Before relocating to Los Angeles, I also formerly volunteered at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco!
My name is Faustina and I'm in love with storytelling through the art of animation.
I am constantly seeking to immerse myself into the animation pipeline and all that goes into it firsthand. I want to learn from fellow artists and bring meaningful stories to life - my ultimate goal as an artist is to guide people on a journey that they can emotionally connect to, and have it impact them in a meaningful way.
I am based in Los Angeles, but I am a recent grad from California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. I also formerly attended San Francisco State University, where I first majored in Cinematography for two years.
I also recently completed an award-winning short animated film with my partner called "Brush: a Fox Tale" for our senior thesis. It can be found in the navigation bar above.
I also really enjoy musical theatre and previously did hobby work as a voice-over artist in small online projects on the side!
I hope you enjoy my work. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site!
View the .PDF version of my resume here!
2D/3D ANIMATION + PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE (starting with most recent)
2D/CG Animator, WET Design
Los Angeles, November 2021 to Present
Lead animation in three upcoming 2D projection shows, as well as part of a larger team for another CG-animated projection show.
"Word Party Presents: Math!" Animator, Jim Henson's Creature Shop/Netflix
Los Angeles, January to May 2021
Worked on all episodes, both in keyframe animation and clean-up of motion capture data.
Applied 2D visual effects and art for certain segments from scratch, working in AfterEffects to prepare the additional media.
"Understanding Producing for Creatives" Mentorship Circle, Women in Animation
Remote, September to December 2020
Selected to be a part of a mentorship class course, where I and a group of peers learned about the ins and outs of production management through Zoom meetings led by mentor Dotti Sinnott.
"POST: Frag Out", Post Animation, LLC
Los Angeles, CA - February to March 2020
Brought CG characters to life for the short animated film POST: Frag Out, directed by Maxmilian Uriarte.
2D Animator, Adventurous Co.
Freelance/Remote Work - October 2018
Animated 2D facial assets using Adobe Animate for an online children’s storybook game.
2D Lip Sync Animator, In-Betweener, & Colorist, Gingerbud Studios
Freelance/Remote Work - May 2018 to October 2018
Animated lip-sync, in-betweened, colored, and shaded 2D character animation using Adobe Animate for director’s personal project.
"Brush: A Fox Tale" - Animated Short Film, California College of the Arts
Oakland, CA - August 2017 to April 2018
Co-directed and developed the story and characters.
Animated in both 2D tradigital and 3D techniques.
Took on a production coordinator role, overseeing scheduling.
Shot and edited together the 3D layout, updating each latest cut.
Edited each iteration of the film, from storyboard animatic to final.
Animation Lab Monitor, California College of the Arts
Oakland, CA - January 2017 to May 2018
Assisted the lab manager and faculty while assuring that all the animation classroom equipment and applications run smoothly.
Storyboarding + Animation Mentor, CCA Animation Resource Center
Oakland, CA - October 2016 to May 2018
Coached a freshmen mentee within CCA’s animation community 1-on-1 over the course of each semester.
Stop-Motion Teacher’s Assistant, Young Artist Studio Program at CCA
Oakland, CA - August 2017
Set up daily stop-motion equipment, including lights, cameras, and Dragonframe software.
Assisted middle-school students in creating claymation short films.
2D Animator, Voice in SSS Meets Amino! Advertisement
Freelance, January 2017
Animated and provided the voice in a sponsored advertisement on YouTube for the Amino: Communities and Chats phone application.
Art Instructor, Young Art Lessons
San Francisco, CA - May 2016 to August 2016
Guided students through their art lesson, step-by-step from the beginning to the end of their composition.
Helped develop curriculum for their digital art integration program.
2D Animator Lead, The Lonely Spider Short Film
Oakland, CA - January 2016 to May 2016
Animated using TV Paint software, directed by Sam Hood.
Collaborated on the short with a group of other students.
Virtual Reality + Gallery Assistant (Volunteer), GLAS Animation Festival
Berkeley, CA - March 2016, March 2017, March 2018
Oversaw Virtual Reality equipment for use of guests of the event.
Marketed, promoted, and sold art pieces at the Firehouse Art Collective.
Assisted with social events hosted by GLAS staff during the event.
Lead Artist + Co-Organizer, SSS Season of Giving Charity Event
December 2015 - January 2016
Was one of the main artists who drew commission prizes for the donors.
Coordinated a global charity event online for UNICEF.
Fundraised over $600 for the charity!
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Gallery + Education Assistant (Volunteer), Walt Disney Family Museum
San Francisco, CA - July 2016 to Present
Assists guests and assures that the exhibits run smoothly.
Provides additional help in special events within/hosted by the museum.
Front Desk Agent, Casa Loma Hotel
San Francisco, CA - October 2013 to February 2018
Managed reservations on the AutoClerk hotel software.
Took all phone calls and checked guests in and out of the hotel.
Guided and answered any questions about the area and any additional assistance that is requested.