last updated: april 2018

work experience

Staff Animator at Minnow Mountain (2018)
In-between animator for 'Undone.' 

Executive Assistant at Pest Management, Inc and Argument-Driven Inquiry (2017 - 2018)
Key responsibilities included clerical duties, customer service, and answering phones. In addition, the positions required constant creation and implementation of new organizational systems to accommodate business growth, learning new software and techniques to best run publications, and marketing media creation. Functioned in direct support to top-level company executives in a fast-paced office. In charge of projects as assigned, as well as managerial and support duties to office staff and field technicians. 

RIT FVASA Workshop Instructor (2014 - 2016) 
The job requires the ability to create, organize, and teach bi-weekly drawing and painting workshops to supplement the curriculum at RIT's School of Film and Animation. Post-course, compile and distribute tutorials and summaries for interested students not in attendance. 

Freelance Assistant Art Director at Optic Sky Productions (2014-2015)
Directed staff and created props and elements for several local music videos and commercials. 

computer literacy

Well-Versed: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, TV Paint
Acquainted: Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Illustrator, ToonBoom Harmony
Coding Languages: HTML/CSS, Python

Comfortable on both Windows and Macintosh systems. 
Curates and maintains a social media presence on platforms such as Twitter and Instagram (@leylses).


Rochester Institute of Technology
Enrolled: August 2012 | Expected Graduation: May 2018
BS Applied Arts and Sciences

Production Roles:

  • Art Director  
    • 2014: Saga (dir. Michael A. Slack)
    • 2015: Flight Cycle (dir. Andreas Roalsvig), Pussy Magnet (dir. Kevin Mead)
  • 1st Assistant Director
    • 2013: ARC (dir. Mark Logan) 
    • 2014-2015: Saga, Daniella (dir. Michael A. Slack)
    • Assisted: Bosworth (dir. Michael A. Slack)

miscellaneous skills

Promotes a healthy working environment through prior experience in mediation and public speaking. Remains task-oriented, organized, and level-headed in stressful situations. 

Fluent in Russian; proficient in French; holds survival proficiency with German and American Sign Language. 

zines & publications

such stuff as dreams were made on: a shakespeare zine for the 21st century (2017)
FORGED: a zine about women, women-aligned people, and girls with swords and what they mean to us (2017)