Traditionally trained, Digitally ready Animator
Skills & Programs
Animation: 2D/3D Key-Frame by hand and digital means, stop-motion, cutout, strata-cut, and sand
Other: Storyboarding, layouts, figure drawing, and handy with a DSLR camera
Programs: Adobe After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Premiere, & Illustrator; Maya, Bryce 6, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel). Teaching self 3ds Max and Cinema 4D on the side
Freelance - Animator, Rotoscoper, & Clean-Up Artist May 2011 - Present
Client based productions “Whiz-Dumb” and “Sausage and Peppers
Responsible for rotoscoping/cleaning up specific design over provided animation for “Whiz-Dumb.” I am cleaning up and prepping provided artwork to be animated through AE with 2D puppets – “Sausage and Peppers.”
Intern at Undefined Creative – Designer & Character Animator September 2011– November
Web video for Non-Profit Organization “Common Good”
Engaged in manipulating provided artwork with Illustrator and animating assets through After Effects. This project was completed at home and required me to constantly update my supervisor and uphold deadlines along the pipeline.
Animator & Director September 2010 – June 2011
Senior Thesis Film “Jerry’s Toll”
Drawn traditionally, shot with DSLR camera, outlined and colored in Photoshop while composited in After Effects. Sound design handled in Logic Pro with final editing and output done in Final Cut Pro.
Production Intern & Project Manager December 2010 – February 2011
Professor’s Personal Film - “Spleen McQueen”
Project Manager of 5-member team of animators and designers. Was also responsible for designing characters through Photoshop and animating prepared puppets in After Effects.
Additional Work Experience
Graphic Assistant On Call – Present
Universal Silkscreen Inc.
Responsible for graphic designs, production, and shipping of finished products
Education & Honors
University of the Arts, Philadelphia Pa September 2007 – May 2011
BFA with 3.509 GPA – Dean’s List Spring 2011, Fall 2010, & 2008
Eagle Scout meriting a Bronze Palm & Order of the Arrow membership June 6, 2007