Resumé

Laura Knight

LMKnightArt@gmail.com

Phone number upon request                                 

 

Education

 

California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 

September 2012 - June 2016 BFA in Animation with a secondary focus  in Graphic Design 

 

Experience

October 2016 - Present: Part 4, Creative Agency specializing in Television and Film

Graphic Designer

  • Designs high quality social media graphics, assets and designs for Out of Home events,  and large scale digital ad campaigns. 

  • Aids in concepting ideas for Entertainment campaigns and pitches

 

August 2016: Toys "R" Us American toy, clothing, and baby product retailer 

Animation Story Board and Background Artist

  • Created detailed story boards and thumbs for an animated commercial 

  • Illustrated professional quality backgrounds

  • Compiled and edited an polished animatic

November 2014 - Present: This is Rad!, Comedy and culture podcast

Graphic Artist

  • Creates weekly promotional images for new episodes of the podcast in a wide variety of themes suiting the episode subject.

  • Designs a wide variety of merchandise including, but not limited to apparel, housewares, and posters.

 

March 2013 - 2017: NerdMelt Gallery, Comedy and arts venue

Featured Artist

  • Produces and sells fine art pieces for gallery shows

 

 December 2015: Jo and the Pirates, Short Film

Art Department: Scenic Paint, Aging, and Fabrication

  • Aged and textured a spaceship interior

  • Added set elements such as vents, buttons, ect. 

 

July 2014 - November 2015: Activision Volt Solutions, Quality Assurance

Junior Technical Engineer

  • Tested the functionality of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty Black Ops III

  • Insured the most successful game of 2014 adhered to technical requirements and as well as the high standards of our audience

  •  Headed a focused team on the Xbox One, giving guidance, training and orders to team members

 

May 2013 - July 2013: NerdTerns, Web Series

Art Department production Assistant

  • Created and acquired props and set dressing

  • Assisted the production needs on set

 

March 2013 - July 2014: NerdMelt Showroom, Comedy and arts venue

Intern

  • Assists the Nerdmelt showroom by selling tickets, concessions and setting up

  • Attends to the needs of talent and producers during shows

2008 - 2011: Mira Mesa High Screen Printing, Screen printing shop

Graphic Designer and Screen printer

  • Designed shirts and paper goods such as pamphlets, posters and playbills

  • Created screens and screen printed designs

Skills

  • Well versed in Microsoft office, outlook, and google's suite of professional tools

  • Has completed several courses in Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, and InDesign

  • Has a strong working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud system and programs

  • 15 plus years of experience using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

  • 12 years experience in Graphic Design

  • Trained traditional and digital illustrator

  • Creative thinker and problem solver

  • Able to concept creative ideas for media campaigns

  • Works well under tight deadlines

  • A team player who puts the good of the group ahead of personal gains

  • Detailed oriented, often finding mistakes others overlook

 

Interests

Animated films and history, drawing and painting, blogging, reading comics, history of graphic design and printing, playing video games.