Biography

PROFESSIONAL ISSA

Issa was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico and attended Carleton College in Minnesota. He became an art major and found no other subject as fun to draw as people. Through Carleton’s resources in the arts, Issa has been able to make art across the globe: he has traveled to New Zealand, The Cook Islands, Australia, Japan and within the US he has been to New York and New Hampshire. He is currently learning 3D modeling and hopes to become a character artist for video games and a working artist.

PERSONAL ISSA

Growing up in a small, rural ski town, Issa spent much of his time snowboarding, hiking and swimming. He continues to enjoy all three and is a big fan of summer camp. He is currently learning guitar and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. 

RESUME

EDUCATION

 

Carleton College, Northfield, MN

BA Studio Art, Distinction in Major, Distinction in Senior Thesis, Phi Beta Kappa 

 

ART EXPERIENCE

 

Educational Associate Carleton College Art and Art History Department. Perlman Teaching Museum. Northfield, MN. 2018-2019

 

Roy Grow Fellow Roy Grow Fellowship. Tokyo, Japan. Summer 2017

Learned about the art and culture of manga and anime while improving my Japanese

 

Character Artist Carleton College. Northfield, MN. Winter 2017 – Spring 2018

Creating a historical video game with a team of two professors and eight other students about the Boston Massacre. Editing characters and clothes in Adobe Fuse and Adobe Mixamo

 

Editor Carleton Graphic. Northfield, MN. Fall 2016 – Spring 2018

Write, edit and publish comics. I use Photoshop for editing and InDesign for publishing

 

High School Teaching Intern The Dublin School. Dublin, NH. Winter 2017

Learned about private boarding school culture, art curriculum and teaching practices. I taught Spanish classes as well as art classes

 

Learning and Teaching Center Fellow Carleton College. Northfield, MN. Fall 2016 – Winter 2018

Facilitated and participated in book groups in 2015. Became a student fellow Fall of 2016 and as a student observer, I worked to provide feedback to professors who requested assistance in improving specific teaching pedagogy concerns. I also support the Learning and Teaching Center’s program development