Milan Elise Finnie
Social Media: @milanfinnieartist
University of California, Davis (UC Davis)
Undergraduate Design Program | 2018-2021
Pontifical Catholic University, Rio De Janeiro
Education Abroad Design Program | 2019-2020
Adobe Illustrator (proficient in vector based methods of transforming nature inspired illustrations into digital formats)
Adobe Photoshop (extensive knowledge in the alteration of images through the use of tech-based skills)
Adobe InDesign (experienced in the use of grid systems to accomplish consistent arrangements within publications)
Zoom (experienced coordinating online zoom meetings, sharing presentations, and distributing recorded meetings)
Floor-plans (experienced in the production of digitally composed and hand drawn floor plans, accurately representing scale and shape)
SketchUp (experienced in creating architectural forms through three dimensional software SketchUp)
Prototypes (proficient in creating prototypes of products in early stages, assisting in the early realization of successes and flaws)
Wireframes (experienced in ideating the functions of applications and websites through physical and digital illustrations, considering user experience and user interface)
2013 - 2018
2013 - Present
Visiting Artist Lectures / Artist Talks / Critiques
Brian Goodin, “Pain and Healing Through The Eyes of an Artist,” SD Voice and Viewpoint, January 28, 2021. 9.
Edward Henderson, “Wood Burning Artist Ushers in New Generation of Black Art in SD,” SD Voice and Viewpoint, February 16, 2017.
“Check Out Milan Finnie’s Story,” SD Voyager, February 15, 2021
Susana Peredo, “ART SHOP TALK with Milan Finnie,” Vanguard Culture, San Diego, CA, USA March 29, 2021
LaMonica Peters, “Young artist creates anti-racism mural in Imperial Beach honoring George Floyd” CBS8, San Diego, CA, USA, December 13, 2020
Publications as Author
Milan Finnie, “Chamber Member Highlight: MyCali Designs,” Woodland Chamber of Commerce: Chamber Insider, November 13, 2018. 1.
Hobbies & Interests
Music Mixing / DJing
2020 - 2021
Convivência Com O Biochip (Coexistence with Biochip)
Pontifical Catholic University, Rio De Janeiro
2017 – Present
San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA)
Managed museum exhibitions for display on company website. Engaged with public by responding to inquiries via website, email, and social media. Ensured the functioning of donation links and accounts. Supported event success by assisting guests in feeling welcomed and included.
Marketing and Outreach Assistant
Bayview Community Development Corporation (BCDC)
Served as a main line of communication between the primary office and 100+ property tenants. Developed tech-based solutions to facilitate daily functions. Designed internal documents for meetings and organized documents for future reference.
Independent Contractor Self Employed
Fulfilled commissions for commercial projects and individual projects, including art pieces, logos, font designs, and promotional merchandise (TBS). Managed quotes, invoices, tax filing, and contracts.
Mural da Capoeira, Vila Brandão, Salvador da Bahia, Bahia, BR
In With The New, Hayes Burger Restaurant, Barrio Logan, San Diego, California, USA
Lift Every Voice, Malcolm X Library, San Diego, CA
Blue Door Art Exhibition, Moxie Theater, San Diego, CA, USA
Luscious: A Big & Beautiful Art Show, Mesheeka Gallery, San Diego, CA
19 Shades of Black, San Diego, California, USA (film feature in collaboration with John Brooks)
My Mama Black, San Diego, California, USA (music video feature in collaboration with Real J Wallace)
Private Art Commission, Seeing through Steps, personalized shoes, pyrography on leather, Imperial Beach, CA, USA
Private Art Commission, Capoeira Mural, medium scale indoor mural (5 ft x 8 ft) acrylic on plaster, Vila Brandão, Salvador da Bahia, BA, Brazil
Private Art Commission, Ohm, pyrography artwork for private display, pyrography on plywood, San Diego, CA, USA
Private Art Commission, Feast Your Eyes, pyrographed kitchenware for private display and use, San Diego, CA, USA
Private Art Commissions, Matter by Milan, various private commissions for wood and bead based jewelry, San Diego, CA, USA
Public Art Commission, Who We Are Mural, 6-wall mural (10 ft x 50 ft), Acrylic on brick, StateFarm, Tracey Rivera Imperial Beach, Imperial Beach People’s Alliance, Imperial Beach, CA, USA
Promotional Art Comission, Wrecked Island Tour, Personalized pyrography on promotional merchandise (1,400 products), varying locations along the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego, Turner Broadcasting Station (TBS) in collaboration with Hadley Media, San Diego/Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sun and Sea Festival, Professional Sand Castle Building Competition, Imperial Beach, CA, USA
“Mural Design,” Guest Speaker: Milan Finnie, guest lecturer for youth art class, High Tech High Chula Vista, San Diego, CA, USA, February 4th.
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