SOFTWARE

Photoshop
Illustrator
After Effects
InDesign
Premiere
Final Cut
Nuke
Maya
ZBrush
Final Draft
Microsoft Office

 

SKILLS

Visual Development
Pre-Vis (2D/3D)
2D Animation
Animation Direction
Illustration
Layout (Print/Web)
Media Journalism
Screenwriting
Literary Editing
Film/Video Editing
College Teaching
Administration

EXPERIENCE

Animation Professor – SAE Expression College – January 2016 – Present
Full-time college instructor designing and teaching classes in traditional and CG animation, as well as graphic design.

Production DesignerClosed Circuit (film) – November 2016 – Present
Lead Production Designer, and cinematographer, on upcoming original CG short film Closed Circuit, directed by Lauren Morrison.

Director/AnimatorBeastly Things (film) – November 2010 – December 2015
Directed, wrote, and animated over 3500 original drawings to craft independent horror film Beastly Things, now screening at festivals.

Concept Artist – Barry Films – May 2015 – August 2015
Developed PR illustration and character design for upcoming hour production.

Graphic Novel Artist – Black Mask Studios – August 2014 – July 2015
Illustrated look development for original graphic novel Last Song.

Contributing Editor – The Mary Sue – February 2011 – August 2014
Authored film criticism and in-depth articles regarding representation of women and minorities in contemporary media culture.

Layout DesignerFamous Monster of Filmland – August 2013 – April 2014
Edited article layouts and designed titles for web and print publication of Famous Monsters magazine.

Graphic Novel Illustrator – Archaia – December 2012 – September 2013
Provided feature story for the bestselling graphic novel The Reason for Dragons, as well as producing graphic design for associated products. Served as colorist on additional books for publisher.

Managing Editor – Animation World Network – September 2011 – July 2012
Managed editorial schedule and content delivery, posted articles, and maintained site. Wrote and edited feature articles and a regular column.

AWARDS

Winner (Concept Art) – The Next MacGyver Project – July 2015
Winner of pitch development competition held by The National Academy of Engineers in collaboration with USC, and mentored by current Hollywood powerhouses such as America Ferrara, Robert Oci, and Anthony Zuiker.

EDUCATION

MFA Experimental Animation – California Institute of the Arts – 2012
BA Animation – Bennington College – 2008