Resume

Key Qualifications and Areas of Expertise

  • ŸManaged multiple projects concurrently
  • Streamlined production process in-house
  • Storyboarded with narrative focus for social media
  • Spearheaded art direction for film and advertising
  • Created and adhered to strict corporate branding guide
  • Remote and in-house team management

Technical and Traditional Skills

  • ŸAdobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe  Encoder
  • Toon Boom Animate Pro
  • Puppet Rigging (2D)
  • Trapcode Particular
  • Trapcode Form
  • Cinema 4D Lite
  • Green Screen Removal
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Kinetic Typography
  • Animation Template Creation
  • Character Animation
  • Storyboarding
  • Asset Creation
  • Hand Drawn Animation

Professional Experience

Lead Animator & Art Director | 10/14 – Present

Golden Arm Media – Austin, TX

  • Liaises with clients and interprets client concepts into executed animations and graphics.
  • Storyboarding with emphasis on client goals and restrictions.
  • Constantly optimizing production pipeline process for maximum team efficiency.
  • Responsible for all aspects of production from conceptualizing through execution of all animated videos. From sketch, illustration and rigging through final mix.
  • Interprets client audio to create usable action beats for animation.
  • Juggles changing production deadlines and clients’ commercial requirements with ease.
  • Maintains a broad network of production resources including copywriters, video production teams, animators, project coordinators and branding professionals.

Contract Character Animator | 2015

LanoCo Studios – Remote

  • Built digital assets to be animated for Honeywell Videographic based on client sketch.
  • 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

  • Created and coordinated production schedule to ensure efficient shooting schedule.
  • Designed the compete brand aesthetic for consistency across print and digital.
  • Edited feature length final product.
  • Developed on brand motion graphics for animated throughout.

Director of Animation | 2013

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

  • Rendered 2D character animation at 24fps for “Ecosystem Services of the Ocean” Short film.
  • Designed and animated stylized characters hand drawn in Toonboom.
  • Assumed more responsibility when deadlines changed to ensure timely delivery.

Print Design Lead | 2013

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

  • Worked within tight branding guides to deliver a multitude of promotional material that stayed cohesive across platforms from billboards to program books.
  • Formatted festival schedule into a comprehensive calendar grid to better direct festival attendees to screenings and panels.
  • Designed, formatted and quality checked festival booklet while managing film credits and advertiser space.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation

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

Associates in Studio Arts

Del Mar College – Corpus Christi, TX | 2009

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