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PATRICIA WATERMAN  –  WATERMANP.P24@GMAIL.COM  (949)880-5419

EDUCATION

1989: B.F.A. in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

 

EMPLOYMENT

Professor of Art/Curriculum Developer/Chair, Santa Ana College, California. [2001 to 2019]. Developed three certificates within the 3D Modeling & Animation Certificate Program at Santa Ana College, CA, and several courses offered within the certificates: Certificate A–Art Emphasis, C–Video Game & Interactive Media Art Emphasis, and D–Visualization Emphasis
(See the listing of classes). Taught all courses offered. Developed and managed all marketing, recruitment, PR, and special events. Responsible for annual grant writing and funding management.

Instructor/Curriculum Developer, University of California, Irvine-Extensions [1998 to 2002]. Curriculum developer and instructor for their new 3D Arts emphasis of the Digital Arts Certificate Program (5 courses in all)

3D Artist, Big Grub Entertainment, Irvine, California [1996 to 1998]. Responsible for modeling, animating and texturing 3D art assets for video games

 

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE/FREELANCE

Web Designer/Web Developer/Webmaster, Faculty Association Ranch Santiago Community College District (FARSCCD), Santa Ana, California [2017 to present]. Redesigned (animated) logo, and designed and developed website, (See video demo of website design & functionality mock-up) including writing, editing, and formatting copy. Implement ongoing changes and serve as webmaster. Photo-retouching and formatting services. (See final website: https://farsccd.org/)

Web Designer/Web Developer/Webmaster, The Alliance for San Juan Capistrano Arts (TASJA), San Juan Capistrano, California [2020-present] Designed logo and designed and developed website. Implement ongoing changes and serve as webmaster. (See final website: https://tasja.org/)

Co-Creator/Artist/Advertising/Web Designer/Web Developer/Webmaster, The Ceramics Studio (TCS), San Juan Capistrano, California [2011 to present].  TCS offers ceramic classes for the beginning, to the advanced-level student (ages 13 years to adult). Responsible for co-creating the business concept, studio murals, booth design, and all online and print media collateral. I also designed and implemented the website, including the animated mascot.
(See: https://theceramicsstudio.com/)

Founder/Artist/Web Designer/Web Developer/Webmaster/Sales, Waterman Animation, Laguna Niguel, California [1998 to present*]. Waterman Animation was a full-service multimedia arts studio, specializing in 3D art asset production and game development. *Today, it serves as my portfolio site where I welcome part-time projects for charitable causes.

Ceramic Muralist, Inn at the Mission, San Juan Capistrano, California [2020]. Designed and illustrated three images (comprised of 27 9×9” ceramic tiles) depicting early settlers of the San Juan Capistrano area. The custom tiles were hand-made by my partner, Melissa Thomson, who also helped in the glaze-painting and firing process. The ceramic mural will be displayed prominently at the entrance of the hotel, and seen from the street (Ortega Highway and Del Obispo Street)

Co-Founder/Graphic Designer/Sales, WB & Associates, San Francisco, California [1991 to 1995]. WB & Associates was a print-based advertising and graphic design firm. My partner and I successfully built a client list of hundreds [in four short years] by implementing aggressive and innovative marketing strategies that proved to generate new and repeat customers for our client’s businesses.

PUBLICATIONS

2003: 3D Artist’s Guide to Real-World Applications  (Click to see the book on Amazon)

ART PRODUCTION SKILLS

TOOLS/SOFTWARE USED

3D modeling

3D Studio Max

3D animation (general and character animation)

3D Studio Max

2D collage animation

Adobe Photoshop

drawing

traditional tools, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

painting

traditional tools and Adobe Photoshop

photo retouching/manipulation /formatting for print and web

Adobe Photoshop

web design, implementation, and hosting management

Adobe Photoshop, WordPress with Beaver Builder

video editing

Camtasia, Adobe Premiere and Microsoft Video Editor

advertising design/production/formatting for print and web

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

game art asset, UI design and [simple] programming

Unity, and Game Salad

sound effects for animations and videos

Sonic Fire Pro (Smart Sound)

Ceramic sculpture

traditional tools, clay, glazes

 

OTHER NOTABLE SKILLS

TOOLS/SOFTWARE USED

 
remote
team collaboration

Slack, Google Hangout

 
curriculum
development

Microsoft Word and Excel

 
project
management and budgeting

Microsoft Excel

 
       


AWARDS/HONORS/RECOGNITIONS

2007 and 2013: Co-Finalist for Distinguished Faculty Award, Santa Ana College, CA

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009: Excellence in Teaching Award under the category
“3D modeling” from the California Community College Economic Development Program, under the Multimedia/ Entertainment Initiative

2004: Publications Award from Santa Ana College, CA for the publication of 3D Artist’s Guide to Real-World Applications

2003: Curriculum Development Award from Santa Ana College, CA

2002, 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2009: Excellence in Teaching Award under the category “Computer Animation” from the California Community College Economic Development Program, under the Multimedia/ Entertainment Initiative



SAC STUDENT AWARD HIGHLIGHTS

2004: California Media Arts Award (a state-wide award) – Sac student, Josh Cushman won “Best Animation”

2009: California Media Arts Award (a state-wide award) – SAC student, Angel Munis won “Best Animation” award

2012: Cypress College Film Festival (a county-wide competition) – Santa Ana College Student won 1st place for Jesse Zacarias’ student team film “Journey Home”

2012: Vital Link DMA showcase (a county-wide competition) – Jesse Zacarias’ student team’s film “Journey Home” won “Best in Show for All Categories” and “1st Place for Animation”. Student, Ron Hazelwood won 3rd place for 3D image, “Pathways”

2012: U.S. Microsoft Imagine Cup (a nationwide competition) – Chapman University and Santa Ana College student, Andrew Minarik, teamed up to make the game titled, “Children of War” and received 4th place.

2015: IEEE GameSig Showcase – SAC/UCI team placed as a “Top Ten Finalist”

2016: IEEE GameSig Showcase –  SAC team, led by Hoa Pham and Miguel Dualan, placed as a “Top Ten Finalist” and won the “People’s Choice” award for their game, “Finite Tower”

2017: IEEE GameSig Showcase – SAC team, led by Hoa Pham and Miguel Dualan, placed as a “Top Ten Finalist”, and won “Game with Most Charm” award, and “Best Engineered Game” award for their game, “Battle of the Bridge”

2018: IEEE GameSig Showcase – SAC team, led by Peter Vegas, placed as a “Top Ten Finalist” and received the “ACM” award for the game, “Residuum”, and Kenneth Ramos’ team placed as “Semi-finalists” for their game, “Scrap RC”

 

HOBBIES

  •   Drawing, painting, and sculpting
  •   Cycling and running with my beautiful husky
  •   Ocean paddle boarding, surfing, swimming, tide-pooling, and rowing*
    *novice member of Dana Outrigger Club