Experience

Freelance Illustrator
May 2014 - Present
I do freelance art; children’s illustration, pet portraits, character design, concept art, and everything in-between.

Digital Correspondent at Expedition Art
June 2017 – December 2018
I wrote articles regarding wildlife protection and conservation, and produced photographs and illustrations for all of my articles.

Volunteer Artist at Grand Companions Humane Society
May 2017 – Present · Fort Davis, TX
I provide artwork and comics to aid in any of the shelter's needs.

Cartoonist / Artist at Sul Ross State University
August 2016 – May 2018 · Alpine, TX
I drew the monthly Lobo Days comic, for Sul Ross State University’s Skyline magazine, which won 2nd place in Divison 4 at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association meeting in Dallas, Texas. I also provided any additional artwork needed.

Cartoonist / Artist at Midland College
August 2014 – May 2016 · Midland, TX
I drew the monthly Community Days comic for Midland College's El Paisano newspaper, which received 3rd place in Division 5 at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association meeting in Dallas, Texas. I also wrote animated film review articles and provided any additional artwork needed.


Education

BFA Digital Art at Sul Ross State University
August 2016 – May 2018 · Alpine, TX

TEFL Certification at The English Language Company
January 2016 – February 2016 · Beijing, China

AA General Studies (Honours) at Midland College
August 2014 – December 2015 · Midland, TX


Awards

2018
2nd Place in Cartoon Strip/Panel, Division 4: Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
2nd Place in Static Information Graphics, Division 4: Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
Honorable Mention in Illustration, Division 4: Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

2017
3rd Place in Static Information Graphics, Division 5: Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

2016
3rd Place in Newspaper Illustration, Division 5; Texas Intercollegiate Press Association


Publications

Outliner: A Book-Shaped Exhibition of Illustration and Comics by Austin Smith, et al.
Independently Published
pub. November 4 2018

Reggie and the Hot Water Heater by Susan Metzger
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
2015; pub. May 23 2017

Spirit Dogs: Heroes Return (Volume 3) by Susan Kelleher
Owl of Athene Press
pub. March 30 2013