Resume



Professional Experience


2012 - Present     Walt Disney Animation Studio - Burbank, California

"Sophia the First", Series Television.     Background Layout Artist

Responsibilities include conceptualizing and executing backgrounds and props, for Disney's newest children's television show.


2010 - 2012     Walt Disney Animation Studio - Burbank, California

"Mickey Mouse Club House", Series Television.     Background Layout Artist

Responsibilities include conceptualizing and executing backgrounds and props, for the #1 rated children's television show.


2010 - 2010     Walt Disney Feature Animation - Burbank, California

"Winnie the Pooh", Theatrical release.     Background Layout Artist

Responsibilities include workbook, rough production layout, lighting and cleanup background.


2008 - 2009     Walt Disney Feature Animation - Burbank, California

"The Princess and the Frog", Theatrical release.     Background Layout Artist

Responsibilities include workbook, rough production layout, lighting and cleanup background.


2006 - 2007     9LLC /Attitude Studios - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

"9". Theatrical release.     Production Designer

Role continued as lead over a smaller overseas art department preparing 2-D set and prop designs for the 3-D modeling and texturing team. In addition, responsibilities included overseeing the artistic direction of all 3D, low-res proxies, hi-res modeling and the texturing of sets, characters and props to ensure assets met the vision and expectations for the film.


2006 - 2006     9LLC - Playa Del Rey, California

"9". Theatrical release.     CoProduction Designer

Responsibilities include directly or indirectly supervising the design of 2-D location, prop and character designs for 3-D modeling interpretation. Additional responsibilities include overseeing concept sketches, orthographic drawings and texture packets for overseas production use.


2003 - 2006     Reel FX Creative Studios - Dallas, Texas

Various feature length, direct video entertainment properties and entertainment design.
Creative director/Production Designer

In addition to visual development, responsibilities include designing 2-D designs and orthographic drawings for 3-D production animation. Supervising in-house and freelance 2-D artists and art directed 3-D proxies and hi-res environment, character and prop assets.


2000 - 2002     Walt Disney Direct Video - Burbank, California

"Mulan II", Direct to home video release.     Production designer

Responsibilities included spearheading and designing the project style guide. Instituted and supervised new workbook phase. Visual development, Workbook, Pre-production layout, prop design, implemented and oversaw CGI to working 2-D production layouts. Supervised and directed multiple artists.


2000 - 2000     Walt Disney Direct Video - Burbank, California

"101 Dalmatians II" Direct to home video release.     Pre-production layout


1999 - 2000     Walt Disney Animation Australia - Sydney, Australia

"Lady and the Tramp II", Direct to home video release.     Co-Layout director

Additional responsibilities included contributions in departmental restructuring, designing and initiating interdepartmental training classes.


1998 - 1999     Walt Disney Direct Video - Burbank, California

"Lady and the Tramp II", Direct to home video release.     Production designer


1998 - 1998     Walt Disney Direct Video - Burbank, California

"Pirates of the Caribbean", Direct to home video release.     Visual development


1998 - 1998     Walt Disney Direct Video - Burbank, California

"Another Goofy Movie", Direct to home video release.     Pre-production layout


1997 - 1998     Walt Disney Direct Video - North Hollywood, California

"Lady and the Tramp II", Direct to home video release.     Pre-production layout supervisor


1995 - 1997     Warner Brothers Feature Animation - Glendale, California

"Space Jam", "The Quest", "The Zoo", Theatrical releases.
Visual development, Workbook and production layout


1994 - 1995     France Animation - Paris, France

"Urmel", European television series.     Production layout supervisor, production consultant


1994 - 1994     Cologne Cartoon - Koln, Germany

"The Nature Series", German television special.     Production layout supervisor, production consultant


1993 - 1994     Walt Disney Animation France - Paris, France

"A Goofy Movie", Theatrical release.     Production Layout


1991 - 1993     Walt Disney Television Animation - North Hollywood, California

"Darkwing Duck", "Bonkers", "Raw Toonage", Network and TV syndication.
Storyboard, pre-production and production layout




Freelance


Rubicon Entertainment Group

Walt Disney Direct Video

Warner Brothers Animation

Stars Animation

Walt Disney Television Animation

Nickelodeon

Bair Animation

Willardson and Associates

Hyperion Animation

Reel FX Creative Studios

C&D Productions France

Dessin Animation Francais




Instructional Experience


2012 - Present     Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts - Van Nuys, California

Instructor - Professional Portfolios and Website Design


2012 - Present     Concept Design Academy - Pasadena, California

Instructor - Perspective


2011 - 2011     Walt Disney Television Animation - Burbank, California

Instructor - Perspective Drawing


2011 - 2011     Concept Design Academy - Pasadena, California

Instructor - Sketching For Environments


2010 - 2011     Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts - Van Nuys, California

Instructor - Background layout and environment design for animation


1997 - 1998     Associates in Art - Sherman Oaks, California

Instructor - Background layout design for animation


1996 - 1998     American Animation Institute - North Hollywood, California

Instructor - Background layout design for animation




Professional Lectures & Workshops


2011     Walt Disney Television Animation - Burbank, California

Guest speaker. Perspective Lecture


2011     CTN Animation Expo - Burbank, California

Guest speaker. Professional Portfolio Presentations


2010     West Liberty University - West Liberty, West Virginia

Key Note Speaker at WLU's 10th annual Flash Animation Festival. Conducted lectures in Background Layout and Production Design as well as a Background Design Workshop


2001     UCLA Extension - Westwood, California

Guest speaker. Background Design for Animation Lecture


2001     Walt Disney Television Animation - Burbank, California

Guest speaker. Production Animation & the Production Pipeline Lecture


2000     Australian Animation Society - Sydney, Australia

Guest speaker. Background Design for Animation Lecture


1999     Walt Disney Animation Australia - Sydney, Australia

Lunchtime Lecture Series - Production Background Layout


1999     ASIFA Hollywood - 1999 Annual Animation Exposition - Glendale, California

Guest speaker. Background Design in Animation Lecture


1998     American Animation Institute - North Hollywood, California

Guest speaker. Professional Portfolio Presentations Lecture




Education


2001     UCLA Extension - Westwood, California

"Writing for Children"


2000     Glendale College - Glendale, California

"The Art of Negotiations"


1999     UCLA Extension - Universal City, California

"The Craft of the Director II"


1998     UCLA Extension - Universal City, California

"The Craft of the Director I"


1997     UCLA Extension - Universal City, California

"Production Design for Live Action Cinematography"


1996     UCLA Extension - Westwood, California

"Visual Components of Cinematography"


1991     UCLA Extension - Westwood, California

"Architectural Rendering Techniques"


1987 - 1990     Art Center College of Design - Pasadena, California

BFA degree in illustration


1988     New York Academy of Art - New York, New York

"Figurative painting"


1984 - 1987     Paier College of Art - Hamden, Connecticut

Two-year program in illustration




Affiliations


Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

The Animation Guild - Local 839

Creative Talent Network

Los Angeles Society of Illustrators

American Institute for Design and Drafting