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  • 19 years experience in animation and interactive industry.
  • Creatively and technically minded – able to create ideas beyond the norm and develop plans to deliver.
  • Self-motivated to make the next project better than the last and to never stop learning.
  • A receptive attitude allows being both a group player and a team leader.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details without losing sight of goals and budgets.
  • Large interest in multiple mediums and styles allows for greater diversity in developing creative ideas for digital and physical solutions.

Work Experience:

VML

Sr. Motion Graphics Designer
January 2011 – Present
Motion Design – 3d Animation – Fabrication – Photography

Tasks:
Work with teams to develop award winning campaigns and produce graphics for client and internal projects. Graphics consist of 2d and 3d graphics, compositing, and video editing. Some projects require skills such as construction, fabrication, 3d printing, and electronics. Handle formatting media for deployment based on specs for multiple platforms (TV, web, mobile, etc.). Continuously learning about latest software and technology.

Select Clients Included:
Kellogg’s, Colgate, Gatorade, Dell, Microsoft, MasterCard, Wendy’s, Ford

Accomplishments:
Contributed to multi award winning “Folly Plugged-In Live Theater Performance”
Developed time-lapse “robot” for internal VML “Joy” Holiday Video

T2 (Take 2 Productions)

Lead CG Designer & Motion Graphics Artist
February 2009 – January 2011
3d Animation – Motion Design

Tasks:
Develop, plan, and implement creative ideas for T2 and their clients. as well as offer 3d animation support in lighting, rendering, modeling, texturing, animation & tracking. Creation and support in motion graphics integrating 3d and 2d designs with photos and video. Assisted with augmented reality projects and integrating direct user interaction by using Flash and microcontroller electronics.

Select Clients Included:
Andrews McMeel, NASCAR, Sprint, Microsoft, Western Union, & Gatorade.

Accomplishments:
Three Gold Addy Awards for multiple projects, 1 of which won a National Gold Addy – support designer
One Silver Addy Award for work done for Kansas Department of Transportation – primary designer

Dimension X Design (DXD)

Director of Animation and Multimedia
January 2003 – February 2009
Art direction and project management – 3d Animation and TD – Motion Design – Web and Flash Design / Programing – Graphic Design

Management Tasks:
Leadership role in creative development of animation and multimedia projects. Coordinate and direct staff artists and outside contractors to create high-quality graphical content. Responsible for screening and hiring new artists and freelancers. Work directly with clients and account exec’s to determine budgets, concepts, timelines and assets.

Production Tasks:
Worked with clients to develop and implement creative ideas. Creation and support in motion graphics integrating 3d and 2d designs with photos, video, and green screen footage. As lead Flash developer, produced graphics and Flash elements for multimedia projects and websites.

Select Clients Included:
Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Braves, San Antonio Spurs, Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres, Cerner, Sprint Nextel and Wal-Mart.

Accomplishments:
Telly Awards for work done for the Denver Broncos and Washington Nationals
Aurora Awards for work done for the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Braves

Fearless Eye Inc.

Director of Multimedia
May 1996 – April 2003
3d Animation – Web Design / Programing – Graphic Design

Tasks:
Creatively worked with clients. Integrated 3d and 2d motion graphics with photos and video. Developed designs and worked with developers to integrate Flash elements and Flash-based websites.

Select Clients Included:
Sprint, King World Productions, QuakerState, HOK, Hallmark, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Gillette, DuPont, Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals.

Accomplishments:
Primary developer of an award-winning children’s edutainment CD-ROM titled “The Write Connections”.
Primary developer of Event Seats (http://www.eventseats.com), a web-based virtual seat view system for stadiums and arenas.

Education:

Kansas City Art Institute
BFA, Graphic Design – 1996

 

Skills:

Windows and Mac platform
Adobe – Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier, Audition
3d generalist – modeling, lighting, rendering, animation
Cinema 4d R16
Autodesk Maya (Maya Software & Mental Ray)
Arduino and RaspberryPi microcontrollers
Fabrication (wood, metal, plastic, etc.)