Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Languages
Portfolio
Honors And Awards
Timeline
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Sara Barackzay

Vancouver,BC

Summary

Extensive work experience and excellent knowledge in multi-task situations: illustration, photography, animation, architecture, painting, computer programs, and internet skills.

Overview

11
11
years of professional experience

Work History

Illustrator

University of British Columbia
2023.09 - 2024.01

Illustrator for Associate Dean Faculty of Applied Science- creating Illustrations to accompany short stories that integrate technical content seamlessly in to captivating stories, using storytelling as an education tool to enhance student engagement and understanding of complex- University of British Columbia

Animation and Illustration Instructor

Collingwood School
2023.04 - 2023.08

Teaching for 1-12 classes-West Vancouver

Illustrator

Washington Post
2023.02 - 2023.03

An illustrated celebration of women around the world. A comic series for Washington post.

Illustrator

Malala Fund
2023.01 - 2023.04

Illustrating graphic novel book (All I want right now is to go to school)

Illustrator

USA Welcome Organization
2022.01

Founder and Instructor

Afghan Girl’s Animation Team
2016.03 - 2021.07

Founder and Instructor at the Afghan girl’s Animation Team-Holding 35 Animation and Illustration classes in 7 different cities for Afghan girls.

Illustrator

UNICEF and UNESCO
2021.04 - 2021.12

Illustrating 5 children and education books and publishing them with schools and countryside people.

Game Designer

DIGITAL CITIZEN FUND
2021.01

Artist/Designer

Biginagi Clothes Company
2021.01

Animator and Graphics Designer

Oz Istanbul Group of Companies
2020.01

Mentoring

Afghan Girl’s Robotics Team
2019.01

Animation and Illustration Instructor

Positive Generation Organization
2018.01

Children's Book Illustrator

DARLISH Publishing
2021.01 - 2021.06

Graphic Designer

Click Graphics Company
2017.01 - 2018.01

Physics and Art Teacher

Afghan Turks Girls’ High School
2013.01 - 2015.01

Painting Teacher

Bunyad-i Saieedy Foundation
2009.01

Education

Graduated from Animation Concept art -

Vancouver Film School
01.2023

Graduated from EAP -

University of British Columbia, English Language Institute
Vancouver
11.2021

Bachelor of Arts - English For Creative Art

Vancouver Film School
Vancouver
09.2021

Graduated from the faculty of Animation+ architecture -

Bashkent University
Turkey
01.2019

Skills

  • Team Player
  • Solution oriented
  • Creative and Skilled Animator
  • Strong Communicator
  • Artistic Design
  • Sketching and Modeling
  • Color Selection
  • Art Instruction
  • Sketching and Ideation
  • Visual storytelling
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Graphics Creation
  • Animation Basics
  • Digital illustration
  • Acrylic painting
  • Skilled in Photoshop cc
  • Skilled in Illustrator
  • Skilled in After effects
  • Skilled in Premiere
  • Skilled in Illustrator
  • Skilled in Z brush
  • Skilled in Toon boom harmony
  • Skilled in Autodesk Maya

Portfolio

https://instagram.com/sara.barackzay?igshid=MzMyNGUyNmU2YQ==, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-barackzay-10a716257?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app, https://www.artstation.com/barackzaysara

Honors And Awards

  • Afghanistan’s first female animator
  • Afghanistan’s first female illustrator
  • Art Olympics award, Afghanistan
  • Bebka animation award, Turkey
  • Full university scholarship at Başhkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Khawarazmi mathematic competition certificate
  • Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation art award and certificate
  • Distinguished BC Fellow of Green College 2024-2029
  • Vancouver Film School Full scholarship
  • John Grace Memorial Animator in Residence, Green College - UBC

Timeline

Illustrator

University of British Columbia
2023.09 - 2024.01

Animation and Illustration Instructor

Collingwood School
2023.04 - 2023.08

Illustrator

Washington Post
2023.02 - 2023.03

Illustrator

Malala Fund
2023.01 - 2023.04

Illustrator

USA Welcome Organization
2022.01

Illustrator

UNICEF and UNESCO
2021.04 - 2021.12

Game Designer

DIGITAL CITIZEN FUND
2021.01

Artist/Designer

Biginagi Clothes Company
2021.01

Children's Book Illustrator

DARLISH Publishing
2021.01 - 2021.06

Animator and Graphics Designer

Oz Istanbul Group of Companies
2020.01

Mentoring

Afghan Girl’s Robotics Team
2019.01

Animation and Illustration Instructor

Positive Generation Organization
2018.01

Graphic Designer

Click Graphics Company
2017.01 - 2018.01

Founder and Instructor

Afghan Girl’s Animation Team
2016.03 - 2021.07

Physics and Art Teacher

Afghan Turks Girls’ High School
2013.01 - 2015.01

Painting Teacher

Bunyad-i Saieedy Foundation
2009.01

Graduated from Animation Concept art -

Vancouver Film School

Graduated from EAP -

University of British Columbia, English Language Institute

Bachelor of Arts - English For Creative Art

Vancouver Film School

Graduated from the faculty of Animation+ architecture -

Bashkent University
Sara Barackzay