Resume  

 

Professional Profile

  • Strong understanding of traditional character animation workflow and principles
  • Experience with 3D modeling, rigging, texturing, lighting, compositing and rendering. Familiar with video editing and music production
  • Familiar with Camera matching and tracking
  • Traditional art background in drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture
  • Skilled at troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Excellent communication and computer skills - PC and Mac

Experience

Freelance Animator (2013 - present)

Lynda.com (2012)

  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Animated artwork for online video tutorials
Show Creators, Inc. (A Blue Man Group production) (2011-2012)

  • Modeled and rigged facial poses for six distinct characters
  • Developed a layout format for rapid feedback and useful critique
Rhythm & Hues Studios (2011)

    • Character Animation TD
    • Provided Character animation on "Mr. Popper's Penguins" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked" for director's approval

3D Visualizer (2007-2010)

  • Produced interactive simulations, flyovers, and physically accurate photo studies on a variety of civil engineering projects
  • Camera matched on-site photos to composite CAD geometry for realistic simulations 
Animated Short Film Collaboration - " Lord of the Flies" (2007)

    • Co-Writer and Lead Animator for animated short about two skinny treefrogs that harass a bullfrog
    • Responsible for layout, modeling, lighting, rendering, texturing and animation

Education   

Animation Mentor (2010) Online

Certified Diploma in Advanced Studies in Character Animation

School of Communication Arts (1997) - Minneapolis, MN

Concentration on 3D Studio Max and Softimage

St John’s University (1989) Collegeville, MN

Bachelor of Science, Studio Arts

Illinois Institute of Technology (1985) Chicago, IL

Concentration on Photography and Product Design

 

Technical Skills

Maya, 3ds MAX, Cinema4D, Voodoo (proprietary), Blender, Syntheyes, Mocha, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Vegas Pro, Flip Book

 

Awards & Honors

            Animated Short Film "Lord of the Flies" (2008)

  • Alice Radio's 3 Minute Film Fest (San Francisco, CA)

Finalist

  • Rome International Film Festival (Rome, GA)

Nominated in the Animated Shorts category