Three seconds…then a user decides to engage or leave. Design impacts a project immediately. It creates attraction, clarity and inspires action. Design it right, be thoughtful or don’t do it at all.
Graphic designer and animator focusing on gaming graphics and user interface.
Art Director, Codex Worlds. Jan.2013 – Present:
Directed graphic design and user interface animation for “Infinium Strike” (Nov. 2015 – 2016), 3D tower defense, for PC, XBox and iOS. Lead various teams in the design and implementation of all user interface components, screen layout, menu and icon design.
Lead Artist, AGS (American Gaming Systems). Oct. 2014 – Jun. 2015:
Provided animation and graphic design direction to various gaming titles. Generated pre-visualization animatics, symbol animation, help screen and top glass design. Trained team members in 3D (Maya) and After Effects.
Instructor, The Art Institute of Las Vegas. Oct. 2004 – 2014:
Instructor in Animation, Graphic Design, Digital Portfolio Production, Game Design, and Motion Graphics. Software packages taught: Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop and Illustrator, Autodesk Maya and WordPress. Coordinated faculty support and training, student recruitment open houses and graduate portfolio preparation.
Phoenix Staffing / Harrah’s Entertainment. Design Consultant, Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2005:
Provided graphic design consultation and flash animations for various Las Vegas gaming corporations. Clients include: Caesar’s / Harrah’s Entertainment, Rio Hotel & Casino, Showboat Hotel and Casino (Atlantic City). Awarded: Consultant of the Year Award (2005).
Hallmark.com. Design Lead. Oct. 2000 – Oct. 2004:
Provided design and animation support for Hallmark.com and its affiliates. Worked closely with IBM Usability Group to ensure implementation of corporate branding and marketing strategies. Successfully implemented online branding for Hallmark Gold Crown, Hallmark Flowers, Keepsake Ornaments, American Girl and Hallmark Channel.
Hallmark Cards / Lettering Department. Sept. 1998 – Oct. 2000:
Provided typographic product designs, font development and hand lettering solutions for various greeting card product.
MFA in Computer Animation – 2008:
Miami International University of Art and Design Online, Pittsburgh, PA
BS in Graphic Design / Illustration Emphasis – 1996:
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
- After Effects
- Particle Illusion
- Autodesk Maya
- Cinema 4D
- Word Press
- Autodesk Mudbox
- Corel Painter