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Full name

Jessica Calabro

Title

Character Designer and Visual Development Artist

Location

Currently Norwalk, CA but will be in Glendale soon

Blurb

A passionate artist who dreams of seeing her art come to life!

Biography

Hi there! I'm Jessica Calabro! I'm a Former Art Designer Casual Temp for the Disney Parks & Entertainment. I've creating animated sequences for shows, design floats, statues and more! In the past I've worked on two animated short films as a character designer, prop designer and concept artist under supervision of Disney animators Eric Goldberg and David Pruiksma. Currently looking for PA work, character/prop design and/or illustrator work. (DM for professional work port)

If you would like to contact her please e-mail her at jessicacalabroart(at)gmail(dot)com

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Thank you for your time!

Experience

Art Design CT

Disney Parks Experiences and Consumer Products

Anaheim, CA · January 2020 – October 2020

Artist on call helping design floats, decorations, storyboards, hand drawn animation and cg animation for upcoming shows and more for D23, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Shanghai Disney, Hong Kong and Paris!

Art Design Intern

Disney Parks Experiences and Consumer Products

Anaheim, CA · June 2019 – December 2019

Art Design Intern helping design floats, decorations, storyboards, hand drawn animation and cg animation for upcoming shows and more for D23, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Shanghai Disney, Hong Kong and Paris!

Concept Artist, Prop Designer and Animator

Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA · May 2018 – Aug 2018

. Eric Goldberg selected 14 students for his Summer 2018 Master Class and I’m one of them! I was one if the environment designers, prop designers, assistant character designer and animators on the project.

Character Designerand Animator

Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA · Jan 2017 – May 2017

I was one of the character designers in our group film “Magic Goldberg” and also helped out with animation and clean up! The film is currently in the LAFF festival.

Art Teacher in Child Care

California Family Fitness

Orangevale, CA · 2011 – 2015

Provided all art materials and supplies, taught kids how to make different kinds of art, designed promotional posters for events, organized events, created new activities and games

Education

Bachelors in Animation

Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA · 2016 – 2019

Associates in Fine Arts

American River College

Sacramento, CA · 2009 – 2013

Awards
2017 D23 Expo Design Challenge Finalist , Walt Disney Company
Out of thousands only 23 entries were selected and won for the Disney’s D23 Expo Design Art Challenge Expo 2017. The panel of judges for the
Skills

Character Design, 2-D Animation, CG Animation, Illustrator, Prop Designer, Environment Development Artist, Background Painting, Traditional Media painter, Clay Sculptor, Maya, Z-brush, Photoshop, TV Paint, Adobe Premiere, Flipbook Pro, Corel Painter, Self-Motivation, Team player, Multi-task

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