© Brenan Fay-Martin 2019

Resume

 EDUCATION

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN — PROVIDENCE, RI                                                                                                     2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Coursework focused on sequential art and animation.

EXPERIENCE

UNTITLED FIVE POINT GATEWAY COMMERCIAL — Passport Brand Design, Newport Beach, CA                                          MAR 2019

Storyboarded pitch boards for real estate commercial. Drew unique characters moving through existing and conceptualized environments. Applied various camera moves for dramatic affect. Ensured tone and style was cohesive with brand and intent.

UNTITLED PDR ART COMMERCIAL — Veteran Move Media, Denver, CO                                                                                 MAR 2019

Storyboarded pitch boards for auto repair commercial. Drew vehicle on model from multiple angles.

"DRAGONFLY" SHORT — Goodnight Gracie Films, New York, NY                                                                                              FEB 2019

Storyboarded drama written by Nicholas Marchetti while giving careful attention to lens choices, lighting, and composition style. Revised boards based on staging changes 

UNTITLED BREX COMMERCIAL — Passport Brand Design, Newport Beach, CA                                                                       JAN 2019

Storyboarded computer generated credit card commercial.

UNTITLED ACESO COMMERCIAL — Local Eyes Video Production, Denver, CO                                                                        JAN 2019

Storyboarded pitch boards. Drew various characters moving through unique environments. Match cut parallel narratives.

UNTITLED MARS INC. TRAINING VIDEO — Clyde Media, Chicago, IL                                                                                       JAN 2019

Storyboarded training video for Mars Inc.. Drew high profile computer generated characters on model with acting.

"AMBUSH" — ADME Studios, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                       AUG 2018 – JAN 2019

Storyboarded and drew concept art for action feature written by Mark Earl Burman, Dillon Slack, and Michael McClung. Problem solved technical shots. Successfully conveyed mood of the script through image. Established preliminary lighting and color pallet.

 

UNTITLED COMMERCIAL — Magnet Media, New York, NY                                                                                                             DEC 2018

Storyboarded pitch boards for commercial for Google.

 

"MY CLAIM" INFORMATIONAL VIDEO — Lyanne Loriz, Miami, FL                                                                              NOV 2018 – DEC 2018

Storyboarded, drew concept art, created animatic, and created dynamic web assets. Developed shot list and refined story based on discussions with client and subsequent feedback.

"TELEVATE" INFORMATIONAL VIDEO — Hidden Woods Media, Denver, CO                                                                                 NOV 2018

Storyboarded pitch boards for informational video. Established mood, acted characters, and established settings in perspective. 

"BASE JUMPER" COMMERCIAL — Hidden Woods Media, Denver, CO                                                                                           OCT 2018

Storyboarded pitch boards for commercial written by David Stewart. Established mood, lighting, and color while drawing characters and setting on point.

"JOHNNY CAN'T ESCAPE" FEATURE — Lemongrass Industries, Brooklyn, NY                                                              AUG 2017 - SEP 2018

Storyboarded, drew concept art, and illustrated poster for satirical drama-comedy by Zach Meyer. Returned blocking and compositional choices along with staging and camera placement options.

UNTITLED INFORMATIONAL VIDEO — Magnet Media, New York, NY                                                                                              JUL 2018

Storyboarded pitch boards for informational video for Chase Bank. 

"STAGE" ANIMATED SHORT — Srinivasa Jonnavithula, San Jose, CA                                                                                              MAY 2018

Storyboarded and created timed animatic for animated short written by Srinivasa Jonnavithula and Joe Leone. Worked from concept boards. Problem solved staging and blocking of set and characters. Conducted several rounds of revisions with director to ensure precision. 

UNTITLED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE — Noodles & Company, Broomfield, CO                                                                               MAY 2018

Storyboarded concept boards. Collaborated in-house with Jeff Nieberding to develop user experience options for customers.

 

"DESIGNED INVERSION" MUSIC VIDEO — Wolf Tung Media, Denver, CO                                                                                      APR 2018

Storyboarded for music video by All Things Blue. Produced by Christian Hammons and directed by Eric Coombs Esmail.

"HER SPOTLIGHT" SHORT — A-Tari Productions, Atlanta, GA                                                                                                         MAR 2018

Storyboarded drama written by R.J. Dawson, Tari Harrison and Brit Wigintton and directed by Tari Harrison. Collaborated with director, working from script and shot list to visually represent precise camera choices.

