April 2016 - Present
Led all in-house motion design projects. After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Premiere were the main tools. Storyboarding and art direction were other skills utilized. Helped establish digital department, maintained equipment and studio, scoped projects, and worked across multiple teams and clients simultaneously.
January 2016 - March 2016
Character animation (After Effects) for BBC’s Bitesize films. Averaged around 2 minutes of animation per week. Worked on 20 films, start to finish, ranging from 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Character animation (Maya) on the children's series, The Floogals. Using Maya, the three main alien characters were hand keyed and then composited on to live action plates. Averaged 8 seconds of footage produced daily.
August 2015 - November 2015
Lead Character animation (Maya) for the mobile game, Video Kid. Created walk cycles, hit actions, and vehicle action scenes. Integrated Maya animation with Unity. Also animated on DHL training videos with a superhero theme.
April 2014 - July 2015
Character animation (CelAction) on series two on a BAFTA winning Cbeebie’s series, Sarah & Duck. Also animated on the series, Child's Farm for Cartoon Network’s, Cartoonito. Averaged 8 seconds of footage produced daily.
July 2010 - August 2013
Senior Motion Designer
Character animation, motion graphics, 3D animation, video editing and on set technical direction. Help build motion and video department, scope projects and mentor jr. animators/editors.
April 2010 - July 2010
Worked with clients in-house and remotely to create motion graphics and 3D animation.
November 2006 - March 2010
Senior Motion Designer
Character animation, motion design, video editing, 3D animation, Flash animation. Designed workflows for off-site freelancers and in-house designers and direct jr. designers.
February 2003 - October 2006
Flash character animation, motion design, basic video production.
Close collaboration with designers, programmers and producers to build projects on schedule and within budget.
Character animation, Motion design, Storyboarding, Video editing
Maya, After Effects, CelAction, Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Premiere Pro
Diploma in Advanced Character Animation
University of Iowa
BFA, Intermedia Arts with Honors
University of Wolverhampton, UK
Illustration and Animation Studies
Nike, Xbox, Target, Audi, Visa, GAP, Anheuser Busch, Verizon, Google, Adobe, Autodesk, Clif Bar, Cheetos, You Tube, Verizon, Frito-Lays, Expedia, Adidas, Pioneer, Wrigleyʼs, Leapfrog, Microsoft, Old Spice, Office Max
Volunteered to help teach an after school digital tools program to grade school children.
Filmed and edited a short documentary on WWII veterans traveling from Iowa to Washington DC.
References available upon request.