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Work History

20152019

Freelance Houdini FX

The Mill, Framestore, CarbonFX, Sarofsky, Leviathan, Netflix, Calabash Animation

Freelance Houdini FX with experience working on small to mid-size simulations for particles, natural effects, and fluids. Composited mostly in Nuke. Work includes a few feature open titles sequences, Netflix shows, and nationwide commercials.

20142015

Freelance CG Motion Design

Leviathan, Method Chicago, Optimus, Havas, Daily Planet, Sarofsky 

Created 3d setups for motion design commercials. From modeling, to animation, through to final compositing.

20132014

3D Lead

Daily Planet

Led a small team of animators to create nationwide advertisements and in-arena animations for the Blackhawks.

20122013

Freelance CG Motion Design

Blend Studio, Foundation

Worked on a few spots for Kohler and a few various companies.

20112012

Motion Designer

Design Kitchen (Blast Radius)

Create motion graphics from concept to ship for clients like HP, Motorola, GE, and Hostess. Specializing in web content that attracts new customers and keeps the current ones by working with interactive designs and storytelling.

20102011

Motion Designer

Wire Stone

Part of a highly effective team that has led to a 300% increase in growth in our major clients.
- Model, texture, and animate Motorola phones for videos that are seen across multiple platforms including web, POS, broadcast and in-device.
-Develop projects from concept to finish for top brands.
- Utilize industry standard tools such as After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D and Final Cut Pro to create intensely awesome videos

20082010

Graphic Designer

Omnibus Advertising

Designed creative print ads for newspaper and magazines. Developed attractive flash animations for use on multiple high end website. Created animations for broadcast.

20082009

Freelance Motion Designer

IdeaNet Inc.

Worked as a Freelance Contractor developing in-store POS videos for high end brands such as WholeFoods.

20062008

Design Coordinator

T.C. Bauer Co.

Created attractive logos and print material. Also worked in package design and managed two other workers underneath me.

Education

20042007

B.F.A

Illinois Institute of Art

Skills

Houdini

Experience in particles, volumes, flip, oceans w/ ship, lightning & more.

Nuke

Composited a few smaller shows and some commercials.

Python

Experience in some pipeline development and scripting.