ABOUT ME

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Michelle Santoso is an art production specialist and illustrator, who is passionate about the creative process of stroytelling. She currently works as a Story/Design Assistant Production Manager at Warner Bros. Animation for the anticipated 3D series, Wings of Fire.

 

Past production experiences include Lovestruck app, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, the latest season of Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets, and a 2D sequence in Star Wars: Rebels.​ She has also illustrated as a freelance artist for a number of years.

She graduated from San Jose State University with a BFA degree in animation / illustration, and a minor in business. Her skill and education in both fields have helped her done well in her past production and freelance experiences.

Outside of work, she enjoys plein air painting, portrait painting, sewing, watching tv series and movies, as well as gaming with her family and friends.

EXPERIENCES

Story/Design Assistant Production Manager
Warner Bros. Animation

Burbank, CA
July 2021 - Current

  • Working closely with Executive Producers, Supervising Directors, and Production Managers

  • Attend discussions, take detailed notes, and ensure notes are tracked and delivered in a timely manner

  • Elevate any scheduling or paramter concerns to Production Managers

  • Facilitate communication between the different departments

  • Ensure artists receive the necessary files prior to production

  • Prepare shipping package for overseas vendor studios

Art Outsource Associate
Voltage Entertainment USA

San Francisco, CA
Jan 2019 – July 2021

  • Coordinate local and international outsource artists and studios  

  • Schedule and supervise art tasks for internal and external artists

  • Deliver assignment packages in a clear and concise manner

  • Provide, gather, and communicate feedback for all outsourced artwork

  • Generate, collect, and process documents and invoices

  • Assist in developing new invoicing systems to streamline the process

  • Provide periodical art budget and cost forecast for the finance team

  • Revise artwork and process final assets

Production Assistant
Ghostbot, Inc.

Daly City, CA
Mar 2017 – Apr 2018

  • Worked with senior producers in managing multiple shows simultaneously

  • Assisted directors and internal team throughout the entire production process

  • Maintained professional relationship with clients and outsource vendors        

  • Maintained directors’ schedules and determined priorities    

  • Assured quality and timeliness of each delivery

  • Tracked notes and milestones for all assets

  • Completed script breakdowns

  • Set up meetings and reviews

Freelance Artist
Various Clients

Santa Clara, CA
Jun 2012 – Present

  • Completed sets of twelve illustrations for a company’s annual calendar

  • Created websites, business cards, greeting cards, and logos

  • Designed and illustrated red envelope and notebook cover

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SOFT SKILL

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Highly proactive with a willingness to learn

  • Very collaborative as well as independent

  • Great attitude and fun sense of humor

  • Highly observant and forward thinking 


  • Dedicated and creative problem solver

SOFTWARE

  • Windows and MacOS

  • Microsoft Office

  • Google Suite

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Autodesk Maya

  • Storyboard Pro

  • Asana

  • Procreate

EDUCATION

San Jose State University

  • BFA in Animation / Illustration

  • Minor in Business

CONTACT

Feel free to contact me by submitting the form below or at michellesantoso88@gmail.com

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