Resume/CV

Executive Summary

I am a senior level multimedia artist based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with over 10 years of experience in both agency and corporate environments. I’m a lifelong learner who is passionate about the intersection of art and technology, with a knack for applying creative thinking to all kinds of practical applications.

My technical skill set is focused yet versatile; I am well-equipped to take on visual design challenges among a wide range of media disciplines from print to digital to video to 3D. I’m detail-oriented, adaptable, self-driven, organized, and able to manage the entire design process from conceptualization to delivery.

Core Skills

  Graphic Design
  Digital Art Direction
  Animation (CG, 2D, and Motion Graphics)
  3D Modeling (Props/Environments)
  Digital Illustration
  Storyboarding
  Video Editing
  User Interface Design
  HTML/CSS

Primary Software

  Adobe Photoshop
  Adobe Illustrator
  Adobe InDesign
  Adobe AfterEffects
  Adobe Premiere Pro
  Adobe Animate CC
  Autodesk Maya
  Autodesk Mudbox
  Unity

Related Skills

  Project Management (Trello, Slack, Dropbox)
  Google Analytics
  Email Marketing (Bronto, ActOn, MailChimp)
  WordPress Site Management
  Mac OS (Keynote, Pages)
  Windows (Microsoft Office)
  Content Editing
  DSLR Photography

Experience

Freelance Character Animator
Sky Ship Studios • Madison, WI (Remote Position)
July 2017 – October 2017
  •   Created a variety of character in-game reactions using hand-keyed animation in Autodesk Maya for the title Gloom: Digital Edition
  •   Created lip sync animation for all character voiceovers using phoneme editing software in Unity

 

Graphic Designer
Car Wrap City • Carrollton, TX
October 2016 – June 2017
  •   Prepared graphics for large format printing using techniques specialized for vehicle wrap installation, ensuring quality & consistency while maintaining short turnaround times
  •   Provided detailed mockups, measurements, and guidelines for the production staff while assisting with problem-solving strategies across multiple teams
  •   Managed multiple clients and projects under tight deadlines
  •   Met a wide variety of additional client and in-house design needs including: brochures, logo reproduction, apparel, custom illustration, social media graphics, and branding

 

Digital Art Director
Check Into Cash Corporate Headquarters • Cleveland, TN
September 2014 – July 2016
  •   Conceptualized and developed creative for multi-channel digital marketing campaigns that included e-mails, landing pages, giveaway contests, and animated advertisements
  •   HTML/CSS coding for responsive e-mail design
  •   Managed digital assets with SaaS-based applications such as ActOn, Bronto, and Shoutlet

 

Lead UI/Visual Designer
Interactive ID, INC • Chattanooga, TN
August 2010 – January 2015
  •   Met with clients to conceptualize corporate identity for business websites, social media marketing assets, and interactive applications
  •   Provided back-end developers with wireframes detailing the functionality of interface elements and site navigation
  •   Created user interface design for e-commerce platforms, project galleries, and responsive mobile layouts

 

Department Assistant, School of Visual Art & Design
Southern Adventist University • Collegedale, TN
August 2013 – May 2014
  •   Published digital content using WordPress CMS for the School of Visual Art & Design website
  •   Optimized articles, graphics, and other content for the web
  •   Assisted instructor in critiquing and grading design student classwork

 

3D Animation Trainee & Storyboard Artist
SVAD Productions • Collegedale, TN
September 2012 – May 2014
  •   Assisted with various independent CG animated shorts under the mentorship of veteran Disney director Hendel Butoy
  •   Lead storyboard artist and co-director for the collaborative short film “Space”
  •   Contributed character animation, concept art, and 3D modeling/texturing using an industry-standard studio pipeline

 

Web Designer
Breeden/McCumber Group • Brownsville, TX
May 2006 – January 2009
  •   Developed HTML/CSS websites, interactive Flash websites, and Flash animated web advertisements
  •   Assisted with traditional print advertising campaigns under the leadership of art directors

Education

Bachelor of Science, Character Animation (CG)

  Southern Adventist University – Collegedale, TN

  Graduated May 2015

Received four years of training in the development of 3D animated productions, including previs, storyboarding, modeling, rigging, environment design, lighting, rendering, and character animation. I received an award for story development in the group production of the animated short “Space”, and was mentored by former Disney feature director Hendel Butoy. Additionally, I completed upper division courses in life drawing, painting, sculpture, lighting, photography, sound design, film editing, compositing, motion graphics, and programming for artists (an overview of python and MEL scripting for use in Autodesk Maya).

 

Associate of Science, Digital Media Design

  Texas State Technical College – Harlingen, TX

  Graduated May 2006

Completed a two-year degree with courses in filming, editing, sound design, motion graphics, Flash animation, web design, HTML/CSS coding, digital illustration, graphic design, print publishing, and basic 3D modeling.