Before relocating to Los Angeles, I also formerly volunteered at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco!

About the artist

Hello!

My name is Faustina and I am CRAZY about superb storytelling, specifically through the art of animation. I also enjoy stage theatre and working as a voice-over artist in small online projects on the side.

I seek to continue 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.
 

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 hope you enjoy my work. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site!

FAUSTINA'S RESUME: View the .PDF version here!

 

2D/3D ANIMATION + PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE (starting with most recent)
 

"Word Party" Animator, Jim Henson's Creature Shop/Netflix

Los Angeles, January to May 2021

  • Worked on all episodes for the upcoming season, both in keyframe animation and clean-up of motion capture data.

  • Applied 2D visual effects and art for certain segments from scratch.

"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.