PROFILE

U.S. Army Veteran and motivated leader that brings an experienced and friendly personality to a variety of projects. Effective communication skills to bridge the gap between technical and creative teams. Skills and experience developed from working on large scale projects for companies like ABC, Disney, Dreamworks and Mattel.

• US ARMY Veteran
• Art direction
• Illustration and cartooning
• Code, keyframe and frame-by-frame animation
• Over 14 years of experience in game and Flash-based Rich Internet Applications (RIA) development experience
• Object oriented programmer using MVC approach for games and RIA
• UI/UX design
• Technical and creative communication skills
• Created and released Chupi Goes Cow Tipping game available on Apple App Store using Starling framework
• Created and released Bessie’s Revenge game available on Apple App Store using Starling framework
• Creator and host of Sketch Zone podcast and website
• Creator and manager of the first Adobe Flash User Group in the Chicago Area
• Public speaking on topics about gaming, multimedia, animation and coding
• Member of the Sketchbomb San Francisco

EXPERIENCE

Freelance/Contract Creative Technologist, UI/UX Designer, Animator

February 2004 to April 2007 and December 2011 to present

Clients include ABC, Acesse,  Allscripts, Biomet Healthcare Initiative, CitiBank CitiRocks, Digitas, Disney, FLW International, Hallmark Channel, Hoodie Buddies, Hyfn, Mattel ( Barbie, Monster High ), Mastercard, Miller Lite Racing, Nokia USA, NowMedia,  Sears U.S., Sears Canada, Visa

BLT & Assoc. – Flash Developer

September 2010 to August 2011

Clients include 20th Century Fox, ABC, Disney, Dreamworks, GSN, HBO, Tom Cruise, Universal, Warner Bros.

Arc Worldwide/Leo Burnett – Creative Technologist

April 2007 to September 2010

Clients include Beneful, Friskies, Hallmark, Kellogg’s, Philip Morris USA, Philip Morris International, RIM (Blackberry)

*Further history available upon request

EDUCATION

The Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, IL — Media Arts and Animation
Triton College, River Grove, IL — Advertising Art and Computer Design

GIVING BACK

Nepris, Inc.

I speak to students across the U.S. about careers in art, animation and technology.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS AND COMPANIES

20th Century Fox, 360 Jets, ABC, Arntz Family Foundation, BLT & Associates, CBS, Cook Islands Travel Bureau, Digitas, Disney, Dreamworks, Duke University, Envolve Winery, Game Show Network, Hallmark Channel, HBO, HoodieBuddies, Leo Burnett/Arc Worldwide, MasterCard, Mattel, McDonald’s, Miller Lite Racing, Nokia, Philip Morris U.S., Philip Morris International, Red Baron Racing, Research In Motion(RIM), Sears, Sony Pictures Imageworks, South Park Studios, Tom Cruise, Universal Pictures, Visa, Warner Bros., Wendy’s

Project List:

ABC’s Once Upon a Time – Untold Stories Flash-based Facebook App
ABC’s The Neighbors Goo Yourself Flash-based Facebook App
Barbie’s Dolls of the World Website
Big Momma’s House 3: Like Father Like Son Website
Biomet Health Care Initiatives Flash based Kiosk
Blackberry Mobile Improv Website
Book of Mormon Website
Cook Islands Live Like a Local (ads)
Copenhagen Winter Green Website
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean :On Stranger Tides Website
Disney’s Tangled Website
Due Date – Meet Sonny Website
Duke University TIP Website
Evil Dead (2013) Website
Mattel’s Freaky Fab 13 Website
Game Show Network’s Lingo (ads)
How to Train Your Dragon Website
Marlboro.com
Marlboro MST Website
Marlboro SNUS Website
Mattel’s Barbie Dolls of the World Website
Red Baron Racing Website
The Dilemma Website
TomCruise.com
TRON:Legacy Website