Lyla Paakkanen
Graphic Design, United States
 
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Lyla Paakkanen
818-321-4539
ginkodragon@yahoo.com
http://www.paperdragonartwork.com
http://www.ginkogecko.com
http://www.paperdragonartwork.com/reel.html

AIGA, Women in Animation Member Software: Photoshop, Flash(ActionScript 3), Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Corel Draw, MS Office, Bryce 4
EDUCATION
Online Education, Instructional Design,
Design Communications Art 2007-9
University of California Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, CA
Education, Instructional Design 2006
Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Animation 2005-2008
Animation Guild, North Hollywood, CA
Master of Arts, School of Fine Arts 1992
California State University Northridge
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts 1976
California State University Northridge

WORK EXPERIENCE
Paper Dragon, Granada Hills, CA 1989-Present
Freelance Artist/Designer
Develop artwork from concept to finished product for small businesses for their products and web sites, using conventional 2D art media and computer graphics such as Adobe Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator and Dreamweaver (html, CSS and ActionScript)
http://www.paperdragonartwork.com/more-art/digital/images/library_click2.swf
I designed this interactive library as part of a game for NeoPets.

http://www.paperdragonartwork.com/more-art/digital/animation.html
This is an interactive web page in one of my sites as part of a gallery of work.

http://www.ginkogecko.com/web.html
These are web sites that I have designed and executed for some clients. All parts of these sites are my work in collaboration with the client's needs and parameters.

http://www.ginkogecko.com/type.html
This page displays some examples of typography, including my designs for editorial pages, brochures and book covers.

http://www.ginkogecko.com/illustration.html
These are examples of illustrations, DVD cover, ad design and logo/branding designs.

http://www.ginkogecko.com/color.html
This page has examples of my pattern and color study designs.

Otero Jr. College, La Junta, CO 7/2003-8/2007
Tenured Lead Academic Art Instructor
Courses Taught: Art History, Computer Graphic Design, Drawing, Painting, Watercolor and 2D Design Student Art Exhibit/Founder/Coordinator, Director of the Otero Art Festival, Wrote 2-D Design State Guarantee Transfer Proposal

Trinidad State Jr. College, Trinidad, CO 2001-2003
Art Instructor/Academic Advisor/Administrative Assistant
Courses Taught: Drawing, Art Appreciation, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Web Design, Managed enrollment and financial aid and student advisement as a student advisor Assisted Director in accreditation compliance and curriculum development, certification of instructor qualifications

Neopets.com, Glendale, CA 2000
Flash Animator/Illustrator
Illustrations, animation, storyboards, concept and character designs

California State University at Northridge 1991-1994
Teaching Assistant/ Art Lecturer
Courses Taught: Painting, Two-dimensional Design, Drawing, Figure Drawing

Los Angeles Children's Museum, Los Angeles, CA 1985-1990 Ethnic Exhibit Manager
Program development manager for the Museum’s Ethnic Exhibit
Worked with community leaders, Museum PR to promote the program, grants writers for funding. Coordinated exhibits. Scheduled guest artists, performers and demonstrators Developed lessons and trained teachers on the culture and sensitivities of an ethnic group.
Children's Art Gallery Curator in the Museum
Developed, scheduled and coordinated children's artwork from local and foreign sources.

Exhibits and Awards
Numerous art exhibits throughout the state of California and Colorado including:
One-person show: Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, CA
Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Scholarship Award from the Southern California Watercolor Society, Encino, CA
Best of Category, Santa Fe Trails Exhibit: Mitchell Gallery in Trinidad, Colorado
Popular and Best of Category Award, Balloon Festival Art Exhibit, Rocky Ford, CO
Clients
http://www.nufreedom.com
http://www.lifeprosperityserenity.com/
http://www.delacerdaassoc.com/
http://www.dreamfuntravel.com/
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