Experience & Education

WORK EXPERIENCE

Director-Animator-Designer
Lavishfish Moving Pictures
2006-PRESENT
Developing original animated content. Created mascot character for California Independent congressional candidate, Ron Kabat. ‘Wilbur’ appeared in various publications and promotional materials during the campaign. Keep up-to-date with industry through continuing professional development. Recently completed Advanced Body Mechanics course.

CoFounder-Animator-Designer
SmilesIncluded, Inc.
2006-2010
Created character animation and corporate identity for internet startup website. Wrote and edited video scripts. Collaborated with partners on marketing copy, client presentations and mobile app prototype. Acted in Quality Assurance capacity with videographers to ensure consistent company branding. Assisted with pitches to investors.

EARLY EXPERIENCE
Edrama Learning, Inc. – Freelance Animator/Designer
Thinking Tools, Inc. – Staff Artist
Origin Systems /Electronic Arts – Staff Animator
Josten’s Learning Corp. and Whirligig Software – Staff Artist/Animator

EDUCATION

iANIMATE.net
Body Mechanics and Advanced Body Mechanics Workshops

American Animation Institute, North Hollywood, CA
Life Drawing and Anatomy, Acting for Animation, Animal Drawing

Art Academy of Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, CA
Character Animation, Inbetweening and Assistant Animation

Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
3D Animation Training Course

University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Bachelor’s of Art in Studio Art

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