Graphic arts professional with 19 years experience, including seventeen in television animation as a storyboard, layout and character design artist, working in both digital and traditional media. Created and pitched new show ideas to executives at Warner Bros. TV Animation and Nickelodeon individually and as part of a team. Additional experience in advertising and web content development, as well as copywriting and editing, children’s book illustration and product design.
STORYBOARD ARTIST MOONSCOOP, WOODLAND HILLS, CA• FILM ROMAN/STARZ MEDIA, BURBANK, CA• NICKELODEON, BURBANK, CA• CARTOON NETWORK, BURBANK, CA• WARNER BROS. TV ANIMATION, BURBANK, CA• DISNEY STUDIOS, BURBANK, CA• Created storyboards for various types of animated television shows and direct to DVD films from written scripts: children’s shows such as Lalaloopsy and Dora the Explorer,, the Saturday morning series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain and primetime series The Simpsons and Baby Blues. Co-wrote, pitched and boarded episodes of Cartoon Network series’ Johnny Bravo, Time Squad and Nickelodeon’s I Was A Teenage Robot. Contributed storyboards and story development art to Disney’s Jungle Book 2, The New Loony Tunes Shorts and Warner Bros. holiday feature Wakko’s Wish.
WARNER BROS. TV ANIMATION, BURBANK, CA• STARTOONS, CHCAGO, IL•JIM BELUSHI (Private Production Company)• Designed characters and created character turnarounds for Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs and Taz-Mania. Created the caricatured designs, turnarounds and background layouts for Jim Belushi’s Shockwave web production The Greedy Show, as well as a large number of other character models for unproduced projects in a range of traditional, digital and found media, from fleece puppets to clay maquettes.
ANIMATION LAYOUT FILM ROMAN/STARZ MEDIA, BURBANK, CA• STARTOONS, CHCAGO, IL• JIM BELUSHI (Private Production Company)• Created, compiled and timed animation layouts for projects ranging from Fox Networks’ primetime series The Simpsons to web series The Greedy Show,
ANIMATOR/ASSISTANT ANIMATOR STARTOONS, CHCAGO, IL• WARNER BROS. TV ANIMATION, BURBANK, CA• DISNEY STUDIOS, EURODISNEY THEME PARK PROMOTIONS•
Contributed animated sequences to a number of commercial and television productions, notably Steven Speilberg’s Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures and Taz-Mania, as well as a number of PSA’s and independent projects.
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATOR Currently collaborating on a number of children’s books including the soon-to-be-published Yak Attack by Ari Ebbin.
Columbia College, Chicago 1984-87, majored in film and writing. American Academy of Art, Chicago 1987-88, illustration. Supplemental courses in figure drawing, design, effects animation and animation software through the IATSE Animator’s Union Educational Department.
Comfortable with a variety of technologies and interested in learning new ones. Extensive experience in a number of software programs including Adobe Creative Suite (CS3-CS6), ToonBoom Storyboard Pro, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro & Microsoft Word in both Mac and Windows (7 and XP) platforms. Freelance experience as an instructional writer, product copywriter and in SEO content producer for a number of small start-ups. Organized and designed a small online storefront for crafters and toymakers through the website Etsy.
Available upon request.