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Education

Apr 2011Present

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
Sep 2001Dec 2005

Bachelors of Fine Arts

The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

Vice President of an animation club (The Animation Revolution)

Helped organize contests and a trip to Midway Games Head Quarters in Chicago

Art Director for a 30 second 3D Animated Commercial

Managed all aspects of art and production while refining pipeline production

Work History

Sep 2006Present

Alumni Mentor

Freelance

Advised and groomed students on how the industry works via freelance.

Gave insight on freelance projects.

Jan 2011Present

Camera man

The Embassy

I film the church's service every Sunday. Where I edit and perform color correction in addition to publishing a Full DVD every week to be dispersed and sold.

Jun 2010Jun 2010

Workshop Facilitator

Bronzeville Cultural Film Festival

Participated in the teaching of an animation workshop called “You’re so Animated”

Entered a 72hr film completion where I received an honorable mention for “Fixer”

Mar 2010Mar 2010

Graphic Designer / Volunteer

Freelance

Created a flyer for a Fashion at Calumet Township Community Center

Nov 2009Nov 2009

Digital Artist

Freelance

Created a club flyer and a 3D HD video Intro adaptation of 20th century fox’s intro. 

20092009

Video Producer

Freelance

Filming of events, performances and interviews.

20092009

Graphic Designer / Volunteer

Independents INC.

Created multiple Logo Designs

20082009

Digital Artist / Volunteer

OC Entertainment

Created Flyers and an Electronic Press Kit for one of the musicians

Sep 2006Dec 2006

Technical Director

Private

Assemble customized rigs and reweighted and targeting of motion capture data.

Jun 2006Aug 2006

Instructor

Cyber Camps - Benedictine University

Taught Game Design 1, Game Design 2 and Game Modding to children ages 8 - 18.

All students successfully created platform and 3D games with proprietary software.

Jan 2006Jun 2006

Teachers Assistant

The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

Assisted in the Instruction of Materials / lighting and Modeling I

20032003

Graphic Designer / Volunteer

Glowtronics

Utilized Photoshop to create designs for turntable Slip Mats.

Summary

I am a Freelance Digital/Character Artist who've taught a wide range of students from 8yrs of age to College level adults with success. A Generalist Artist with a specialization in Character Modeling/Rigging and pipeline production. In addition, I have generalization knowledge of Visual Effects and video editing for film.

Objective

To acquire a position as a Digital Artist withing an establishment utilizing my knowledge, skills and technical ability.

Interest

Capoeria, Reading, Writing, Working out, Football, Track, Cartoon, Movies, Special Effects, Games, philosophy, psychology, sculpting, skydiving and exploring.

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