EXPERIENCE

Freelance       2005 - Present

  • Art Direction
  • Animation & VFX
  • Storyboards, Animatics
  • Character Animation
  • Illustration & Concept Art

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. Shows:

  • Team Umizoomi (Nick Jr)
  • NFL Rush Zone (Nicktoons)

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. Shows:

  • Wonder Pets (Nick Jr) - Guest Director: Visitor's Birthday
  • Third and Bird (BBC)
  • Small Potatoes

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
  • Adobe Flash
  • Ableton Live
  • Audacity

CLIENTS INCLUDE

  • 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