Experience

 

Funimation

UI/UX Designer

Feb 2016 – Sep 2017

Designed and created DVD and Blu-Ray menus for anime home releases in a self-managed department while working closely with design and authoring departments. 
 

Bottle Rocket

Quality Assurance

Jan 2015 – April 2015 / August 2015 - Present 

Worked collaboratively to discover and report technical failings of applications on multiple devices, including mobile, tablet, and smart watch. Also, oversaw as a quality assurance lead and shipped the ASK petMD app. 

 

Music Audience Exchange (MAX) 

UX/UI Designer

April 2015 - August 2015

Created multi-platform ad campaigns that partnered musicians with other companies. Included web layouts, mobile ads, and social media pages.

 

Legit Pictures

Quality Control / Studio Operations

2008 – Jan 2015

Provided media quality control, supervised scripts, video/audio editing, managed productions and worked as an actor/voice actor developing over a dozen short films and a feature length production. 

 

Dinosaur Drive-By (Computer Game)

Art Director / Animator / Development

Fall 2013

Animated character sprites, working closely with programmers as a tester to find bugs as well as improve gameplay.

 

Global Game Jam Cologne (Mobile App)

Art Director / Animator / Development

Spring 2013

Our team of four created the mobile game “Super Sloth Jazz jam” (available on the iTunes App Store) over the course of just 48 hours.

 

Painting with a Twist 

Painting Instructor

2012 - 2013

Instructed large groups on painting techniques for about 2 hour sessions each while providing first-hand examples.

 

 

 

Education

 

Bachelor of Science in Visualization

Texas A&M University

May 2014 – College Station, Texas

 

Semester Abroad

Academy for International Education

Spring 2013 – Bonn, Germany

 

Skills

 

Computer Skills

Adobe Master Collection, Microsoft Office, All Social Networking Platforms, Windows and Mac OS

 

Technical Skills

Digital Content Creation, Media Production, Asset Management, Detailed Organization, QA Testing and Analysis, Voice Overs

 

Recognition

 

Student Representative

Department of Visualization

Texas A&M University – 2013

 

IMDB Credentials

Bitter Memories

Audio Department – 2008

Ingress

Actor – 2016

 

Contact

 

956.605.1240

Ethan.S.Gallardo@gmail.com

5769 Belt Line Rd, Apt 801

Dallas, TX 75254