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

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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/)

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 9x9” 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

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