"MEANT TO BE" SHORT — Communication Services for the Deaf, Austin, TX                                                                                  FEB 2018

Storyboarded drama written by Ryan Commerson and Directed by Dickie Hearts. Worked from script and shot list. Held to quick, reasonable deadlines while keeping clear expectations of deliverables.

"TURNED OUT" SHORT — Durga Entertainment, New York, NY                                                                                   JUN 2017 – DEC 2017

Storyboarded and illustrated poster for drama by Ritu Pande. Worked from script to provide narrative solutions so as to ensure continuity and pacing of story were optimal. Adhered to prescribed style guide.

UNTITLED COMMERCIAL — Hajin Media, New York, NY                                                                                             OCT 2017 – NOV 2017

Created pitch boards for commercial written by Hajin Rhim. Identified key beats from treatment to support story and punchline. Inquired about all relevant information and returned quick sketches before beginning boards.

"TACHYON" COMIC — 1E, New York, NY                                                                                                                    MAY 2017 – SEP 2017

Illustrated weekly comic for marketing campaign of emerging software for Mandy Fisher. Collaborated with writer to simplify complex information to a broad audience through entertaining story and empathetic characters.

"SCYTHE" FEATURE — LittleBoy Films, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                              JUL 2017 – AUG 2017

Storyboarded horror by Jim Rothman. Closely followed director’s camera choices while refining composition and establishing lighting to capture darkness of film.

"PROFESSIONAL CUDDLER" SHORT — Mika Orr, New York, NY                                                                                                      FEB 2017

Storyboarded romantic comedy by Mika Orr. Helped determine logistics involved in using dolly shot with a high frame rate in times square during a live performance to achieve desired effect.

"F*CK THIS SH*T" MUSIC VIDEO — Retrofuture Productions, New York, NY                                                                                     FEB 2017

Storyboarded comedy by Nick Marchetti. Worked from song lyrics and rough shot list as well as brainstormed with director. Exaggerated camera movements to compliment music and improve comedic value.

"BOY" SHORT — Declan Quinlan, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                                                               JAN 2017

Storyboarded drama by Declan Quinlan. Entered project late and quickly adopted intentionally unconventional shot compositions specified by director of photography to return boards on time.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

"BIOLOGY OF SKIN FOUNDATION" BRAND DESIGN — Montagna Symposium, Portland, OR                                                        APR 2019

Conceptualized logo and style guide for non-profit organization. Worked closely with client to ensure concept and style were in line with message and intent. Provided additional assets for web and print.

UNTITLED LOGO REDESIGN — Carve Systems, Ridgewood, NJ                                                                                  DEC 2018 – MAY 2019

Conceptualized mascot and created logo for print and web for data security firm.

"THE BISTRO" BRAND REDESIGN — SMK Ventures, Westborough, MA                                                                       JUL 2013 – AUG 2013

Created logo, menus, and web design as well as consulted on interior design for restaurant.

"VOCABULARY OF THE MYSTERIES" SHORT — No Prisoners Productions Co., Philadelphia, PA                                                      APR 2012
Illustrated illusionistic background art for science-fiction drama short by Jacob Kindlon and Zack Auron. Incorporated feedback from Art Director to produce effect on time.


"QUEWEY" WEB PLATFORM — Quewey, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                           SEP 2011 – MAY 2012

Designed graphics and responsive website for improved user experience, made art for web and print, designed marketing emails and investor documents, coded for web, and animated informational videos.

"GROUPFLIER" WEB PLATFORM — Townflier, Bethesda, MD                                                                                      JUN 2010 – MAY 2011

​Coded for web, made art for web and print, managed presentation at South by Southwest, created 2D game, designed email and investor documents, and animated informational videos.

SKILLS

Software: Adobe Creative Cloud, Corel Painter, StoryboardPro, HTML5/CSS3, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Mac, PC, Microsoft Office Suite, and Wacom Cintiq. Experienced in ZBrush and Blender.

Creative: Highly trained illustrator, excellent communicator, collaborative, adaptable, industrious, out-of-the-box problem solver, deadline-driven, proactive, highly organized, detail oriented, follow direction well, practiced at giving and receiving critical feedback, strong understanding of film language and camera techniques.