Resume

Key Qualifications and Areas of Expertise

  • ŸCreate high quality animation using digital tools
  • Plan shots with an understanding of story/context
  • Work within strict branding guides to create new content
  • Project Manager experience
  • Team Manager experience
  • Art Direction experience

Technical and Traditional Skills

  • ŸAdobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere & Encoder
  • Toon Boom Animate Pro
  • Puppet Rigging (2D)
  • Kinetic Typography
  • Trapcode Form
  • Trapcode Particular
  • Storyboarding
  • Asset Drawing
  • Animation Template Creation
  • Character Animation
  • Figure Drawing
  • Hand Drawn Animation

Professional Experience

Lead Animator & Art Direction | 10/14 – Present

Golden Arm Media – Austin, TX

  • Liaising with clients and developing animation from their concepts.
  • Creating storyboards that depict the script and narrative.
  • Developed a production pipeline increasing efficiency for the whole team.
  • Worked from starting sketch, to final digital illustration, to rigged illustration in animation program to significantly speed up pre-production.
  • Developing the timing and pace of animation movement to ensure it follows the soundtrack and audio requirements.
  • Meeting production deadlines and clients’ commercial requirements.
  • Employing teamwork managing skills to coordinate a broader production network, including copywriters, video production teams, animators, and project coordinators and communicating directly with clients to bring their final vision to life.

Contract Character Animator | 2015

LanoCo Studios – Remote

  • Brought concept art to life by building digital assets to be animated for Honeywell Videographic
  • Rigged all character assets, including multiple angles
  • Fully animated all 2D characters

Lead Editor & Designer | 2013-14

Treasure’s Skirtwork for Fusion Belly Dance Feature DVD – Corpus Christi, TX

  • Planned the direction of shots to be recorded to ensure minimal shoot dates.
  • Designed the compete aesthetic to keep consistency across print and digital products.
  • Worked as the solo editor on all shots for feature length final product.
  • Developed motion graphics for animated segments to remain on brand throughout.

Director of animation | 2013

A&M University Heart Research Institute – Corpus Christi, TX

  • Hand drafted animation to make “Ecosystem Services of the Ocean” Short film more engaging to all audiences
  • Designed unique characters and gave them a unique feel through hand drawn animation
  • Assisted in compositing allowing the team to hit a deadline that had been pushed up mid production

Lead Designer | 2013

South Texas Underground Film Festival (STUFF) – Corpus Christi, TX

  • Worked within tight branding guides to deliver a multitude or promotional material that stay cohesive across the multiple platforms from billboards, to program books.
  • Created a comprehensive organized schedule layout to better direct festival attendees to their desired film screenings.
  • Complied festival booklet to ensure proper film credits and advertiser space.
  • Managed promotional email blast campaign leading up to festival kick off.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation

Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA | 2012

  • In-depth studies of 2D Animation, Motion Media, Stop Motion Animation, Life Drawing, File Organization, Art History, Sound design, Storyboarding, Compositing.

Associates in Studio Arts

Del Mar College – Corpus Christi, TX | 2009

  • In-depth studies of Life Drawing, Design, Sculpture, Print Making, Art History, Geology, English Literature, Biology, US History, Government.