I'm trained in traditional animation and I apply the classic artform's principles and philosophies in my modern work. I mainly work in and highly skilled at After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

I have more than 15 years experience in the production, brand, and advertising industry creating animated videos, films, web series, and TV commercials. On most projects I have worked directly with clients from concept to creation. I have worked in and collaborated with every aspect of film production, for both animated and live action. My main focuses are art directing, animation, creative writing, storyboard development, character and environmental design, and on set visual effects supervising and directing.

I am a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor degree in Film and Video. Along with my concentration of traditional animation, I also studied stop motion animation, alternative animation techniques and film production. While at Columbia College, I had the opportunity to independently and collaboratively produce short animated and live action films. I also have an Associates degree in Graphic Design.

Professional Experience


GoDaddy
January 2012 - Current
Animation | Motion Graphics | Art Direction
National and international commercials.
Web series and Super Bowl commercials.

Freelance
February 2007 - Current
Animation | Motion Graphics | Design
Freelance clients:
Converse Marketing | Caterpillar Inc.
Morton Buildings | AdCo | Epipheo Studios
RoboDynamics | Geni | Firedog | Earwolf
Marlin (Film 2009) Concept Artist

Water Street Media Works
June 2010 - August 2011
Director of Graphics and Animation

Morton Buildings
June 2003 - February 2007
Video Technician | Animation | Design

Education


Columbia College
Chicago IL
September 2007 - May 2009
Bachelor in Film and Video
Concentration: Traditional Animation

Illinois Central College
East Peoria IL
January 2005 - December 2006
Associate in Graphic Design

Morton High School
Morton IL
August 2001 - December 2004

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