RESUME

I believe a production environment is a team environment all moving towards one goal. My goal is to get the work done in a timely fashion with a fun positive attitude. Once my tasks are complete, I will go out of my way to assist anyone that is falling behind or needs assistance. I enjoy learning new things and going out of my way gives me the opportunity to learn new things. I believe a production environment is a team environment and people should help one another to reach the common goal.

Experience

Character Rigger Heavy Iron Studios January 2009 - August 2013 Los Angeles, CA

Created and maintained game character and prop rigs. Created animation pipeline tools and documentation.

 
Character Rigger Vizual F/X Studios February 2008 - December 2008 Ruston, LA
Created character and creature rigs for a video game. Created pipeline and animation tools.
 
Technical Director American Animation Studios August 2006 - October 2007 Prosser, WA
Managed a team of artist on straight to DVD animations. I was responsible in pipeline development. I had to manage the render farm. Kept track of tasks of all of the artist and making sure they hit deadline. Created pipeline tools in mel and created character rigs.
 
Freelance Modeler Little Red Robot, LLC September 2006 - November 2006 San Francisco, CA
Worked remotely creating blendshapes and facial rig for a music video for a Capital Records artist. UV unwrap and texture the character models
 
Part Time Instructor Art Institute of Portland October 2005 - March 2006 Portland, OR
Taught advance modeling course and a hard surface modeling course.
 
Render Wrangler Laika Entertainment August 2004 - August 2005 Portland, OR
Monitor the renders and servers during the night. Checking for dropped frames and cosmetic issues with the renders.
 
Freelance Modeler Colossus Studio Week Long Job Portland, OR
Modeled a character in Max

Education

B.S. in Media Arts & Animation Art Institute of Portland 2002-2005 Portland, OR

Skills

Software

 

  • Character Rigging
  • Character Animation
  • MEL
  • Python
  • PyQT
  • Character Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Concept Painting
  • Gesture Drawing
  • Video Editing
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Pixologic ZBrush
  • Body Paint