I am a character animator with production experience in commercials, advertising, video games and feature film. I have worked in Maya for 15 years, with a diverse background contributing to different aspects of animation production. I have strong problem solving skills, have experience providing technical support and growing experience developing animation tools for production use with Python and PyQT. I am currently working at Sony Imageworks, where I have the honor of being apart of their incredibly talented and inspiring animation team.
Character Animator, Sony Imageworks Culver City, CA & Vancouver, BC Canada April 2015 – Present
Lead Animator/Animation Tech Lead on Hotel Transylvania 3 and Smurfs: The Lost Village. Animator on Puppy! Short Film, The Angry Birds Movie and Hotel Transylvania 2. Currently working on an upcoming feature film.
Freelance Character Animator, Psyop Venice, CA November 2013 – April 2015
At Psyop, I worked as a freelance character animator on commercials and game trailers for Supercell’s Clash of Clans, Cricket Wireless, Honda, DTS, Sony, AMC Theaters, Coca Cola and Microsoft.
Associate Animator, PivotVFX Albuquerque, NM January 2013 – May 2013
Worked as a contract animator on The Smurfs 2 feature film, The Smurfs: Legend of Smurfy Hollow TV special as well as the domestic and international Smurfs 2 McDonald’s commercials.
Associate Animator, Double Helix Games Irvine, CA January 2008 – January 2009
As an Associate Animator at Double Helix, I produced hand-keyed and motion capture-based animations using Maya and Motion Builder for the “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” video game. I worked closely with game designers, programmers and animation scripters to ensure animations ran smoothly and seamlessly inside the game engine.
3D Artist, Heavenspot Hollywood, CA December 2005 – March 2007
At Heavenspot, I was one of two in-house 3D Artists. As a result, I was involved in every stage of production and worked on a wide variety of projects. Job duties included: creating high quality 3D stills and animation, creating motion graphics, video production and post-production, pre-production design and web content creation. Clients included: Pepsi, Fox, Newline, Red Bull, Echo Unltd. and American Racing.
AnimSquad, Online — “Expert” Animation Workshop, Spring 2014
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA — BFA, Animation, 2010-2011
AnimationMentor.com, Online — Certificate, Advanced Studies in Character Animation, 2005-2007
Art Institute of California – Orange County, Santa Ana, CA — BS, Media Arts & Animation, 2002-2006
I am proficient in the following software: Maya, TVPaint, and Adobe Creative Suite. I have working knowledge of Python and Mel. I have experience using Shotgun and other asset management systems. I am comfortable working in Windows, Linux and Mac OSX environments.