INTERACTIVE DESIGNER | INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
& TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT
Hello! I'm Ana M. Penaranda, a designer residing in the beautiful city of Los Angeles.
I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. One of my passions was to study computer animation, so that is the reason why I came to the U.S. in 2007 to pursue a career in CGI and VFX.
Since then, I've been designing for about ten years, working on all sorts of projects; from graphics and interactive design through branding, multimedia production, animation, photography, film, editing, and instructional design.
Currently, I work for CSUN at the Career Center as a Multimedia Content Developer, and a supervise the department's multimedia team. I'm also getting an M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology from CSUF, which I hope to complete in Spring 2018.
I'm also a coffee lover, I like traveling, and of course, the combination of art, design, and technology are my daily passions!
Areas of Expertise
M.S. Instructional Design & Technology
California State University, Fullerton
Direct applications of emerging technology for teaching, learning, training and/or curriculum development.
B.A. ART & ANIMATION
California State University, Northridge
Animation Track in 2D Design & 3D Animation.
Pre-Vis, character animation, CG modeling, texture painting, lighting, and compositing.
A.A. COMPUTER ANIMATION
COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
Video game design, TV and Motion picture production, 2D animation, character design, layout, storyboarding, and 3D computer animation
B.A. GRAPHIC DESIGN & MULTIMEDIA
LASALLE COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL
Graphic design, motion graphics, digital media, gaming, broadcast, interactive artworks, animation, and Web-based technology.
Wireframing & UI Prototyping, visual communication, user empathy, and interaction design
MARKETING & BRANDING
Data analysis, research, brand-building, storytelling, selling, and understanding of target markets
color correction, retouching, creativity, and eye for detail
ANIMATION | MOTION GRAPHICS
storyboarding, 2D animation, and 3D modeling
filming, editing, color correction,
Curriculum & instructional development, Instructional technologist
"Ana is ideally suited to work in a technical and creative capacity in a higher education setting. She understands the mission of public higher education and can articulate that mission to the public. Ana has a rare combination of technical and creative skills."
"Ana is a genuinely a rare asset to any organization. Her strengths are hard to narrow down, as she has so many. She is one of the more adaptable individuals and can truly shine in any professional work environment."
"Ana stood out from our large pool of candidates. I was very impressed with her work and found her to be a valuable asset to our team. I soon realized I could rely on Ana to tackle each project with dedication and focus – delivering everything within strict deadlines and either meeting or exceeding our high standards of quality."
“Ana excels at her job and is a superb professional who is responsible, ethical, dedicated and reliable. Her work is of the highest quality and she is an excellent role model for the student assistants she supervises.”
Some of my previous jobs
Had the privilege to work with these companies as a designer, artists, and consultant
MULTIMEDIA CONTENT DEVELOPER
California State University, Northridge | CAREER CENTER
Provide vision for the overall scope of multimedia content
for the Career Center
Responsible for the art direction and creative design/input associated with the department’s career messaging
and e-learning materials
Supervise and mentor student assistants on best practices in shooting, editing, animating, designing, and distributing
self-made instructional multimedia content
LEARNING TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST
& INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER
College of the Canyons | STUDENT SUCCESS & SUPPORT
Planed, designed, and developed multimedia learning/training elements to assist career counselors in helping students with academic difficulty
Disseminated knowledge of emerging educational technologies, instructional design research, and universal design applications that address multiple learning styles and accessibilities
DreamWorks Animation Studios |
EDUCATION & TRAINING DEPARTMENT
Collaborated with videography team by shooting and editing studio events, training sessions, and guest speakers
Enhanced studio's Online training sessions
Assisted in set preparation for remote productions, including set-up, lighting, placement of cameras, running of cables, location of microphones, color balancing of cameras
CREATIVE DESIGNER & MEDIA
College of the Canyons | DISTANCE LEARNING
Advised and guided faculty through the proper way of designing, construction, and developing Online course materials
Shaped and designed educational modules based on a grant founded by the government to produce Open Educational Resources
Supervised technical quality of the end product and delivered projects assigned with dedication and focus