Resumé

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Objective

To create the motions, gestures, and expressions of characters, creatures and objects.
I’m looking to work in an environment where people are creating ideas and
stories that they are passionate about. Somewhere that I’m going to be pushed
and challenged, where I can learn from other animators, and keep striving
to become a great animator myself.

Experience

Senior Animator
Turbine, Inc., Needham, Massachusetts
2008-present

• ‘Infinite Crisis’ Animation Team Lead
• Key frame creature and character animation using Autodesk Maya
• Daily collaboration with systems designers
• Active participant in team art discussions, critiques and reviews.
• Experience in creating animation state machines and blend trees
• A thorough understanding of animation pipelines from conceptual phase to implementation
Titles shipped:
-Infinite Crisis
-Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria
-Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood
-Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan
-Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited
-Dungeons and Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark

Character Animator
Conduit Labs, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Feb-Aug 2008

• Responsible for all character animation using low-poly human character rigs
• Working closely with game designers, engineers and tech
• Always meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Animation and New Media Developer
LehmanMillet, Boston, Massachusetts
1999-2008

• Motion graphics and web development design and production
• Working closely with and taking direction from writers and art directors
• Always meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment
• Current and knowledgeable about existing and emerging technologies
• Educating team members on new techniques

Sergeant, US ARMY Reserve
399th and 309th Combat Support Hospital
1997-2005

• Section Leader
• Recipient of the ARMY Commendation Medal
• Distinguished Honor Graduate, U.S. Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia
• Squad Leadership Award, Warrior Leader Course, Fort Dix, New Jersey

Graphic Designer | Production Manager
Scully Signal Company, Wilmington, Massachusetts
1997-1999


Education

Diploma, Advanced Studies in Character Animation
AnimationMentor, Berkeley, California
2005-2007

• Completed intense 18 month course while working full-time
• Mentored remotely

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
The Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts
1995-1997

• Studies include Multimedia/User Interface Design

Concentration in Graphic Design
Massachusetts College of Art
Boston, Massachusetts
1987-1992

• Minor in Asian Art
• Advanced studies in typography

Skills

Applications

Maya, After Effects, Photoshop

Languages

HTML 5, MEL, C#

Artistic

Photography, Illustration

Other Interests

Japanese Language