RESUME

 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  2004 - 2007
MFA, Division of Animation and Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts

  • Bernard Kantor Scholarship Award Winner
  • Harold Lloyd Foundation Scholarship Award Winner
  • T.A. for Undergraduate Animation Classes

 

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO  |  Amherst, NY  |  1999 - 2003
BFA, Computer Art and Media Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Golden Key Honor Society and University at Buffalo Honors Program

 

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION  |  Glendale, CA  |  2014 - Present
Previz + Rough Layout Artist

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DREAMWORKS ANIMATION  |  Glendale, CA  |  2009 - 2013
Final Layout Artist

  • Created final camerawork using combination of keyframe animation and intersense camera capture rig
  • Worked with production designer and art director on various set dressing tasks
  • Set sequence wide stereo depth and blending
  • Setup and prepared scenes with final assets for animation department
  • Fielded and addressed inter-departmental revision requests

 

FULLTANK  |  Santa Monica, CA  |  2008 - 2009
Lead CG Artist

  • Small studio specializing in motion graphics, animation and VFX for commercial and music video projects
  • Worked as 3D generalist, creating assets for clients such as Fox Sports, HP and Prince
  • Led a team of artists through all stages of CG production from design through final render and comp

 

FREESTYLE COLLECTIVE  |  New York, NY  |  2003
Motion Graphics Intern

 

NICE SHOES  |  New York, NY  |  2000 - 2001
Post Production Intern

 

FILMOGRAPHY

"MEMORIAL"  |  Co-Writer, Director, Animator, Producer  |  2006
Animated short film, created while student at USC

  • Screened as part of Siggraph Animation Theater and 2007 Modern Animation Exhibition at San Francisco MOMA
  • Screened at over 30 international film festivals including Hiroshima Animation Festival, Anima-Mundi & LA Shorts Fest
  • Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films - "Best Student Animated Film"
  • Stash Global Student Animation Awards - "Best Animation Award Runner-Up"
  • Angelus Student Film Awards - "Best Animated Film Finalist"

"BOMB IT"  |  Animator  |  2007

"HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON"  |  Final Layout Artist  |  2010

"MEGAMIND"  |  Final Layout Artist  |  2010

"MEGAMIND: THE BUTTON OF DOOM"  |  Final Layout Artist  |  2011

"KUNG FU PANDA 2"  |  Final Layout Artist  |  2011

"MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED"  |  Final Layout Artist  |  2012

"RISE OF THE GUARDIANS"  |  Final Layout Artist  |  2012

"ME AND MY SHADOW"  |  Final Layout Artist  |  Unreleased

"B.O.O.: BUREAU OF OTHERWORLDLY OPERATIONS"  |  Previz + Rough Layout Artist  |  Unreleased

"KUNG FU PANDA 3"  |  Previz + Rough Layout Artist  |  2016

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Deconstruction” Gnomon Workshop DVD Digital Sets 4: 3D Image-Based Terrain

“Fresh From The Festivals” Animation World Magazine / Animation World Network, July 2006

“Global Student Animation Award Winners” Stash DVD Magazine, Issue 25

 

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

Linux, Windows & Macintosh Operating Systems, Maya & MEL Scripting, Nuke, Shake, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Graphic Design, Storytelling, Compositing, Look Development