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David Sprague

David Sprague

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Artist Statement

    I have recently relocated to Louisiana in order to be closer to my family. I am a graduate of the Academy of Art University with a Bachelor Degree in Visual Effects. . My experience with various art mediums and education has prepared me for the challenges that the future of animation will provide. I enjoy collaborating with others on projects and working in a team oriented environment. Growing up, I participated in classes at the Springfield Art Museum where I discovered my love of drawing, painting, illustration, sculpture, and cartooning. In high school, I enrolled in computer graphic design courses through the local Joint Vocational programs. The JV classes formally introduced me to the art and design field. My educational experiences with the Academy of Art helped me to develop and fine tune my artistic skills which includes animation, illustration, sculpture, and painting
  • Resume

    David Franklin Sprague
    DSprague101@gmail.com ▪ 318.773.5970

    OBJECTIVE
    To obtain a challenging position in which I can utilize my formal training and versatile artistic skills to deliver a wide range of design solutions and visual mediums. Particularly adept with the process of conceptual design, and the artistic development of multimedia ventures; I look forward to building a prolific and assiduous career in the arts.

    ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

     Academy of Art University | San Francisco, California
    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects, 2010

     Clark State University | Springfield, Ohio
    General Studies, 2005-2006

     JVS Career Technology Center | Springfield Ohio
    Certificate in Computer Graphic Design, 2005

     Northeastern High School | Springfield, Ohio
    Diploma, 2005
    CORE COMPETENCIES
    ▪ Illustration Digital, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Draftsman, Logo Design, Color Theory and Design
    ▪ Animation Background, Perspective, Character Development, Stop Motion, 2d and Digital
    ▪ Bookbinding & Sculpture Traditional Bookbinding Methods, Wax to Bronze, Ironwork and Welding, Puppet and Mold Making
    ▪ Photography Studio Lighting, Digital Camera use, Video/Sound Capture Editing, Compositing, Digital Scanning and Printing
    ▪ Programs Adobe Creative Suite; Aftereffects, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Corel Painter, Autodesk Maya

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
     Solaria Lighting | Decatur, Georgia | October 2013- June 2016
    Warehouse Manager & Operations Controller for merchandise development, quality assurance, order processing/fulfillment and freight shipment to ensure timely delivery. Fabricate, assemble, wire, weld and paint unique lighting fixtures such as chandeliers, wall sconces and lamps. Company representative at national trade shows. Product photography and Photoshop editing for publications, clients and interactive showroom.

     National Quarterly Etsy Shop | Decatur, Georgia | November 2012- Present
    Owner/Operator of decorative bookbinding and stationery shop. Craftsman of handmade products that are sold online and through Wild Oats and Billy Goats in Decatur, as well as Charis Books & More in Atlanta, Georgia.

     Middleton’s Designer Books | Atlanta, Georgia | May 2011- October 2013, Presently on Designer Panel
    Assistant Manager of established, fine home decor studio and workshop. Designed and constructed handmade merchandise. Supervised production of orders and freight shipment process/logistics. Clientele include GO Home LTD, several internet markets and various merchants of AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA & High Point, North Carolina. Attended trade shows and provided exceptional customer service to exhibitors, buyers, guest speakers and various committees. Several pieces of design work are featured internationally through Better Homes & Gardens, Go Home Ltd., Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Gilt, and numerous other publications.

     Internal Drive | Emory University, GA | Princeton University, NJ | Brown University, RI | June 2011- August 2011
    Student for adolescent summer program. Responsible for fostering a safe, fun and continuously educational environment while teaching students how to utilize new technology through a content-structured curriculum. Programs included Game Design with RPG Maker and Graphic Arts Hybrid, Adobe Photoshop and Digital Photography.

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