EXPERIENCE

Freelance       2005 - Present

  • Art Direction

  • Animation & VFX

  • Storyboards, Animatics

  • Character Animation

  • Illustration & Concept Art

Art Director    National Geographic Explorer     New York, NY     07/17 - Present

Motion Graphics Designer     National Geographic Explorer     New York, NY     09/16 - 06/17

Line.png

Digital Art Director     The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore     New York, NY     02/15 - 09/16

Art Director       adultswim.com       New York, NY       06/12 - 07/14

Developed, pitched, and refined creative solutions with producers. Lead art/VFX team creating art and animation assets for web videos. Hired, trained, and managed new artists and freelancers. Created illustration, animation, VFX, concept art, storyboards, animatics, practical props/FX & costumes, music, sound design.

Storyboard/Animatic Artist       Curious Pictures       New York, NY       06/09 - 08/10

Created episode storyboards, simultaneously developed boards into animatics. Pitched storyboards and animatics to producers and research department.

Lead Storyboard/Animatic Artist       Little Airplane       New York, NY       10/06 - 06/09

Created episode storyboards, simultaneously developed boards into animatics. Pitched storyboards and animatics to producers and research department. Trained and lead new artists.

Lead Animator/Senior Artist       Humongous Entertainment       Seattle, WA       03/01 - 03/05

Lead game animation teams, trained new animators & artists. Liaised with external ink & paint companies and identified inefficiencies & refinement areas in animation process. Contributed to game, puzzle, and story design. Created 2D/3D/traditional animation and game art, concept art, storyboards.

SOFTWARE

  • PC and Mac

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Media Encoder

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Ableton Live

  • Audacity

CLIENTS INCLUDE

  • IBM

  • The Onion

  • Comedy Central

  • Cartoon Network

  • Adult Swim

  • Nick Jr/Nicktoons

  • Google

  • L'Oreal

  • Weatherhead Experience Design

  • Little Airplane Inc

  • Humongous Entertainment

EDUCATION

VanArts, Montreal, Quebec     2009

PIXAR Masterclass - Animation, Storyboarding, and Story Development

Northwest College of Art, Poulsbo, WA       1991

Associate Degree, Visual Communication