Resume

The Croods, Turbo, Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens, Shrek 4, Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Texturing artist on The Croods, Turbo, Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs Aliens, Shrek 4, Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special
  • Six years of studio production experience using Mari, Photoshop, Maya and proprietary software. Proficient in Linux
  • Leadership roles include Mari show lead, point of contact between The Foundry Dreamworks studio, Mari-Dreamworks pipeline integration visionary
  • Communication skills proven through interactions with producers, directors, supervisors, engineers and other artists
  • Taught a Mari texturing class at Gnomon studios
  • Three years experience teaching texturing and 2D animation at Art Institute. Improved texturing curriculum to better prepare students for working in the industry

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Professor Gnomon School

Hollywood CA, present

Senior Surfacing Artist Mari Lead DreamWorks Animation

Glendale CA, May 2007 – present

Professor Art Institute

Philadelphia PA, 2009 – 2011

Look Development (internship) Disney Animation Studio

Burbank CA, 2005

EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Feature Production

  • Look development on large environments
  • Senior level work on environments, characters, hero and fur assets
  • Pioneered workflow development for Mudbox, Mari, and proprietary software
  • Fostered new development across the studio and excelled at driving new technologies
  • Documented new tools and workflows online and with videos for other artists to reference

Teaching

  • Developed a grading system in the texturing class to encourage problem solving skills
  • Worked with students to grow creatively and technically through out the session
  • Designed assignments to help students better understand material properties and how to create them in 3D

Leadership

  • Held weekly meetings to demonstrate new tools, tips & tricks, and address current global issues
  • Coordinated other artists to assist in demos, and/or show their own tips and tricks in meetings
  • Worked with the training department to keep them updated on current software development and workflows
  • Developed a series of classes to teach Mari to the studio

EDUCATION

M.F.A Visual Effects (2006)

Savannah College of Art and Design

B.F.A Digital Arts (2004)

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