At my bestI love being surrounded by creative people. In all of my various roles - from artist, to teacher, to manager - I have been able to remain at the exciting intersection of art and technology.
Systems : Seeing the big pictureA deep understanding of the many layers involved in the creative process has given me confidence to act quickly, strategically, and with future agility in mind. With over 20 years working with wildly varied creative technologists, I can streamline processes to ensure individuals and teams deliver.
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Digital Content Creation
Trailer : Mill Valley Film Festival
5/12 – 7/12
Connected this project to my students to implement the vision of professional Directors for the Mill Valley Film Festival Trailer, shown on local stations and in theaters. Gathered and organized the team, determined roles, managed the production schedule, created the VFX pipeline, worked with Directors to hone the vision and scope of the project, and worked with the students to deliver professional output within the deadline.
Expression College : Emeryville, CA
2/02 – 6/15
Directed 3 programs at the college : Animation and Visual Effects, Fine Arts, and Interdisciplinary Media Studies. Created the User Experience Degree. Responsibilities included creating and teaching my own courses ; creating and reviewing curriculum for all three departments ; sourcing, staffing, training and managing staff of Adjunct and permanent Instructors ; scheduling, staffing, booking classes ; creating and managing yearly budgets; and maintaining tight industry connections to remain current.
Genesys : Daly City
8/15 – present
Genesys’ global Associates Program combines functions from the Talent Acquisition and Learning and Development Departments to manage and streamline an effective year-long training course experience for incoming Engineers. Finding diverse candidates to bring their perspectives to the roles, and then teaching the art of integration while maintaining diversity.
Additionally, working within Genesys’ Human Resources Department to continue to streamline and systematize a creative, dynamic, and scalable onboarding process to unify, integrate, and get the most out of an incredibly diverse, worldwide employee population.
California Academy of Sciences : San Francisco, CA
4/14 – 6/15
Created a short for the floor of the Museum to teach patrons about the caecilian. Brought together pre-production, managed team of students to create all facets of a CG animated short. Worked with Visualization Department at Academy to secure our role in this animated feature.
"K.C. was a really creative and hard working problem solver when we worked together at Lucas Learning. Recently I am impressed with how proactive she is in making sure that her students get the information, contacts, and background they need to succeed."
"Having been both KC's manager and her colleague, I highly recommend her. She is organized, responsive and solution oriented. KC is always looking for a better way to get things done and then puts those ideas into action. She has proven herself totally reliable in her work responsibilities. Because of her professionalism, her sense of humor, and her positive approach to work and life KC is a pleasure to work with."
"K.C. is genuine and honest. When working with her, she always lays all her cards on the table, and I respect that. Her combination of experience, communication, management, and artistry is unparalleled. K.C. would be an asset to any organization and I welcome the opportunity to work with her in the future."
"K.C. has been a fantastic colleague during my years at ex'pression. Few people have struck me as being so devoted to their job, knowledgeable, and pleasant to work with. I have seen first hand the impact she has made in the lives of her students and in fellow faculty. Her industry connections, sharp up to date knowledge, and impact on morale of her team are irreplaceable. I am very fortunate to have had the chance to work with her."
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about my work.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 510.501.1545