Hi, I'm Sarah.

Story is the backbone of interesting art. Imbuing story into every piece of the production pipeline is incredibly important to not only create interesting visuals but to support and enrich an overarching narrative. As an ex-thespian who dabbled in creating webcomics, character interaction is one of my favorite things to draw.

Resume

SHENWOODART@GMAIL.COM

Work Experience
JANUARY 2020 - PRESENT
Freelance Contractor - Graphic Designer and Illustrator

  • 10 years of experience with Photoshop and related art software

  • Design and create a variety of materials for digital and print

  • Adapt to desired style and mood of client to suit a variety of needs and aesthetics

  • Meet strict deadlines without compromising work quality 

MAY 2018 - PRESENT
Bath and Body Works - Top Seller, Sales Associate

  • Use extensive product knowledge to consistently and effectively engage with customers

  • Meet selling goals and create a sales experience in line with the brand

  • Comfortable working under pressure in a fast-paced environment

2021 - MAY 2022
UCLA Hammer Museum - Gallery Ambassador

  • Ambassador of the Month March 2022

  • Monitored gallery space and protected art while engaging with 4,800 visitors a month

  • Safely handled art, answered guest questions, and provided information about rotating exhibitions

JANUARY 2021 - MAY 2021
CSULB BFA Showcase - Project Manager

  • Created a collaborative online workspace to organize showcase of 36 artists

  • Coordinated polls and delivered consistent communication to ensure each artist felt properly represented within the exhibition

Education
GRADUATED MAY 2021
California State University, Long Beach - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration

  • Summa Cum Laude, University Honors Program; President’s List

  • Emphasis on Pre-Production; Story, Production Design, and Visual Development

  • Animated Film Production Association Storyboard Artist and Revisionist

Awards
Work displayed in CSULB Illustration BFA Gallery (2021), CSULB FA4 Galleries (2017-2020), San Diego Museum of Art (2017), San Diego Art Institute (2016), Groff Exhibit (2015)
North County Society of Fine Art Scholarship Recipient, 2016

 

Skills & Interests

  • Skills: Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, ToonBoom Storyboard Pro, ShotGrid, Procreate, storyboarding, illustration, design, visual development, Gmail Suite, Microsoft Suite, time management, public speaking, organization, customer service, sales

  • Interests: Stop motion, sustainability, vintage clothing, sewing, charcuterie, coffee, Fleabag, Bojack Horseman, film, hiking