Marissa Valdez

Illustrator   Ÿ     Designer    Ÿ    Teacher

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(956) 346-3409 | artofmarissavaldez@gmail.com | marissavaldez.com

 

Education               Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)Boston, MA

                                    BFA Animation; Graduated May 2016   

Selected Courses: 2D, 3D and stop motion animation, DigitalToolbox, Illustration, Design, 3D arts involving woodcarving and fabrication.­ 

Honors & Awards   Recipient of MassArt Dean’s Academic Scholarship,

                                    2012- 2016

                                    The Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in Liberal Arts Courses

                                     2015

 

Work Experience    Reynolds and Reynolds

Graphic Designer - September 2017 to Present

  • Designs and creates original email templates that are used as base for email campaigns.

  • Processes emails for maximum deliverability by testing and removing spam triggering content.

  • Builds custom content using multiple programs for clients.

Preschool for Performing Arts West, Fulshear, Texas

Assistant Art Teacher – October 2016 to October 2017

  • Assists the main art instructor in teaching fundamental art lessons to a variety of preschool-aged children.

  • ŸSupervise children throughout the day while assisting them with their activities.

  • Create different art media for the school using programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

Build-It-Yourself Workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts

                                  Workshop leader – February 2016 to August 2016

  • Taught elementary aged children a variety of courses, particularly specializing in animation.

  • Kept to a rigid daily schedule and stayed on course with the curriculum, while emphasizing fun in the learning environment.

Software                 •  Graphic: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Audition

                                  •  Web: Flash, HTML

                                  •  Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

 

Volunteer Work       Habitat for Humanity

Community Garden Cleanup

  • Helped maintain a small community garden in Houston’s 3rd Ward.


Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts, Brownsville, Texas

                                    Assistant Teacher – June 2013 to July 2013

  • Assisted art teacher by helping five to ten year old children understand and

                                    complete their studio art projects.