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Blue Sky Studios Character Technical Director/Animator December 2005 - Present
o Built articulation and deformation rigs for characters and props for short film No Time for Nuts (2006), feature films Horton Hears a Who (2008) and upcoming Ice Age 3 (2009). Additional animation of lead and background characters for Horton Hears a Who.
Freelance Animator/CG Artist March 2005 - December 2005
Animation, texturing/lighting and effects work in Maya. Studios
include: Transistor Studios,
Piranha Pictures Lead Designer Spring 2003 - Summer 2004
Creating 3D/2D graphics for television commercials,
Edgeworx Technical Guy Spring 2003 - Fall 2003
o Provided all-around technical/production support at full-function Avid/After Effects/Final Cut NYC post-production house. Compositing work on feature film D.E.B.S. (2005)
Freelance Project Manager & Technology and Design Consultant 1998-2003
o Provided services including web design, ad design and copywriting, presentation design and project management. Clients include Disney Interactive Group, Scholastic Inc., ESPN.com, Ziff Davis Media, SandBlast Productions.
NBC Internet Senior Producer 1999-2001
o Responsible for NBC web sites for Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
o Produced all content for sites, including comedy pieces, original graphics and streaming video and audio.
o Worked directly with show host, producers and writers to develop integrated on-air/online promotions.
o Managed a bi-coastal production and design staff.
CMP Media’s GamePower.com Editor 1996-1997
o Co-founded web publication providing daily coverage of the computer gaming industry.
o Wrote game and hardware reviews, launched multiplayer gaming column, edited reviews from freelance writers
o Designed graphics for online advertising campaign. Produced original graphics, streaming videos, tongue-in-cheek biweekly newsletter to 15,000+ subscribers.
Annecy 2006 International Animated Film Festival June 2006
Underground Festival (
MetroCAF 2005 (NYC) September 2005 Jury Award
Nexttoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival September 2005
Animation Block Party (NYC) September 2005
Steamed Writer/Co-Producer/Animator/Technical Director
MetroCAF 2005 September 2005
Amazon/Tribeca Film Festival Short Film Competition June 2005
CADA Digital Arts Theater (NYC) January 2005 Dean’s Award
o Software: Maya, XSI, After Effects, Photoshop. Languages: MEL, Perl, French. Musical Instrument: Percussion.
o Director/producer of short videos, published journalist and technical author.
o Stand up and improvisational comedy performer, member of Screen Actors Guild.
o Ongoing advanced studies in character animation.
o Master of Science in Digital Imaging and Design, Spring 2005. Graduated with honors for thesis film In-Out. Winner of Digital Bauhaus story competition for short film Steamed, Recipient of Dean’s Award for Steamed (animation, TD, particles), flag bearer.
Graduated in June, 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Additional concentrations in creative writing and computer science. Senior
Symphonic Award for contribution to music at