Artist / Animator
Video Game Developer with 15+ Years of Industry Experience and many Published Titles.
• Experienced: Production Designer, Animator, and Administrator.
• Strengths: Technology Savvy, Creative, Chaos Wrangler.
• Prioritizes: Team Collaboration, Quality of Work, and Deadlines.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
During my 15+ years as a game developer, I have contributed my talents across many disciplines, including executive level business operations, contract negotiations, production staff management, art creation, character animation, AI behavioral design, game design and technical documentation, writing dialog, light programming, testing, marketing and website development.
In a Senior or Lead Artist/Animator role, this diverse experience enables me to not only assemble and direct a creative staff, but to collaborate with all disciplines insuring that the production pipeline is efficient and issues are resolved before they become problems. Pushing creative and technical boundaries while being mindful of the realities of budget and schedule are my specialty.
I have successfully participated in "global game development" for years. This requires excellent communication, coordination, and team building strategies, but is a challenge I enjoy.
I have worked on many licensed products for companies such as Hasbro, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Sanrio and easily adapt to different artistic style guides to achieve brand approval.
In addition to my team management strengths, I am also very hands on. Creating graphics for a wide variety of genres from sprite based platformers, to 3D shooters, casino/puzzle games, family games, and R.P.Gs. I also specialize in character animation, implementation, and tool design.
Highly adaptable to new software and excels in streamlining production processes and tools. Familiar with development for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, DS, mobile, web, and custom platforms.
|Adobe CS||3D / Animation||Web Multi-Media/Code||Communications||Management|
|Photoshop||3DStudio MAX||Dreamweaver||Word||MS Project|
|Premiere||Custom Dev Tools||HTML5 Game Programming||Visio||Bugzilla|
|Flash Pro||SketchUp||ActionScript 3.0||PowerPoint||Agile Scrum|
|Independent Contractor||Producer, Designer, Artist||January 2009 - Current|
|Day 1 Studios||Senior Animator||March 2006 - December 2008|
|Independent Contractor||Producer, Designer, Artist||February 2001 - March 2006|
|Valkyrie Studios Inc.||V.P. of Art Production (Owner)||October 1997 - February 2001|
|Viacom New Media||Lead Artist/Animator||January 1993 - July 1997|
Bachelor of Fine Arts - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Web Maintenance and Design Certificate - Harper College