About Me

2014.11.05

A bit of history...

Born August 26, 1974 in the Chicago, Illinois area I grew up in the East, majority of which was spent in the Washington D.C., Baltimore area of Maryland. I was certified by the State of Maryland, as a gifted and talented artist, at the age of eight. At age of ten my family and I moved to the (DFW) area of Texas. (At that time I was under the impression that it was still the wild west and that everyone dressed like cowboys.) I was very fortunate to have several very influential art teachers over the period of my grade school years, where I learned the basics of traditional art and sculpting, prior to digital computer art making it's way to the traditional art schools. After high school, while working at a local dealership customizing new and used vehicles, a friend offered me the opportunity to work at a tattoo shop at night doing tattoos and custom flash. This lead me to realize my ever growing need to design.

In 1996, while visiting my father in Scottsdale, Arizona, I visited the Art Institute of Phoenix to check out their degree programs. After visiting the school I immediately fell in love with idea of designing in 3D. All my life I loved drawing, sculpting, and building things. My newly acquired love of 3D Animation accompanied with my love of all aspects of art lead me to peruse an education in Computer Animation & Multimedia degree from The Art Institute of Dallas. Although I did have some outstanding teachers there, I quickly found that it was up to me to learn on my own and get to know the software beyond what the classroom offered.

I began working full time, four months before graduating from the Art Institute of Dallas, at WCG Advertising Agency. There I gained the position of Art Director. I directed development and implementation of company image, product development and commercial development for local and national spots.

While working at WCG Advertising Agency I was offered the opportunity to come aboard at my current employer to lead in developing the 3D animation and modeling for backgrounds in a live action movie shot on green screens. I worked in tandem with CEC Entertainment, Inc. and FUNimations Productions. At my current employer, a production and software development company where I've worked for 15 years, I lead and assisted a talented team comprised of engineers and digital designers in the output of various commercials, 3D visualizations, CD, and multimedia roms for several local and national companies. I was tasked with creating and maintaining the company's public image through print, design, media, events, and internet. The bulk of which cannot be viewed due to it's sensitive nature having been classified by the government.

After 16 years of working as a 3D Animator & Multimedia Digital professional, I have proven my qualifications on countless projects for major corporations like Radio Shack, Lockheed Martin, Sprint, RCA, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Chuck E. Cheese and Bell Helicopter. I have been involved in many aspects of 3D animation, film, television, video editing, compositing, web design and multimedia production design.


CG Abilities

3d software: Autodesk 3D Studio Max
Autodesk Afterburn

2d software: Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Fireworks

compositing: Adobe After Effects
Softimage D| S
Avid Media Illusion

video editing: Adobe Premiere
Softimage D| S

web design: Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Flash
JAVA Script
PHP
CSS

other software: Adobe Acrobat