Full name

Gabriella Guzman

Title

Illustrator, Fort Builder, & Youtuber Extraordinaire

Location

Pasadena, CA

Education

B.F.A in Illustration w/ Minor in Fine Art

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA · September 2011 – Present

Experience

Creative Intern / Illustrator

First Media

Century City, CA · April 7, 2017 – Present

First Media creates viral DIY and Food videos for their highly viewed Facebook pages. “So Yummy” and “Blossom”. With a target demographic of millennial mothers, our most successful videos include Clothing Organization hacks (over 259 million views), Hot Chocolate Blooming Marshmallows, DIY Drawstring Bags, and many more. My job is to help conceptualize and film DIY projects as well as make daily illustrations for their Instagram page, “So Yummy”.

Art Instructor

Art Studio for Kidz

South Pasadena, CA · March 7, 2017 – Present

I give private and group art lessons to children ages 4 – 14.

Set & Prop Designer

SonicBox

Hollywood, CA · October 2016 – Present

In October, I was approached by SonicBox’s Creative Director to design and star in a trailer their team would be making to promote my livestream show. Their concept included a cardboard set, with walls, a desk, and a chair made of cardboard, along with different cartoony signs and gags that would be from the same material. In a huge time crunch, it was my task to make those props. Everything came together beautifully, and I can’t wait to put the finished video here when it’s published!

Arts Entertainer

Sonic Box

Hollywood, CA · June 2016 – Present

I host an 8 hour arts based live show for 5 days a week on SonicBox,com! Every day is a different experience, with new topics, lessons, games, and disasters, all coordinated by yours truly!

Art Instructor

First Street Gallery Art Center

Claremont, CA · March 2016 – June 2016

First Street is dedicated to enriching the lives of developmentally disabled adults through art education and provides the resources necessary for our clients to become independent working artists. My job is to develop course curriculum, teach classes, work individually with students on their own projects, document student work, and help them nurture their artistic voice so they can take on art jobs outside of First Street!

President

Art Reach

Pasadena, CA · August 2015 – December 2015

Art Reach is a service club that uses art as a means to educate and empower people in other communities. In the Fall of 2015, I coordinated a collaboration between Art Reach and the Tierra del Sol Foundation, where we brought 12 of their adult clients to Art Center College of Design for 3 Fridays to be a taught a series of 2 hour workshops led by Art Center students. Workshops included Printmaking, Animation, Character Design, Fashion Illustration, Bookmaking, and Mural Painting!

Director of Student Solutions

Art Center Student Government

· January 2015 – December 2015

As Director of Student Solutions, my job is to make sure that the students of Art Center feel cared for, listened to, and happy with their student experience. My accomplishments include assisting with Student Government Events such as the Welcome Back BBQ, Annual Dance, Sunset Social (which is a big outdoor party complete with bounce houses and tye-dye stations), and T-Shirt Design Contest. I also created a Student Government Youtube channel in the hopes that future reps will post informative and inspiring content that brings a sense of community to Art Center students.

Intern

Tierra del Sol Foundation

Sunland, CA · January 2015 – May 2015

I had the amazing opportunity to work as an assistant Art Teacher at Tierra where I taught art to adults with mental disabilities. Tierra was founded to give the mentally disabled a safe space to learn, create, and discover their passions in a loving and supportive environment. The clients there are not only my students, but my friends.

Dildo Painter

The Fountain Theater

Los Angeles, CA · December 2014 – January 2015

How many people get to say their first paid job EVER was to paint big rubber penises? The Fountain Theater, an independent theater dedicated to providing intimate experiences with diverse actors, was putting on a play called “Reborning” in which one character, DayZ, creates lifelike phallic sculptures as his artistic practice. So guess who got to paint those ‘guys’ for the big show? Imagine the favors I had to cash in for reference…

TV/ Web Personality

Youtube

· July 2014 – Present

I run a Youtube channel called “GabyPossible”, a channel for the dreamers, the learners, and the people who ALWAYS get in over their heads.

Clients

A Documentree SonicBox Ooga Boogie Productions Julius Randall Landscaping

Skills

Painting, Drawing, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro, Video Editing, Filming, Acting, Singing, Collage, Mixed Media, Street Art, Technical Illustration, Creative Direction, Teaching, Book Illustration, Youtube

Specialties

Caricatures, Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Portraits, Video Editing, Thumbnail Design, Storytelling

Awards
2015 Student Leadership Award Semi Finalist , Art Center College of Design
2011 Gold Key , Scholastics
2011 Excellence in Painting and Illustration , New World School of the Arts
Exhibitions
2015 CoCreate (Group), Beyond the Lines, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Arts for Life! Excellence in the Arts (Group), Dali Museum, St.Petersburg, Fl
Elsewhere