About

 
 

Utilizing a combination of higher level problem solving, and my backgrounds in Animation and Graphic
Design has resulted in my becoming a visionary, and quality driven artist, with a proven record of
delivering exceptional 3D assets in an efficient and timely manner. Strong communication and
organization skills are recognized by my peers showing me to be a motivator who exudes the
confidence and intelligence to be a strong team member.

Professional Experience

    ITV Studios
Animator & Motion Graphics Artist
October 2015 – Present   |   New York City, NY
•  Worked as a visual-effects and special-effects artist to do visual clean-up and environment compositing for the Discovery Channel program Secret Space Escapes.

    Arise News
Motion Graphics Artist
June 2014 – October 2015   |   New York City, NY
•  Created full design packages for various TV programs including The Academy Awards, FIFA, Arise Review, as well as talk show and international news programs.

    Core Augmented Reality Education
3D Artist & Animator
February 2014 – May 2015   |   New Brunswick, NJ
•  Worked with a tight-knit team on designing interactive video game environments to aid in K-12 student education, using various augmented reality platforms such as DAQRI and Google Glass.

    Burst Marketing
3D Artist
March 2013 – January 2014   |   Albany, NY (Remote)
•  Worked closely with the clients to create a series of 3D architectural renderings for promotional purposes.

    Wise Web Engineering & The U.S. Department of Defense
3D Artist & Asset Developer
June 2011 – March 2013   |   Dover, NJ
•  Utilized video game mechanics to aid in the training of US soldiers.
    •  Security Clearance: Secret (S)       • Status: Active

    Vicarious Visions, a subsidiary of Activision
Lighting & Environment Artist
May 2008 – May 2011   |   Albany, NY
Shipped Titles:
   •  Guitar Hero for the iPhone
Adhered to the strict limitations of the platform, and created several venues and models, as well as related graphic and UI assets.

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Transformers: War for Cybertron for the Nintendo DS
Worked closely with level designers to create engaging platform environments, and their associated textures, animations, lighting, and assets.

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Band Hero for the Nintendo Wii
Modeled high res characters for cross platform compatibility, and reconstructed associated rigs, UV’s, and textures.

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Band Hero for the Nintendo DS
Worked within in a tight-knit team to model and texture numerous unique characters, and character construction pieces. Also, concepted several themed venues, and went on to model, texture, light, and animate many of these venues.

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Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits for the Nintendo DS
Worked closely with the Art Lead to design, concept, and create a number of models and venues from varying levels in the game.

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Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades for the Nintendo DS
Created numerous game items and assets, as well as modeled, textured, lit, and animated the prime venue.

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Unannounced Music/Rhythm Game for the DS
Worked as a Sub-Lead to design and concept numerous themed venues. Similarly helped train fellow artists in the construction of all models and their assets.

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Unannounced Music/Rhythm Game for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii
Designed and created realistic light shows for several venues, and using in-house tools, lit associated environments according to various situations and times of day.

    Kensington Falls Animation Studio
In-Between & Inking Artist
March 2006 – April 2006   |   Pittsburgh, PA
•  In-betweened and inked cels for various traditionally animated shorts.

Volunteer Work

    Girls Inc.
Guest Speaker
March 2011   |   Albany, NY
•  Gave fun and interactive presentations to grade school children, highlight the importance of math and critical thinking skills in video game design.

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
Mentor
June 2010   |  Albany, NY
•  One-on-one training and mentoring for students interested in the video game industry.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Animation
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Graduated March 2008

Associates in Multi Media & Graphic Design
Medina County Career Center
Graduated April 2004

 

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Artistic Skills

• 3D Animation
• High & Low Res Modeling
• Texturing
• Lighting

• 2D Animation
• Motion Graphics
• Video Editing
• Photo Editing

• Illustration
• Storyboarding
• Concept Design
• Layout Design

Software Skills

• 3D Studio Max
• Maya
• Z-Brush
• V-Ray

• After Effects
• Premiere
• Photoshop
• Illustrator
• InDesign
• Flash

• Unity Engine
• Unreal Engine

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