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
Administration

Skills

GoogleDocs
GoogleSheets
GoogleDrive
MS Word
MS Excel
MS PowerPoint
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Premiere Pro
After Effects
Vyond Animation
Zoom
Skype
Mac and PC OS

Experience

TinkerTini, LLC

Operations Manager

Redondo Beach, CA · 5/1/20 – 8/5/22

Successfully managed company operations during a two-year 600% growth period.

Produced four episodes of “TinkerToons” educational videos (https://www.tinkertini.net/tinkertoons).

Created and configured 400+ inventor accounts specific to client registration.

Managed and contributed graphic assets to WIX website.

Drafted 40+ new licensing contracts resulting in incremental income for clients.

Created graphic assets to support WIX website, Tinkerly platform and PR initiatives.

Jakks Pacific Inc

Sr. Manager Inventor Relations

Santa Barbara, CA · 3/23/18 – 4/24/20

Managed Inventor Relations Outreach Program for two years.

Project managed approximately 800+ intellectual property submissions per year.

Successfully re-organized and migrated operations from an excel sheet to an online platform.

Lead cross-functional teams to identify and execute licensing opportunities resulting in incremental sales.

Jakks Pacific, Inc.

Administrative Assistant/ Inventor Relations Manager

Santa Monica, CA · 2010 – 2017

Managed the Inventor Relations Outreach program for five and a half years.

Provided seven and half years of support to SVP of Design as an Executive Assistant.

Assisted in development of proprietary online platform for inventor submissions.

Lead cross functional teams to identify and secure licensing opportunities resulting in incremental sales.

Administered hundreds of legal contracts.

Trained and mentored four new staff members.

Jakks Pacific, Inc.

Associate Project Manager

Malibu, CA · 2008 – 2010

Co-lead product development with Senior Director and liaised with Marketing, Legal, Costing, Planning and Hong Kong teams.

Coordinated work to external vendors.

Developed internal financial budgeting system for 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

University of Silicon Valley

Video Imaging / 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