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ABOUT

Hi there, I’m a freelance Artist, Motion designer, and Musician ready to take your project to the next level!  

 

Motion Design

I have ten years experience as a lead animator creating motion design, logos, animation, and visual effects for Emmy award winning series and award winning ad campaigns.  The Adobe Suite is my main tool but I also have extensive experience with 3D software.  I’m available for projects both large and small so don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a project in the works!

 

Visual Art

Before first trying my hand at animation in 2005, I studied painting and drawing at the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn and it is still a passion that burns bright.  I make custom artwork, mainly portraits, using traditional drawing and watercolor techniques.  

 

Music

Musically, I have two fields of focus.  First, I make original electronic music.  My second focus, is to create scores for Film and TV.  Incorporating both  electronic and classical music is my area of strength.  A list of influences that may best highlight my style of work are John Carpenter, Cliff Martinez, and Clint Mansell.

RESUME

 

EXPERIENCE

Lead Visual Effects artist for the Emmy Award Winning series, Twice Born-Stories From the Special Delivery Unit- January 2015

Animated visual effect sequences for the PBS documentary series and created the original concept art for the series’ logo and opening title sequence.  The series won the Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming in 2016.

Visual Effects Artist for The  Deep Time Art Installation Featured at the Royal Ontario Museum;  Toronto, Canada-  December 2013

Worked alongside artists, Tom Ackers and Melanie Gilligan to create the visual effects sequences for Deep Time, featured in the Art Wing of the Royal Ontario Museum.

Senior Designer and Animator, Trailblazer Studios; Raleigh, NC — 2009-2017

Created animations and logo designs for a host of clients including Volvo, The Discovery Channel, Blue Cross, PBS, TLC, Wake Med, UNC Chapel Hill, and National Geographic.  Individually designed the logos and Graphics Packages for Salvage Dawgs airing on DIY, Mini Monsters on National Geographic. Designed and executed the animated ad campaign for Wake Radiology.

Lead Animator for the Augusta University Medical Center AD Campaign-Spring 2014

Animated ad campaign won silver at the MM&M Awards, New York, NY for best advertisement.

Adjunct Professor, William Peace University; Raleigh, NC — Spring 2013

Worked with the head of the department to create a curriculum and long-term strategy for the introductory design course for William Peace University’s burgeoning 3D Simulation Department.  Conducted lectures on animation and design principles, industry pipelines, and comprehensive teaching of design software.

Lead Animator for the Documentary, Emptying the Skies- 2013

Designed the animations and graphics for Emptying the Skies, winner of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Zelda Penzel Award.  The film also has a one hundred percent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design;  Savannah, GA — 2008

Assisted Professor Jose Silva in Drawing in Motion Course.  Conducted lectures on film techniques and storyboarding.

EDUCATION

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA- MFA in Animation, 2008

Pratt Institute of Art, Brooklyn, NY- BFA in Painting, 2005

 

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

MM&M Awards;  New York, NY — 2014

Animated advertisement for Augusta University Medical Center won silver for best advertisement.

Art Director's Club Annual Exhibit;  New York, NY — 2010

MFA Student film won the Bronze Cube Award

Annecy International Animation Festival;  Annecy, France — 2010

MFA Student Film accepted into one of Europe's most prestigious animation festivals

Savannah International Animation Festival;  Savannah, GA — 2010

MFA Student Film accepted into festival as featured film.

Madisz International Short Film Festival;  Romania — 2010

MFA Student Film accepted into festival as featured film.

DC Independent Film Festival- 2010

MFA Student Film accepted into festival as featured film.

KinoFest Film Festival - 2010

MFA Student Film accepted into festival as featured film.

Citrus Cel  Animation Festival  - 2010

MFA Student Film accepted into festival as featured film.

Wiesbaden International Weekend of Animation  - 2010

MFA Student Film accepted into festival as featured film.

SPX Animation Showcase  - 2010

MFA Student Film accepted into festival as featured film.

MONSTRA- Lisbon Animation Festival  - 2010

MFA Student Film accepted into festival as featured film.

Artwork featured in the Raleigh Fine Arts Society Exhibit — 2006

Artwork featured in the Pratt Senior fine Arts Honor Exhibit;  Brooklyn, NY — 2005

Senior painting received honors at the group exhibit.