vendor, producing artwork and self-published material (Zines) for sale


INTERNSHIPS
CONTROL INDUSTRY - DESIGN INTERN
MAY 2009 – JUNE 2009
» Designed various music inspired clothing and posters for potential merchandise

CARMICHAEL GALLERY - GALLERY INTERN
MAY 2013 – SEPTEMBER 2014
» Performed tasks essential to the development of the space, while gaining knowledge in gallery management and curating

» Assisted in the Social Media outreach for the Gallery’s upcoming exhibitions by organizing Facebook Events and Sending out e-mails weekly to potential visitors

» Guided visitors and potential collectors through out the space’s exhibition and private collection



SKILLS
Adobe Illustrator CS 2015, Adobe InDesign CS 2015, Adobe Photoshop CS 2015, Adobe Dreamweaver CS 2015, Watercolor Painting, Gouache Painting, Acrylic Painting, Graphite Pencil Rendering, Ink Pen Rendering, Letterpress Printing, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint

REFERENCES
Terek Puckett, Assistant Manager at Aaron Brothers Westwood
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Michelle Solomon, Art Director and Graphic Designer at Picosphere Inc.
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Rhea Tepp, LA Zine Fest Co-Founder and Organizer
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Illustration, Graphic Design, Drawing, Painting, Logo Design