Friday, May 23, 2014

Ashley M. Kliment
916•607•0330 |


San Jose State University                                                                                                                                       2008 - 2014
               Bachelors in Fine Art: Animation/Illustration – Graduated May 2014
               Honors:  -Dean's List Scholar (2008-2009, 2011-2014)
                                -Cum Laude

Work Experience:

       Background Painter, Nickelodeon Animation Studios                                                                July 2014-Current
         • Painted set elements and backgrounds
         • Created and provided textures for 3D props and sets

       Caricature Artist at CaliCaricature                                                                                                           Summer 2013               
         • Created stylized caricatures and provided friendly customer service for guests at 
                  the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.


       Lead Visual Development Artist, "Intergalactic Salvage Corp. (I.S.C.)"                          Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
        • Collaborated with UCSC game designers to create a style for the student game production
        • Created concept work and game ready assets
        • Provided the team with guides and critiques to ensure style consistency

       Lead Visual Development Artist, Student Film, "Enlighten"                                            Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
         • Created style tests for the client ranging from traditional 2D to digital 3D and stop motion.
         • Painted backgrounds and designed style guides to meet the needs of the production

       Concept Artist & Background Painter, Student Film, "A Knock on My Door"                              Summer 2012
         •Prepared stylized layouts, backgrounds, and assets
         •Painted backgrounds for the film following a stylized guideline
         •Provided post-production digital inking assistance

       Visual Development Artist, 24-Hour Film Contest, "Curiosity"                                                                 Fall 2012            
         • Collaborated in layout and character design
         • Painted backgrounds and assets for the film

 Proficient in Photoshop and Maya with experience in Unity, Softimage, Illustrator, In-Design and After Effects. 

Activities and Achievements:

Webmaster, ShrunkenHeadMan Animation/Illustration Club                                                Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
        • Updated the SHM club homepage, facebook, and twitter accounts with current events
        • Collaborated with fellow officers to organize club meetings, events, and fundraisers

Charity Committee Researcher, ShrunkenHeadMan Club                                                                          Spring 2012
        • Researched opportunities to involve the SHM club in the community
        • Helped organize and set up events

References available upon request