I remember clearly one day when I was fourteen years old when everything just clicked and I realized that I wanted to pursue computer animation. Growing up I spent a lot of time drawing my favorite cartoon characters over and over again; my mother even let me paint a giant size Garfield on my bedroom wall when I was in 5th grade. Needless to say, my passion for art at a young age was the center of my little universe that led me down the path I am currently on. As an adult I have an overwhelming desire to go to movies (almost every weekend) that might boarder on obsession. I enjoy being submersed in a great story whether it comes from a movie, video game, book, or graphic novel.
I graduated in 2007 from Full Sail University with a bachelor degree in Computer Animation. I focused mainly on 3D character/environment modeling, texturing, and lighting. Since then, I have been doing freelance work as a modeler and texture artist and have worked on a few unpublished shorts and video games. More recently I worked as a texture artist on the web series “The New Kind”. I recently worked as a Data Entry Clerk at Alutiiq where I was responsible for working on technical publications for military aircraft until recently returning to school full time.
I am currently attending North Carolina State University as a graduate student in Art and Design with a focus in Animation and New Media. I hope to further develop my skills as an artist and designer by concentrating on character design, storytelling, and animating. I currently work as a Research Assistant for the IntelliMedia Group in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University.
M.A.D., Art and Design (Expected 2016)
North Carolina State University
B.S., Computer Animation (2007)
Full Sail University