About Me
 
Alyssa Lloyd

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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

-Walt Disney

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Interests
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Themed Entertainment Design
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Film & TV
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Marketing & Advertising
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Design
Music Performance &
Composition

Let's make your vision into a reality!

As a Pittsburgh, PA native, I have been immersed in the arts from a young age. Since beginning music lessons at age 6 and then later pursuing multimedia arts and music performance in college and beyond, I have always been incredibly passionate about what I do.

Currently, I work full-time as the Digital Content Designer for the Community College of Allegheny County, located in Pittsburgh, PA. I am responsible for creating eye-catching 2D and 3D animations for distribution across CCAC’s digital signage video walls, interactive kiosks, displays, and online platforms. I helped lead the creation of multiple large scale projects, including the Spring 2020 and 2021 Virtual Commencement ceremonies, Nursing Pinning ceremonies, and an animated video series for CCAC’s Youtube channel. I am regularly working on motion graphics, 3D environments, 2D animations, graphic design assets such as interactive kiosk designs, storyboarding sketches, video editing, and much more

In addition to my full-time work, I am a Contract Graphic Designer for the Pittsburgh based startup, AEK Performance Solutions. With AEK, I was the lead designer for our client Cosmetic Bootcamp’s branding overhaul earlier this year and contributed all new logos and graphics, in addition to setting branding standards. For the past two years with the agency, I have created social media advertising campaigns, motion graphics and video edits, blog image designs, web landing pages, 3D animations, infographics, and other promotional materials for our various clients.

I also am a 3D Generalist & Associate Partner with another Pittsburgh based startup, REDD Technology. With the team at REDD, I create 3D assets, motion graphics, and 2D animations to be used in online educational modules for students from middle school to higher education. I also worked on the development and design of the REDD Technology website.

My education was enriching and full of varied experiences. I am a graduate of the Digital Animation & Visual Effects School in Orlando, FL, where I earned my second degree, a Bachelor of Science in Visual Effects Production. While at the DAVE School, I was trained in 3D modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, rendering, rigging, and compositing. My concentration is photo-realistic 3D modeling and texturing, with an emphasis on asset and environment creation.

I am also a graduate of Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, PA, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts with a concentration in Multimedia, in addition to a minor in Trumpet Performance. I graduated with the honor of summa cum laude in three years. ​Skills that I worked on at Duquesne include graphic design, motion graphics, video editing, and more. In addition to my media studies, I took three years of full-time music courses and studied privately with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Beginning in early 2021, I became a NextGen representative on the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Marketing & Communications Committee. I am responsible for taking meeting minutes and for providing relevant insight. I am also a member of the TEA HUBS initiative, where our goal is to create local networks of TEA members in select cities and to strengthen the TEA's presence across the country. I am responsible for spearheading the Pittsburgh TEA Hub, where we recently held our first event. Audio engineer Bonnie Bogovich spoke about sound design for exhibits, VR, and video games. We will be holding virtual and in-person networking events and social events in the coming months!

I have been working as a freelance artist for roughly five years and have worked with clients on projects in many forms of media. For example, I collaborated with Adel Torres-Lopez in 2020 to provide motion graphics and video editing for the made-for-TV webinar series, "Future Proof." Later in 2020, I had the wonderful experience of designing PGHEatz Food Truck's desktop, mobile site, and menu.

From 2017 to late 2018, I worked as the Quality Assurance Intern at the Pittsburgh based medical company Xodus Medical. At Xodus, I created and modified engineering technical drawings, updated design history files for technical products with design, quality, regulatory, and production-related information, and I also assisted in the preparation of regulatory submissions to the FDA

 

I am seeking opportunities in the Themed Entertainment industry in any capacity.

I am also very interested in working with the Film and Television industry, Marketing and Advertising, and other aspects of the Design industry. On the Services page, a list of my skills is available for review. My resume is also available for review by going to the top of this page and clicking on the "Resume" button. For inquiries, please go to the Contact page to send a message, reach out via email (alyssalloyd@live.com), or by phone at 412-977-2538. I will be more than glad to discuss any plans for your visual or music project.