Resume

Contact: ErinLeongArt@Gmail.Com
SKILLS:______________________________________________________________________________
Vector Illustration, Design, Flash Animation, Organization and Scheduling, Flash Character Rigging and Customization Structure, General art/asset production, Leadership and Management (production and team). 

Software Preferences (Mac/PC):
-Adobe Flash
-Illustrator
-Photoshop
-Spine
-Version Control Software
-MS Office


EXPERIENCE:_______________________________________________________________________
Pocket Gems
March 2014 – Current (San Francisco, CA)

Senior Animator --- Episode: Ugly Americans
-Provides 2D animation, rigging, and vector character production for an interactive story platform.

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Self-Employed/Contractor Artist
May 2012 – August 2014 (Castro Valley, CA)


-Specialized in Flash-based characters, backgrounds, animation, and other consulting services for variety of clients
-Included gaming, language learning, infomercials, books, and software demo-presentations

Clients Include: Pocket Gems, SpacePort, PlayFirst, OleoApps, 12 Gigs, TripColor, OneFold, Metamoki, PlayViews, Vertigo Labs, CooperVision

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CrowdStar
February 2010 – April 2012 (Burlingame, CA)

Lead Artist --- Modern Girl by CrowdStar: Mobile
-Covered variety of art needs such as backgrounds, assets, icons, and animation
-Managed art team and file organization-Concept design and provides art direction


Senior Flash Artist/Animator --- Unreleased Title: Facebook
-Preliminary Rig/Customization File Set Up (Flash)
-Character animation
-Artist management and art asset production


Lead Artist --- CrowdStar's It Girl: Facebook
-Produced clothing assets, backgrounds, character/fx animation, and minor UI
-Managed a team of artists, organized game assets, and provided art direction
-Worked with Art Director in scheduling and art reviews-Coordinated art needs with design and development team (programming)


Lead Artist --- Hello City: Facebook
-Same as above
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SuperSecret.com
October 2007 – February 2010 (San Francisco, CA)

Lead Animator
-Animated and designed assets for an online social gaming world
-Specialties include avatars, clothing, non-playable characters, animals, and animation
-Art directed contractors and organized game assets
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Leapfrog
January 2005 – October 2007 (Emeryville, CA)

Lead Animator
-Designed and animated original and licensed educational titles for Leapster, Didj, and other platforms
-Managed a small team of animators as needed and directed external developers
-Asset creation of characters, backgrounds, and props, storyboards, animation, and hand-off preparation
-Concept design
Titles include (Didj):
-Super Chicks
-Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends


Animator
-Developed original and licensed educational titles for Leapster gaming system, Little Leaps
-Provided artistic support for Lead Animator and external developers
-Produced characters, backgrounds, and props, storyboarding, animation, and concept art
Titles include:(Leapster):
-Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends
-Disney Princesses Belle and Ariel
-Ratatouille
-Cars Supercharged
-Dora The Explorer: Pinata Party
-Scooby-Doo: Spooky Snacks


Production Assistant/Coordinator
-Coordinated production of Leapster titles which include file management, presenting files for reviews, and ensuring high quality deliverables
-Assisted in art asset creation. Duties include: Line-tooling (in Flash)/Cleanup, animation, and color correction
Titles include (Leapster): 
-The Backyardigans
-Letters On The Loose

EXHIBITIONS:_______________________________________________________________________
APAture - Kearny St Workshop, San Francisco - Sep. 27 2014 (Group Show)
MixTape San Francisco - Sep. 19, 2014 (Group Show)
WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney® District - Jun. 7-29, 2014 (Solo Exhibition)
WonderGround Gallery in Downtown Disney® District - Jan. 4-5, 2014 (Solo Exhibition)
UMI at Q Pop Gallery for the Ocean Conservancy Organization - Aug. 2013 (Group Show)
Winter Is Coming - Game of Thrones, San Francisco - Jul. 2013 (Group Show)
VS: A Show of Opposites at Mission Comics & Art, San Francisco - Feb. 2012 (Group Show)