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ALEXA ALPERN

Generalist / Designer / Storyboard Artist / Author


Phone: (410) 829 2802 | Email: ajaanimations@gmail.com | Website: www.ajaanimations.com
Address: 759 Dorchester Court, Smyrna DE 19977

Objective
Seeking a position in the capacity of Graphics and Media; bringing the following versatile
experience, skills and attributes as a generalist with special interests in directing and story
development: Ideally, this position will utilize my business and educational background.

Key Skills/Software
Professional Software
Autodesk Maya
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Flash
Adobe Illustrator
Blender
Lightwaave NewTek
Microsoft Office
FlipBook
MonkeyJam

Art Skills
Character Design
Storyboard Artist
Texture Artist
Environment Design
Computer Animation

Technology Abilities
Mac OS
PC
Cintiq Monitor
Wacom Tablet
Camera-Video/Photo

Traditional Animation
Visual Development
Project Workflow
Rigging
3D - Modeling

Experience
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Planetarium / Animation Director Edinboro, PA 2015 Present
Diligently working in collaboration with the Geo-sciences department to produce "The World At
Night" planetarium show in partners with Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Edinboro University's
Planetarium. Presented at Great Lakes Planetarium Association in Grand Rapids, MI - 50th Anniversary
Conference (Animating For A Planetarium: Our Process And Beyond), and at the Great Lakes
Planetarium Association Spring Regional Ohio Conference. Responsible for character design,
storyboarding, editing, animation, compositing, texturing and post visit materials.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Admissions Office Edinboro, PA 2012 2016
Experienced tour guide, assisting with group and open house events, communicates with applicants,
and interacts with department heads/supervisors, updates administrative confidential records and
budget documentation, maintains front desk, answer phones, filing and driving universitys van.

Camp Woodward / Digital Media Support Staff Internship Woodward, PA 2012


Media Camp included shooting magazine covers, films, fashion/beauty photography, video and
photo editing and more. Visiting pros, audio equipment and industry facilities. Assisted staff with
special assignments, individual camper consultation and/or other camp activities. Participated and
conducted professionalism in every way by maintaining friendly attitude with parents, campers and
supervisory staff. Making the campers experience rewarding along with having enjoyable
experiences. Additionally hosted a part time Game Creation Camp for kids interested in game
development.
Fenwick Inn / Reservationist Ocean City, MD 2013 2014
Performed excellent customer service: Daily interaction with guests in a beach setting. Job
description included, price quoting with high volume calls, answering intricate inquiries, known to go
the extra mile for customers. Dedicated, efficient and task-oriented. Skilled planner with analyzing
clients needs.
L&M Distributors Inc. / Office Assistant and Designer Smyrna, DE 2007 Present
Performs a variety of clerical and office duties including: QuickBooks entries, maintains data base
and filing while assisting with all duties as needed. Receptionist, advertisement designs, creates
business websites, logos, correspondences, proofread, power point presentations including
animation and more. Retail/Seasonal/Part Time
WCTL Radio Station 106.3 / Graphic Designer Erie, PA 2015
Produced new promotional art for the companies usage.

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Applied Media Arts : Cinema with a Concentration in Computer Animation
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Edinboro, PA
2012 2016
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Art Department Animation Ambassador
Dr. Robert C. Weber Honors Program Member and Graduate
Independent Study (Honors): Production of a Pilot Design and work through the pre-production
pipe line to create the concept design work, storyboards and more for an animated television series.
Contracted Course - Computer Animation III (Honors) Study the cultural differences between Asian
Country temples and deities, and translate the research into computer generated models.
Contracted Course - Character Design and Storyboarding (Honors) Study of the animation industry
standards in the pre-production track, and then applied through designing digital art work.

Conferences
2015 Edinboro University Gaming Expo

Fit-Ms-Chics Presentation/ Sales / and Artist Meet and


Greet

2015 50th Anniversary Great Lakes Planetarium Association


Conference in Grand Rapids, MI
2016 Spring Regional Ohio Great Lakes Planetarium
Association Conference
2016 Edinboro University Gaming Expo

Paper Presentation: Animating for a Planetarium: Our


Process and Beyond
Planetarium Show Showing: The World At Night
Presentation
The Awktubers Adventure Table Presentation/ Artist
meet and Greet and Print Sales

Awards/Honors
2016
2016
2012
2012
2012
2012
2010
2010
2003
Present

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Art Department Animation Ambassador


Academic Honors Convocation Award Ceremony Honors Program Diploma
United States Figure Skating Association Graduating Seniors Award Gold Level Distinction
Maryland 2nd Place FBLA Computer Game & Simulation Programming (Qualified for
National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX)
Outstanding Senior Graphic Communications Award (Invitational Award Ceremony)
Maryland Skills USA State Conference 2nd Place T-Shirt Design
Gold Winner Computer Aided Drafting Character Design
Maryland Skills USA Fall Leadership Statesman Award
United States Figure Skating Association medals, ribbons, awards and more earned through
competitive competitions and shows

Memberships
2013 Present
2015 Present
2012 Present
2010 2012
2010 2012
2004 Present
2004 Present

Dr. Robert C. Weber Honors Program Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


Great Lakes Planetarium Association Member / Conference Presenter
Edinboro University Animation Club Member
Skills USA / Chapter Officer Secretary
Future Business Leaders of America
United States Figure Skating Association
University of Delaware Figure Skating Club

REFERENCES FURNISHED UPON REQUEST