A versatile, highly-trained concept designer who welcomes the challenges of creating cohesive and comprehensive worlds for video games, film, or animation. Passionate about the entertainment industry and about creating iconic visual worlds that resonate with people.

SKILLS

+ Advanced sketching, draftsmanship and painting both digitally and traditionally
+ Able to sketch ideas quickly
+ Versatile in styles and able to switch from one style to another easily
+ Strong knowledge of form, value, color, anatomy, design and composition
+ Advanced knowledge of Adobe Suite
+ Basic Zbrush knowledge
+ Graphic Design and Prepress skills
+ Easy to work with and eager to work on a team

PROGRAMS

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Zbrush

EDUCATION

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Entertainment Art Program 2011-2012
Classical Drawing and Painting Atelier Program 2010-2011

CGMA
Environment Design 2011

Concept Design Academy
Vehicle & Mech Design 2011
Creature Design 2011
Dynamic Sketching 2011

Columbus College of Art & Design
BFA Illustration & Writing 2005-2009

EXPERIENCE

Illustrator (Blackwood & Bell Mysteries)
Disney-Playdom/Studio Voltz
August 2011 - January 2012
Concepted and created highly detailed realistic backgrounds for a hidden object game.

Animation Rough Artist
Studio Voltz
January 2012
Created key animation frames for flash artists to refine into polished animations.

Concept Artist
June 2009 - January 2010
Helped determine visual direction of a game pitch. Explored and concepted visuals for an underwater character and created designs for game environments.

Matte Painter (Nationwide Insurance Student Collaboration)
October 2007
Created a background matte for an advertisement project produced in conjunction with Nationwide Insurance.

AWARDS & HONORS

2009: Judges' Pick and 2nd Place in CCAD's 12th Annual Art of Illustration Show
2007: Finalist for Alive! magazine's cover design contest, with the winning entry published as an issue cover.
2007: Artwork exhibited in CCAD's Annual Student Show
2005: CCAD President's Scholarship recipient

PUBLICATIONS

Bluecanvas Magazine 2012



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