About

Dylan is an illustrator, writer, and designer currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. While originally a Michigan native, she ventured to 'the land' in 2013 to pursue a BFA in animation at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and graduated in 2017. 

During her time at the Cleveland Institute of Art, she developed a skill set in visual development, digital painting, screenwriting, storyboarding, 3D-lighting/rendering, and 2D-animation. She was also introduced to multiple aspects of the animation pipeline through various professional opportunities. Additionally, she has 5 years of management experience and customer service skills.

 

She developed two animated shorts during her undergrad: Snø, a collaborative film that was showcased on a planetarium dome in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History; and datura, her senior thesis film which was showcased in the Cleveland Institute of Art's 2017 Student Summer Exhibition.

In her spare time, Dylan enjoys making friends with cats, eating spicy food, and binge-playing The Sims. More recently, she's been working with a vocal coach to help further develop her skill in singing.

Experience

Halo Renders

Project Manager / Customer Care

Solon, OH  |  May 2020 - Present

  • Answer questions via email or phone correspondence.

  • Deliver architectural renders to clients in a timely manner.

  • Communicate with and oversee international editing team to achieve client's desired final output.

  • Provide consistent, fast, and empathetic customer support.

Pro Image Experts

Video Creator / Customer Care

 Solon, OH  |  May 2017 - May 2020

  • Create video tutorials (using Camtasia) showing how to navigate through the website for Photographer’s Edit; a custom photography outsourcing company.

  • Write scripts, record + edit audio in Audacity for narration in videos.

  • Assist photographers in using outsourcing services + answer questions via email or phone correspondence.

  • Help photographers troubleshoot in Lightroom if needed.

  • Communicate with international editing team to achieve desired final output.

  • Provide consistent, fast, and empathetic customer support.

American Greetings

Lighting / Rendering Intern 

 Cleveland, OH  |  Aug. 2016 - Jan. 2017

  • Work on a team, conduct lighting tests in Autodesk Maya.

  • Render and export all final images + layers for a series of 3D-animated Carebears shorts on YouTube: Care Package Chronicles.

Halo Media Works

Freelance 2D-Animator  

 Cleveland, OH  |  Oct. 2016 & June 2017

  • Animate + organize assets in Toon Boom. 

  • Composite + export final animation in Adobe After Effects.

International Services Center

Freelance 2D-Animator

 Cleveland, OH  |  June - Nov. 2016

  • Storyboard key story moments. 

  • Adjust timing, add dialogue, composite, and lay out scenes for educational animations.

 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

2D-Artist / Animator

 Cleveland, OH  |  Sept. 2015 - Apr. 2016

  • Collaborate on a short animated film for the showing of '360° of Sight + Sound', presented on a planetarium dome at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 

  • Create assets in Photoshop, animate in Flash (Animate).

  • Composite + export visuals and audio in After Effects.

Dog Eat Dog Productions, LLC

Previsualization Intern

 Cleveland, OH  |  Sept. 2015 - Nov. 2015

  • Create storyboards based on director's shot list. 

  • Lay out shots, 3D-animate, and composite previsualization footage using Autodesk Maya for the feature film: Dog Eat Dog  (2016), directed by Paul Schrader.

Potbelly Sandwich Works

Shift Leader

 Allen Park, MI > Cleveland, OH  |  June 2012 - Apr. 2017

  • Lead staff to success through coaching, teamwork, and accountability.

  • Manage weekly inventory/ordering, sales, and labor.

dylan kamalay | dskamalay@gmail.com | 313-384-9184
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