Maria Raykova résumé
© Maria Raykova 2015

Education

University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts

B.A. Animation & Digital Arts / expected graduation May 2015

Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

Study abroad semester


Experience

USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

REU Program / Summer 2014 / Catalina Island, CA

Worked independently at Wrigley Marine Science Center as resident animator alongside NSF-funded research fellows, fostering collaboration between scientists & visual artists.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Internship Program / Summer 2013 / Pasadena, CA

Sole creator of a 5-minute, fully-animated film about mangrove forests & radar remote sensing. Spent 10 weeks full-time at JPL, working closely with a NASA senior scientist.


Awards

2nd Prize, USC Science Films Competition 2012

Led a team of five as director, writer, & animator on the educational short "It's All in You."


Skills

Animation & VFX

Toon Boom Studio 6

Photoshop CS6

After Effects CS6

Maya 2014-15

Premiere Pro CS6

Dragonframe

Nuke

Graphic Design

Illustrator CS6

InDesign CS6

Web Publishing

Basic HTML and CSS

Dreamweaver CS6

Fine Art/Illustration

Portfolio

Foreign Languages

French

Bulgarian

Italian

Theater

Member of Extracurricular Players at Caltech (EXPLiCIT)

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