Resume



Skills
Organized, efficient worker with good communication and presentation skills.
Strong grasp of both CG and 2D animation techniques.
Proficient in all aspects of CG workflow including modeling, texturing, rigging, etc.
Strong drawing, illustration, and design sensibilities.

Education
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Animation Major, Class of 2008. Dean's List Grad.

Perpich Center for Arts Education, High School Diploma
Visual Arts Concentration, Class of 2004. Honor Grad.

Work Experience

Game Artist/Designer   King Show Games  Sept 2011 - Present
I work in small teams of artists to create, implement and deliver quality game art and design in a deadline oriented environment.  My key responsibilities include illustration, graphic design, 2D and CG animation, as well as concept design and QA testing.


Freelance Animator  Make Visual  November 2012 - December 2013
Worked doing 2D character animation for Quitplan, Angry Birds, and DuPont television commercials. Responsibilities included character animation, clean up, and coloring.

Game Design TA   The Minneapolis College of Art and Design  June - July 2011
Assisted teaching introductory game design to participants in MCAD's Pre-College Summer Program. Lessons included the basics of Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and the fundamentals of game design.

Contract Animator   Make Visual  August 2010 - May 2011
Worked to create a series of short 2D character animations for use as flashbacks in the live action documentary “Invisible to You.” Responsibilities included character animation, clean up, and coloring.

Flash Animation TA   The Minneapolis College of Art and Design  June - July 2010
Assisted in instructing high school students in the principles and techniques of Flash animation.

Animation Lab Technician/Tutor    The Academy of Art University  Nov 2008 - May 2010
Worked in the Academy animation labs, providing assistance to the school's vfx, animation, and game design students. Responsibilities included instructing students in the tools and techniques of animation, troubleshooting problems with software, providing support for Mac and PC hardware, and advising students on their projects.

Freelance Animator    Make Visual  Sept 2008 - May 2010
Worked remotely and in studio doing animation, cleanup, and color for a series of 2D animated 30 second TV commercials. Clients included Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Best Buy, and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Animation Tutor  The Minneapolis College of Art and Design  June - July 2008
Taught introductory level animation to participants in MCAD's Pre-College Summer Program. Lessons included the use of Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut, and sound editing software.

CG Animation Intern     Nickelodeon Animation Studios  Aug - Dec 2007
Worked in a small group of three animators to create the commercial bumper “Papalito, Game Time.” Responsibilities included modeling, texturing, and character animation.

Software Proficiency
Photoshop        Maya          3D Studio Max       Zbrush     Unity
After Effects      Final Cut     Mudbox                 Flash       Illustrator