First & Main

-Graphics and display designer Jan. 2017- April 2017
-Creates images and graphics for their online, catalog, and in store displays


-After Effects Animator Nov. 2015 - Aug. 2016
-Animation, motion graphics and illustrator assets for educational materials

-Flash Animator/Character Rigging May 2015
-Creates character assets and animation for series


-Creator 2007-present
-Sewing and historical costume restoration and historical costume reproduction.


-Flash Animation for AinBnB Dec. 2014
-After Efects animations (NDA)

Wonder Woman Tech

-Concept Artist 2016
-Designed email promo material for potential sponsors. Designed concept art and presentation materials.


-Presentation animation
-Presentation animation of audience demonstrating crowd reactions to presenter.

Viva Cards

-Animation Director/Illustrator
-Lead team in storyboarding and executing a series of Flash Animation training videos geared toward the dental profession.

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-Flash Animator,Rotoscope Artist for Bravo Game
-Rotoscoping and animating in Flash for a web based game.

AGinteractive (American Greetings)

-Flash Animator/Storyboard Artist-Flash animating static cards into moving cards, Flash made interactive cards, and character design.


Masters of Fine Arts 2D Animation major from Academy of Art University San Francisco
Bachelor of Arts Degree Columbus College of Art and Design 2006

-Computer skills
Proficient in Macintosh computer operating systems OS 10x
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Flash, After Effects, Toon Boom Studio


I started drawing when I was a little girl, and have always been interested in art and stories and creating my own worlds. I would sit outside and daydream about being the size of an ant and thinking of the physics that went along with that world. As I got older, seven or so, I remember seeing a 'Popeye' cartoon with a green witch and how it haunted me. How did they do that (make cartoons)? It wasn't until I was 9 that I made the decision to become an animator.

Like any kid who was into cartoons, I began video taping as much from television as I could. I then asked, rather fearfully I recall, if I could start a video collection of cartoons. My mother said, 'sure'. When I began my VHS cartoon library, and I was in heaven. She added a lot of Disney films, and began copying the covers using using colored pencils and acrylic paints. I did a pretty good job at it too.

I got my Bachelor of Arts in children's book illustration, and my Masters of Fine Arts in animation. Hand drawn, or 2D as the kids call it. That is what always moved me, so that is what I do. The way the masters did it. From there I went on to work at an online division of American Greetings creating various emoticons, Flash Animations, vector images and storyboarding ideas for pitch meetings.

My social networking experience includes multiple blogs, many websites, multiple Facebook pages, and social networking platform accounts. I have worked on many collaborative projects over the years, and headed an animation (Flash) team of five years for the company Viva Cards where we produced educational videos for medical employees using a series of animated characters who worked in a dental office.

My current project is working with animators for an upcoming live action film, and Flash Animation rigging and asset creation for many animated series.

Thanks for visiting the site. Hope the redesign suits those with an eye for the Nouveau ascetic. Please check back often, as projects are being completed, and new designs are going up. Take a peruse around The Shelleyj Gazette for the latest information on my work. Also if you need tI o send me a wire, please feel free to contact me via electronic post (eMail) if there are any questions you have.

You can follow progress on my many projects on my blog. You can also find my comic Vintageville on Pinterest, and Facebook, Twitter, as well as my vintage sewing adventures on my NewVintageLady blog.

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