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Dylan Chen

21 year-old artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, California, currently based in Savannah, GA.

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2022 - 2024

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: Animation and Graphic Design

- Graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2024

- Transferred from UMass to the University of Michigan as a rising junior in summer 2022.

Ewha Womens University 

June 2023 - July 2023

Fine and Studio Arts

- I attended a summer study abroad program in Seoul, South Korea where I was trained by professionals in traditional Korean painting and ceramics. This was a fantastic opportunity to expand my wheelhouse of skills while simultaneously learning so much about a culture previously foreign to me, and absorbing all it had to offer. 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2020 - 2022

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Animation

- ​I attended UMass for my freshman and sophomore years of college. I transferred to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor the summer after my sophomore year came to a close.

- Activities and societies:

- Publicly recognized for consistent 4.0 GPA
- Dean's list every semester of attendance
- Division 1 Collegiate Athlete - UMass Women's Swimming

Software Proficiency 

- Adobe Photoshop

- Adobe After Effects

- Adobe Lightroom 

- Adobe Premiere Pro

- Adobe Illustrator

- Blender

- Procreate

Licenses and Certifications

- Google Ads Display Certification

Issued by Google April 2022 - Expired April 2023

Credential ID: 110316216

Work Experience

Graphic Design and Animation Intern for 740 Project

June 2024 - Present

 

Video Research Assistant for Andy Kirshner Films 

January 2024 - Present

Researching various historical events and people in support of a historical documentary film. Includes filing through several in-person and online historical archives for old archival articles, images, and artifacts for b-roll shots, and providing professional high quality documentation of tangible media/objects for documentary use.

Video Production Assistant & Photographer for UM's Duderstadt Video Studio

September 2023 - May 2024

Work on-site as a production assistant in the Duderstadt Center's video studio. Work with FTE's to document various client projects ranging from theatre and dance to instrumental performances. In charge of the operation of several cameras (big jib, mini jib, tripod cameras, etc), and learning with FTE's to learn various other production skills such as lighting operations and sound boards.

Director of Photography for MA:E Magazine

April 2023 - May 2024

In charge of managing a team of photographers and planning/facilitating photoshoots, models, sets, and coordination with the theme/mission of each magazine edition
- Coordinates and manages collaborations with other organizations and work with collaborating parties to translate their message into a visual representation
- Selects and edits photos to be featured in the final cut of magazine
- Collaboration with members of core team to strategize recruitment, marketing, and promotion

Graphic Designer and Media Assistant for UM ArtsEngine

September 2023 - February 2024

Work with clients to capture various collaborative projects through graphic design, interview and videography. Responsibilities include camera and mic operation, interviewing artists/participants, editing footage, creating graphics and marketing materials, and tailoring various different ArtsEngine channels for posting.

Design Lab Consultant for UM's Duderstadt Creative Studios

September 2023 - January 2024

Graphic Designer for The Death Deck

October 2023

I was hired by The Death Deck to work directly with its founders to redesign various marketing materials. 

Freelance Artist 

2018 - Present

- Selling both my original artwork and customized shoes/clothing/skateboards to various clientele

- Selling logo designs to companies and upcoming businesses
- Proficient in meeting client deadlines, time management, generating creativity, effective
customer communication, and service promotion- Selling both my original artwork and customized shoes/clothing/skateboards to various clientele - Selling logo designs to companies and upcoming businesses - Proficient in meeting client deadlines, time management, generating creativity, effective customer communication, and service promotion​

Graphic Design and Social Media Marketing Intern for Oppti

March 2022 - September 2022

Participated on PR outreach teams that succeeded in our goal of securing our founder a spot on the the Forbes 30 under 30 list (2023)

- Designed various mascots and logos for an upcoming company rebrand
- Designed and launched a variety of Google Ads with high optimization scores to an international audience of over 10 different countries
- Managed and produced social media content- Participated on PR outreach teams that succeeded in our goal of securing our founder a spot on the the Forbes 30 under 30 list (2023) - Designed various mascots and logos for an upcoming company rebrand - Designed and launched a variety of Google Ads with high optimization scores to an international audience of over 10 different countries - Managed and produced social media content​​

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