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Experience
 
Background Designer;    Warner Brothers Animation, Burbank, CA (8/2018 to current)

Painting backgrounds for two unannounced DTV features

 
Key Background Designer (freelance);   Fox Animation Studios, Los Angeles, CA (6/2018 - 2/2019)

Designed and painted over 150 key backgrounds for “Cosmos- Possible Worlds”  (Fox)

Concept Artist (freelance);    Disney Television Animation, Burbank, CA (11/2017)

Visual development of early environment concepts for an undisclosed project

Background Designer;    Warner Brothers Animation, Burbank, CA (7/2017 - 9/2017)

Designed and painted backgrounds for "Teen Titans Go to the Movies" 

 
Art Director;    Warner Brothers Animation, Burbank, CA (1/2016 - 3/2017)

Supervised all 3D design and color (characters, backgrounds. props and EFX) on two "Lego DC Superhero Girls"

DTV feature films as well as various Lego shorts. Title sequence design and color.

 

Art Director;    Warner Brothers Animation, Burbank, CA (1/2015 -1/2016)

Created approximately 250 color script images, as well as supervised background layout and final color BG paintings for title sequence and all episodes of "Bunnicula" (Cartoon Network and Boomerang)

 

Background Designer;    Shadowmachine, Los Angeles, CA (2014)

Designed and painted backgrounds for "Bojack Horseman"  (Netflix)  Also provided additional animation

 

Background Designer;    Nickelodeon, Burbank, CA (2014)

Designed and painted backgrounds for "Breadwinners" 

Concept Artist (freelance);    Disney Television Animation, Burbank, CA (2014)

Visual development of early environment concepts for "Elena of Avalor"

 

Key Background Designer;    Fox Animation Studios, Los Angeles, CA (2013-2014)

Designed and painted over 100 key backgrounds for “Cosmos- A Spacetime Oddysey”  (Fox)

 

Background Designer;    Bento Box, North Hollywood, CA (2013-2014)

Layout design and visual development for "Brickleberry" (Comedy Central) 

 

Background Designer;    Renegade, Glendale, CA (2013-2014)

Layout design and visual development for "The Tom and Jerry Show" (Warner Bros)

 

Background Designer;    Oddbot, Los Angeles, CA (2011-2012)

Designed and illustrated backgrounds for a series of Disney Club Penguin shorts

 

Background Designer and Animator;    Six Point Harness, Hollywood, CA (2010-2011)

Painted layouts and final color work for Tom Hanks' series "Electric City" and MTV's "Good Vibes"

 

Background Designer and Animator;    Film Roman, Burbank, CA (2008-2010)

Supervised animation on "Spaceballs" (G4 Network) and "Hoops n Yoyo" (Hallmark Channel)

 

Animator;    Bento Box, Burbank, CA (2010)

Animated in ToonBoom Harmony on "Neighbors from Hell" (TBS/Dreamworks)

 

Animation Consultant;    Film Roman, Burbank, CA (2006-2007)

Consulted on production pipelines and taught digital storyboarding to artists working on Slacker Cats (ABC Family)

Animator;    Renegade, Glendale, CA (2004-2009)

Worked on "The Mr Men Show" "Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi" (Cartoon Network)

Designed all FX sequences for "Christmas is Here Again" Feature film

 
Animator;   Comedy Central, Burbank, CA (2003)

Created character and effects animation in Flash for "Kid Notorious"

 
Technical Director;   Revolution Studios (Sony), Santa Monica, CA (2002)

Built scenes and blocked-in animation for the Flash-animated feature film "Lil Pimp"

 
Assistant Animator/Inker;   Reelworks Animation Studio, Minneapolis, MN (1996-2001)

Animated traditional cel animation, inked cels and created pencil tests for commercials

Resume

 

Freeelance Clients

 

Aaron Sims Company

Animax

Bento Box

Blitz Digital

Brooks Larson

Cartoon Network

Cisco

Comedy Central

Dan Lund

Disney Television Animation

Dreamworks Television

Film Roman

Fox Animation Studios

Hallmark

Kurtz and Friends

The Mayo Clinic

Mechanical Moon

Oak Films

Oddbot

P.R.E.L.

Pride and Joy

Perry Zombolas

Renegade

Revolution Studios

Six Point Harness

Steve Belfer

Titmouse

Unbound Studios

USC School of Engineering

Warner Brothers Animation

Warner Brothers Online

Wild Brain

Wild Canary

Xyla Entertainment

 

Software

 

Photoshop

Flash

ToonBoom Harmony

After Effects

Painter

Illustrator

Final Cut

Sketch Up

Maya

Membership

 

Animation Guild Local 839

Asifa

 

Freelance Experience

Adjunct Instructor teaching Background Painting, Laguna College of Art and Design, 2019

Background layout for "Bless the Harts", Titmouse, 2019

Visual development/ environment design for "Zeke Polka",  2018

 

Background layout and painting all environments for "Bush Leaguers" short pitch project, 2018

Background layout for "Scooby Doo", Warner Brothers Animation, 2017

Background layout and paint for "Bunnicula", Warner Brothers Animation, 2016

Cover image for USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s print magazine, 2015

 

Concept art for Miranda Sajdak's "Riveting" selected as a finalist in the "Next MacGuyver" competition, 2015

 

Eight concept paintings for USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s print magazine, 2014

 

Design and animation for a clip used in a music video, Aaron Sims Company 2014

 

Art direction and background visual development on shorts for Hallmark’s Spiritclips, 2013

 

“The Future is Now” Art direction on short for The Mayo Clinic’s Board of Governors, 2012

 

"Steampunk Chronicles" created all backgrounds for videogame, Xyla Entertainment, Trenton, NJ 2012

 

“Neighbors from Hell” Character animation on teaser pilot for Dreamworks, 2009

 

“American Primitive” Photoshop background designs for title sequence of feature film, 2008

 

Art director on "Legend of the Chihuahua" for Sam Hurwitz Productions/ Disney, 2008

 

“Horton Hears a Who!” Traditional FX animation for Joey Mildenberger’s Mechanical Moon, 2008

 

“Are We Done Yet” Animated on title sequence for live action feature film, Kurtz and Friends, 2007

 

“The Sun Show” Animation for Eric Goldberg and Andreas Deja’s sun safety short film, 2006

 

Art direction and visual development on "Fairfield" film noir animated short film, 2006

Education

 

St. Olaf College; Northfield, MN

Bachelor of arts in Studio Art

 
Kansas City Art Institute; Kansas City, MO

Mobility Student

 

Lakeville High School; Lakeville, MN

Graduated with honors

 

Additional classes at Gnomon, Concept Design Academy, Art Center College of Design, The Animation Union and The Los Angeles Figurative Academy