Recently, I have completed my BFA in Animation at California College of the Arts. My passion in life is for all things animation. I love creating compelling character performances with unique acting choices that show the character’s personality. Storytelling is very important in my work and plays a pivotal role in my creative process. I have over 2 years of professional animation experience working in a production environment. I work very well within a team and thoroughly enjoy the collaborative nature of animation production. Currently, I am seeking an entry level character animator position, animation internship or animation freelance jobs.
Associate Animator, Double Helix Games Irvine, CA January 2008 - January 2009
As an Associate Animator at Double Helix, I produced hand-keyed and motion capture-based animations using Maya and Motion Builder for the “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” video game. I worked closely with game designers, programmers and scripters to ensure animations ran smoothly and seamlessly inside the game engine.
3D Artist, Heavenspot Hollywood, CA December 2005 - March 2007
At Heavenspot, I was one of two in-house 3D Artists. As a result, I was involved in every stage of production and worked on a wide variety of projects. Job duties included: creating high quality 3D stills and animation, creating motion graphics, video production and post- production, pre-production design and web content creation. Clients included: Pepsi, Fox, Newline, Red Bull, Echo Unltd. and American Racing.
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA — BFA, Animation, December 2011
AnimationMentor.com, Online — Certificate, Advanced Studies in Character Animation, 2008
Art Institute of California - Orange County, Santa Ana, CA — BS, Media Arts & Animation, 2006
I have a strong knowledge of the animation principles and professional experience creating both CG and traditional hand-drawn animations. When it comes to learning new skills, I am a very fast learner and can easily adapt to new software packages and workflows. I am proficient in the following software: Maya, Motion Builder, Mental Ray, TV Paint, Digicel Flipbook, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Pro Tools, Microsoft Office and Apple’s iWork Suite. I am comfortable working in both Windows and Mac OSX environments.