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Lain Lopez (They/them)

Resumé

Currently living in

Stony Point, Haverstraw, New York, US

Work Preferences

RemoteHybridIn-Person

Open to roles

Unpaid InternshipInternshipCo-opShort Term ContractLong Term Employee

My name is Lain Lopez. I've lived in New York all my life, and I just graduated from Mercy College with a bachelor’s degree in Design and Animation. During my time at Rockland Community College, I have gained working experience in Autodesk Maya and the Adobe Creative Suite. After that, I worked at Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center in partnership with Concept print creating animations and motion graphics for social media advertisements and designing an event map for their annual beer festival called L.A.B Fest (added to portfolio section). I worked on logos, graphics and merch designs for a potential non-profit: We Love Mongrels. I have the ability to assimilate and deliver real-time information about artists and hosting artist events, while also adding photographs for the social media of the art gallery - specifically my experience with the Joanne Artman Gallery in Chelsea New York. Most recently, I worked remotely creating an animated segment for an upcoming indie superhero movie called The People's Joker. You can see the scenes I worked on in my reel (added to portfolio section). I am also passionate about my volunteer work as a social issues activist. I have played a role in connecting people and advocates on various legal issues and initiated involvement with congressional change initiatives around protective status for refuges and other legal issues. One experience is with Grassroots Law Project engaging in remote text bank work.

Ideal Workplace Values

When it comes to working, I'm able to work best in environments where I can have absolute focus. All I need for this is an environment that isn't too loud or too busy, and where I'm allowed to wear headphones when not otherwise interacting with people. Also, I prefer to take notes in order to remember things I might otherwise forget.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I can quickly recognize whether or not I have an interest in and/or am good at something, and what I'll be able to improve. I'm good at listening and understanding directions. If I have even a minor interest in something, I can memorize a multitude of details about it and absorb relevant information. In the same way, I enjoy doing research along with finding questions and answers to those questions. I enjoy finding the best solutions to problems. I can work for very long periods at a time with focus and no need to walk around or get up. I enjoy learning about, coming up with, and utilizing new and more efficient ways of doing things.

Top 5 Soft Skills

Active ListeningWorking Under PressureStrategic ThinkingCreativityAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Send questions in advanceReceive information in advanceUninterrupted work timeEnhanced lighting optionsNoise-cancelling headphonesQuiet / individual workspaces

Environments I'm comfortable with

Interaction with the public
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Heavy lifting
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Experience

Check out my work

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Lain's Portfolio
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Spleenies
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Lain's Reel
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The Realness
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Dos
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Tarot
Working since Jun 2022

Graphic Designers - Concept Print

I work creating, designing and typesetting promotional products for various brands.

DropboxAdobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Systems Adobe IllustratorAdobe Systems Adobe InDesign
Worked for 4 months from Jun 2021 to Sep 2021

Animator/Special Effects Artist - Vera Drew

In the beginning, I was working mostly on rotoscoping, roughs, keyframes, in-betweens and cleanup, while towards the last few weeks of the project, I was doing mostly coloring and shading over animation other teammates had done. I was part of the project from May 2021 to September, and in that time I worked on a total of 8 shots, each about five seconds in length. In November, once the animation aspect of the project had come to a close, we got to have a Zoom meeting with K Kypers, Joey Lyons, and Vera Drew, the director of the project. I enjoyed meeting with K and Vera because I got a lot of insight into the television industry and what it means to work as a freelancer as opposed to within an office. I also learned about the many jobs a beginning intern can be expected to fulfill, and about how much learning is done on the job. I learned a lot about how important communication is when it comes to remote work. During the call, we got to see the final cut of the animation we'd all worked on, and it was really impressive to see how it had all come together in the end.

Google DriveAdobe Systems Adobe After EffectsAdobe Systems Adobe Photoshopadobe animateCreativityAttention to DetailAccepting feedbackMotivated
Worked for 5 months from Feb 2020 to Jun 2020

Teaching Assistant & Tutor - Rockland Community College

I worked with students, both in person and remote, answering questions and giving instructions on how to use Autodesk Maya and the Adobe suite.

Adobe Systems Adobe After EffectsAdobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Systems Adobe IllustratorAutodesk Mayaadobe animate
Worked for 6 months from Mar 2019 to Aug 2019

Greeter - Joanne Artman Gallery

I worked as a greeter at the Joanne Artman Gallery in Chelsea New York answering visitor's questions and giving information about the artists on display, along with taking photographs of New York City for their social media.

photography skillsInterpersonal skillsTalking to peoplecommunication skillsanswering questions
Worked for 5 months from Jan 2019 to May 2019

Social Media Graphics Creator & Event Map Designer - Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center

At Garnerville Arts, I worked creating graphics and following an established brand identity to make short animated advertisements to promote the center's beer festival, called L.A.B. Fest. In addition to that, I also created the event map of the center grounds.

Microsoft WordAdobe Systems Adobe After EffectsAdobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopInstagramadobe animate
Worked for 6 months from Dec 2018 to May 2019

Student Advisor - Rockland Community College

Along with two professors, we developed a curriculum which would be used to educate teachers on how to incorporate technology and gamification into their lessons.

Microsoft ExcelGoogle Sheets

Education and Credentials

Attended for 3 years from 2019 to 2022

Mercy College

Bachelor's degree - Multimedia/Animation/Special Effects