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Full name

Gabriella Guzman

Title

Illustrator, Autism Animation Instructor, Content Creator

Location

Pasadena, CA

Education

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

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA · September 2011 – December 2015

Experience

Portrait Artist

Drawing Booth

Los Angeles, CA · March 2017 – Present

Drawing Booth provides 3 minute portraits and entertainment for upscale parties and events. My job is to mingle with guests while drawing portraits using the IPad Pro. I have traveled to San Francisco, Colorado, and Las Vegas for portrait events. Clients include Adobe, ASCAP Awards, Eventbrite, and Nickelodeon

Illustrator & Portrait Painter

Artetorial

Los Angeles, CA · Sep 2018 – Present

Artetorial is an online art gallery and merchandise store that uses today’s news stories to fuel art for change.

Through Artetorial, I paint portraits of inspiring figures, Illustrate news stories , and create fine art works that have been printed on Apparel and Home Decor.

Head of Animation Department / Lead Instructor

Actors for Autism

Glendale, CA · September 2017 – Present

Actors for Autism is dedicated to the the advancement, education, and training of people on the autistic spectrum.

I teach 2D, 3D, and Stop Motion Animation, as well as develop curriculum for AFA’s Animation Department.
Daily Lessons & Workshops I teach Include:
Anatomy of the Human Figure
Drawing and Composition
Painting for Entertainment Arts
Script Writing
Storyboarding
Frame By Frame Animation
2D Character Animation
3D Character Animation
Career and Professional Development

Creative Intern / Illustrator

First Media

Century City, CA · April 7, 2017 – September 2017

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, their most successful videos include Clothing Organization hacks (over 259 million views), Hot Chocolate Blooming Marshmallows, DIY Drawstring Bags, and many more.

My job as an Illustrator and Creative Intern was to make daily illustrations for their Instagram page, “So Yummy”. Each Illustration was created in 8 hours or less, in a variety of mediums, and can be found in the “So Yummy Instagram Daily Doodles” section of this website.

My other responsibilities at First Media included:

  • Assisting with Art Direction for viral videos
  • Animating Illustrations for Interactive Instagram Stories
  • Conceptualizing new and engaging projects to intertwine art and engagement.

Art Instructor

Art Studio for Kidz

South Pasadena, CA · March 7, 2017 – July 2018

  • Created curriculum taught in weekly lessons to children ages 4 – 14
  • Supported students with cognitive and emotional development
  • Taught fundamentals of Color, Composition, Drawing, and Portraiture
  • Assisted with studio advertising
  • Assisted with studio upkeep
  • Documented finished student work

Set & Prop Designer

SonicBox

Hollywood, CA · October 2016 – March 2017

I was approached by SonicBox’s Creative Director to design and star in a trailer their team would be making to promote Sonicbox’s livestream Content.

  • Built FIVE cardboard sets with walls, a desk, and a chair along with different cartoony signs and gags that would be from the same material. The timecrunch? 5 days. The team? Me. Did I sleep at work? Yes! Did I get it done? YES!

Arts Entertainer

Sonic Box

Hollywood, CA · June 2016 – March 2017

Sonicbox was an online livestreaming website dedicated to hosting live shows for artists, singers, and comedians!
As an Arts Entertainer, my duties included:

  • Hosting an 8 hour arts based live show 5 days a week.
  • Building cardboard sets and DIY’s to pair with the theme of each daily show.
  • Writing curriculum and scripts for each episode.
  • Every day was a different experience, with new topics, new viewers, engagements, lessons, games, and creative explosions hosted 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 their clients to become independent working artists.

As an Art Instructor, my duties included:

  • Developing course curriculum
  • Teaching classes to groups of 14 adults
  • Working individually with students on their own projects
  • Nurturing cognitive and emotional growth
  • Documenting and organizing finished student work
  • Nurturing their unique artistic voices to help them develop professional lives 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!

Art Instructor 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 adults with special needs 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.

Director of Student Solutions

Art Center Student Government

· January 2015 – December 2015

As Director of Student Solutions, my job was to make sure that the students of Art Center College of Design felt cared for, listened to, and happy with their student experience.

My accomplishments included 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.

Dildo Painter

The Fountain Theater

Los Angeles, CA · December 2014 – January 2015

I had an interesting first job, and in 2019, I feel like I no longer need to hide what that was!

For my first part time job, I was…a dildo painter. You read that correctly!

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? Can you imagine that research process?? I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything, though! What a ride. :)

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

Adobe ASCAP Nickelodeon Refinery 29 Artetorial Outpost 31 Music A Documentree MPI NASCAR Lubriderm Jojo Siwa Entire Productions New Moon Girls Magazine The Strategic Space

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, Portrait Painting, Teaching Adults with Special Needs, Illustration

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