Amanda Melendez-Snyder

Digital Artist based in Sacramento, CA

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Email amanda.107@yahoo.com

Phone 818-451-9153

Address Folsom, CA
USA

I am a life long student of visual design and technologies and wish to use my talents to bring social awareness, and acceptance of those with developmental disabilities.

I know basic ASL (sign language), IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), the California Lanternman Developmental Disabilities Act. My family has benefited from the California Early Start program for toddlers and infants. I am familiar with how California Regional centers work with families.

I studied Graphic Design, Video Production, 2D and 3D Animation and Modeling. I worked in the toy industry for 15 years but am circling back to my creative roots.


Clients

Electric Eel Productions
Action Photography Conrad
Terrisse Creative
Brandon Alexander

Specialties

Art Production
Product Development
Administration Management

Skills

Photoshop
Illustrator
After Effects
Premiere Pro
MS Office
Vyond Animation

Experience

TinkerTini, LLC

Operations Manager

Redondo Beach, CA · 5/1/20 – 8/5/22

First point of contact for Inventors. Managed Inventor accounts and executed client agreements. Managed reporting and samples, Managed website, Contract Administration, Support team events and travel, Graphic Design and 2D Animation support.

Jakks Pacific Inc

Sr. Manager Inventor Relations

Santa Barbara, CA · 3/23/18 – 4/24/20

Managed Inventor Relations Outreach Program for two years. First point of contact for inventors, Tracked Inventor submissions, Updated inventors on status of submissions, held weekly concept review meetings with Design and Development Directors and managed progress of each submission, Contract Administration, Coordinated sample shipments and returns.

Jakks Pacific, Inc.

Administrative Assistant/ Inventor Relations Manager

Santa Monica, CA · 2010 – 2017

Five and a half years of Inventor Relations experience.
Seven and half years of Executive Assistant experience.
Providing advanced customer service and administrative support services.
Managing Inventor Relations process and procedure.
Point person for all inventor communication, and relationship management.
Ensuring legal compliance and procedure to minimize risk.
Documenting submissions and updates into a corporate database.
Contacting applicants to procure accuracy and completeness of submissions.
Respond to and document phone and email inquiries regarding status of projects.
Evaluating weakness and strengths of each submission.
Elevating strong concepts and presenting demonstrations to management.
Liaise between inventors and company on business agreements.
Administering new legal contracts; Analyzing and interpreting existing contracts.
Training and mentoring four new staff members.

Jakks Pacific, Inc.

Associate Project Manager

Malibu, CA · 2008 – 2010

Assisted Director with toy design: Administrative help, tracking communication between Hong Kong office and US office, tracking design changes. Submitting Licensor approvals, managing samples for meetings & tradeshows. Managed invoicing for Design Department.

Drissi Multimedia

DVD Production Artist

Los Angeles, CA · 2006 – 2007

Typography design and localization of DVD menus including static and motion menus, DVD games, bonus materials, CD-ROM, title cards, dubbing credits, warning & rating cards

Grammar and formatting rules followed for 39 languages

Quality Control of graphics and resolution of any technical or content issues

Files delivered in NTSC and PAL, in wide or letterboxed, or full frame aspect ratios: Standard Definition, HDTV, and Blu-Ray

Technicolor

DVD Production Artist

Burbank, CA · 2004 – 2006

Typography design and localization of DVD menus including static and motion menus, DVD games, bonus materials, CD-ROM, title cards, dubbing credits, warning & rating cards

Grammar and formatting rules followed for 39 languages

Quality Control of graphics and resolution of any technical or content issues

Files delivered in NTSC and PAL, in wide or letterboxed, or full frame aspect ratios: Standard Definition, HDTV, and Blu-Ray

Technicolor

Assets Technician

Burbank, CA · 2003 – 2004

Pre-Screen DVD assets for technical accuracy. Assets include: audio, video, subtitles, warning cards, dub cards, bonus content.

Education

Cogswell Polytechnical College

3D Animation & Modeling

Sunnyvale, CA · 1999 – 2002

Santa Barbara City College

Multimedia Arts & Technologies

Santa Barbara, CA · 1997 – 1999

Exhibitions

2012 Esparanza & Don Marco (Group), La Raza Community Center, Sacramento, CA