2D / 3D Design & Illustration
Animation, VFX, & Motion Design
Red Giant Suites
Video/Audio Production & Editing
UX and Information Design
Photography & Videography
I’ve always had a smoldering curiosity about the world, and a passion for expressing myself uniquely through creative mediums. Music, film, science, architecture, even dead languages and robotics were among the many topics that interested me as kid.
Once when I was young, my family found me scrawling strange glyphs on the walls of our house with crayon. According to their accounts, they thought I’d been possessed, but in a turn for the interesting they discovered I was writing short sentences in ancient Egyptian and Nordic that I had learned from a titanic Merriam-Webster dictionary my Dad kept in his office.
And since it was the late 80’s, toys were arguably less safe. So, when my parents bought me a “toy” chemistry set it was sheer luck that I somehow survived childhood, or that anyone else survived my childhood for that matter!
That monolithic dictionary, among other things, quite possibly inspired me to be the well rounded individual I am today. Today, I channel all that passion for knowledge into my work, while wielding it like a mad alchemist. And after studying multimedia and design in Upstate New York, I moved to Colorado as a creative generalist, and all around “swiss army knife”.
Since then, I have begun specializing in visual storytelling, animation, VFX, and CGI. If you’re looking for someone who can: operate the equipment, design the content, and ultimately understand and execute all of the social and creative logistics, then look no further! Whether I am leading or assisting, I am striving to fulfill the creative vision of exciting projects.
The Optera Group
February 2016 – Present
Summary: In this position, my accomplishments are carried out using my swiss army skillset. However, I can mostly be found designing, editing, and animating for large corporate level projects. This includes maintaining consistency across brands while remaining original and creative.
Duties: 2D/3D Design, Animation, and VFX; Video editing; Corporate branding; Graphic design, and illustration.
Manitou Springs, CO
May 2016 – Present
Summary: I was approached by a friend who is relaunching a newly purchased historic bed & breakfast located on six acres in Manitou Springs. I have been the sole designer and developer of the website, and responsible for creating fresh multimedia content such as on-site photography and videography.
Duties: WordPress, CSS3, SEO, and UX design; Graphic design, and illustration; Photography and videography; Branding and marketing.
In The Telling, Inc.
May 2014 – February 2016
Summary: I deliver content for LTI certified courses (Blackboard, Pearson) at Columbia, Purdue, George Washington University, and others. My tireless efforts earned me freedom directing aspects of projects, and on occasion managing other team members.
Duties: 2.5D/3D animation and VFX; Character design and modeling/rigging/skinning; Symbology and information design; Graphic design, and illustration; Audio engineering; And finally, lots of Love and QA.
Redefy Real Estate
September 2014 – June 2015
Summary: I successfully pitched my skills to bolster a new marketing and re-branding campaign. The project successfully illustrated the potential for huge customer savings, as well as the ability for Redefy to meet all of their real estate needs.
Duties: I produced two animations that act as icebreakers to new customers, as well as training videos for new employees.
The ASY Network
Colorado Springs, CO
September 2014 – February 2016
Summary: I assisted with the successful launch and development of a Colorado based entertainment network that airs online.
Duties: Typically, my responsibilities included the design and production of video, VFX, and animations for broadcast.
August 2013 – August 2015
Summary: After hard work as an intern, I was entrusted with the junior creative direction and development of content for client-facing projects in a fast-paced agency environment. I maintained quality and branding consistency across multiple digital/analog marketing campaigns for a horde of national, regional, and local B2B and B2C companies.
Duties: I was responsible for deliverables including: on-site production and post for A/V; Motion design, animation and VFX; UX design and SEO utilizing WordPress / CMS systems and hand-coding HTML / CSS / JS; Graphic design, photography, and illustration; Typography, proofing, and a little copywriting for print and web.
Minor / Focus: Audio Engineering
Minor / Focus: Multimedia / UX Design