Cynthia Gutierrez

3D Artist, Animator, Graphic Designer West Palm Beach, FL

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My name is Cynthia Gutierrez and I earned my MFA in Media, Technology, & Entertainment at Florida Atlantic University in Spring 2014. I am a 3d graphics artist with strong modeling and animation skills. I also have experience creating computer programming projects as well as leadership and team project experience.

Education

Florida Atlantic University

MFA in Media, Technology, and Entertainment

Florida Atlantic University

BA in Multimedia Studies: Film, Video, & New Media

Experience

Adjunct Professor

Palm Beach State College

• Teach a wide variety of courses in the Graphic Design Communications department.
• Teaching Multimedia Design where students are learning to create content for the web using Adobe Edge Animate, editing sound in Audition, and 2D game development using Unity 3D. Students are also introduced to creating motion graphics in After Effects CC.
• Teaching Intro to Mac Graphics course where students are introduced to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and learn to create artwork for print through a series of projects.
• Teaching Multimedia Animation where students learn how to create animations and incorporate interactivity using Flash CC.

Adjunct Professor

Digital Media Arts College

• Teaching the Introduction to 3D Animation course using Autodesk Maya software where I introduced students to the basic 3D concepts of 3D space including modeling, lighting, texture and animation.
• Keep students engaged in their studies through engaging and challenging assignments, tutoring, and mentorship.
• Participate in student assessment activities, including portfolio/demo reel assessment, collecting and assessing embedded assignments, and analysis of assessments, in order to enhance the quality of the program(s).

Exploring Digital Animation Instructor

CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM OF ART

• Taught students between the ages of 8-12, how to create animation and computer programming.
• Created tutorials to introduce the software and help them learn problem solving skills to expand their creativity.
• Encouraged students to assist their colleagues with their projects.

Assistant Director of Broward Campuses

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION, FAU

• Proof read material, insuring information is grammatically correct and followed agency protocol.
• Maximized brand exposure through marketing materials and social media platforms.
• Utilized Adobe Create Suite to create marketing materials, building exposure for events.
• Marketed and presented information educating students on support services at the school.

Program Coordinator of Broward Campuses

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION, FAU

• Met with team members to ensure project focus and deadlines were maintained.
• Develop material and information on social media platforms.
• Researched and used images that maintained company brand.
• Prepare marketing materials such as posters and flyers for printing.

Exhibitions

2014

Symposium, 2014 FVNM Creative Projects Symposium, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL (Ocean Adventure Android Game (2014))

2014

3rd Annual Art of Academia Competition, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL (Curator of Exhibition)

2013

2nd Annual GPSA Art of Academia Competition, Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL (“La Marioneta-Madeline Escaping, digital print (2013)”)

2013

Reel 7 Micro-Cinema Screening: Morphing Cities, Florida Atlantic University - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Curator for Micro-film screening project)

2013

Film Festival, 2nd Annual Flamingo Film Festival, Florida Atlantic University - Fort Lauderdale, FL (School of Communications & Multimedia Studies : Curator and Graphic Designer for exhibition)

2012

2012 Video New Media Show, Florida Atlantic University - Fort Lauderdale, FL (“Greebo the Spaceboy in the Human Body iPad game (2012),” and "Etch A’ Sketch in 3D, digital print (2011)” )

2011

1st Annual GSA Art of Academia Competition., Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL (“Playing God, digital print (2011)”)

2011

2011 Video New Media Show, Floridda Atlantic University - Fort Lauderdale, FL (“Bouncing Ball Narrative, Animation (2010)”, “The Puppeteer, digital print (2011),” and “Vending Machine Vendetta, Animation (2010)” )

Skills

Photoshop Animation AfterEffects Graphic Design 3D Video Maya

Specialties

3D Animation and 3D Graphics