ABOUT ANDY

Designer / Illustrator / Photographer
Andy graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Computer Animation with a focus in Character Design. He always enjoyed that feeling of characters connecting at an emotional level with people. A few years later, Andy decided to follow his heart and ultimately, the Disney dream. Inspired by the possibility of becoming a Disney artist, he decided to apply for a role as a sketch artist. His dream finally came true a couple of years later. 

EXPERIENCE

Senior Portrait Photographer

Cady Studios / Florida / 2021-Present

  • Provide concierge level service to our studio and school customers
  • Use cameras, along with a variety of equipment, such as tripods, filters, and flash attachments to capture high quality photos
  • Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects
  • Test equipment prior to use to ensure that it is in good working order
  • Set up, mount, or install photographic equipment and cameras at studios and event locations
  • Take pictures of individuals and or small groups, either in a studio setting or on location
  • Adjust apertures, shutter speed, and camera focus according to a combination of factors, such as lighting, field depth and subject motion.

Sketch Artist/Character Artist Trainee

  • Walt Disney Company / Florida / 2016-2020
  • Create art from approved source documents at merchandise stores while guest facing.
  • Research Disney films to maintain character integrity.
  • Design new bluelines for the sketch program.
  • Design character turn arounds for merchandise.
  • Vectorize Disney pins artwork.

Graphic Designer / Web Designer / Photographer

AT Studios / Florida / 2013-2015

  • Develop logos and branding guides for communication to meet client’s needs.
  • Manage existing and create assets to be used across platforms.
  • Create templates for clients presentations, PowerPoint, banners and social media posts.
  • Partner with clients, trainers and development partners to produce effective training solutions.
  • Support training solutions to meet online capabilities such as (videos, online quizzes, print, virtual and in person).
  • Create assets such as pictures, visuals and motion graphics.
  • Create visuals (branding, logo, mobile applications) used in several platforms.
  • Generate designs to be used on print and video.

PhotoPass Photographer

Walt Disney Company / Florida / 2015-2016 / 2022-present 

  • Capture guest special moments with the latest photography technology and inform them where to view and purchase their photos.
  • Calibrate photography equipment, fulfill orders, clean, restock items and keep inventory

EDUCATION

Google UX Design professional certificate.

2021 – Current

  • Developing personas, user stories, and user journey maps
  • Conducting usability studies
  • Creating wireframes and prototypes

Miami International University of Art & Design

2005 – 2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Computer Animation
Dean’s List

RECOGNITIONS

  • Animation Academy Sketch Artist during Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2022.
  • Selected to be a character artist trainee with DCPI/DDG.
  • Recognized by peers and leaders multiple times for showcasing the five keys.
  • Show Sketch Artist to be showcased during 2019’s Epcot International Festival of the Arts.
  • Recognition of outstanding support through performance of duties toward the fulfillment of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act.

SOFTWARE & TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Mac OS / Windows
  • Google Applications
  • Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom & Premiere
  • Photography
  • Color Theory
  • Art / Animation History
  • Fine Art
  • Character Design
  • Visual Design
  • Drawing
  • Typography
  • Storyboarding
  • Wireframing
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Wacom Products
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Currently learning Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch and Origami