RESUME

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Education

Texas A&M University
MFA Visualization, December 2017

Savannah College of Art and Design
BFA Animation, May 2014
Minor in Character Technical Direction

Online Learning
Rigging Dojo: Mentorship, 2018
Coursera: University of Toronto - Learn to Program: The Fundamentals, 2012
Coursera: Rice University - Interactive Python Programming, 2012

Software

Proficient in (very comfortable with)
Maya, Python, MEL, PyMEL, PyQT, nCloth, nHair, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects

Experienced in (can use effectively)
C++, C#, Nuke, ZBrush, MotionBuilder, Unity, GIMP, ToonBoom Harmony

Knowledgeble of (have used effectively before, could use a refresher)
Houdini, Mudbox, Blender, Unreal Engine, Vicon Blade, Massive

Productions

Over The Moon ~ 2020
CFX Intermediate at Sony Pictures Imageworks

Sonic The Hedgehog ~ 2020
Techanim Artist at MPC

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ~ 2019
Techanim Artist at MPC

Detective Pikachu ~ 2019
Techanim Artist at MPC

Aquaman ~ 2018
Techanim Artist at MPC

Bernie The Dolphin ~ 2017
Technical Director freelance rigging for 208 Monkeys

Under the Weather ~ 2015
Collaborative short at Texas A&M with guidance from Walt Disney Animation Studios
~Created a 30-second animation based on the theme “Kite” in 10 weeks
~Lead story developer and rigger on a team of 6 artists

Shaw Active Sound ~ 2011
Collaborative trailer for Shaw Active Sound System at The Grand Cinema in Hong Kong
~Presented storyboards to company executives in Hong Kong
~Executed rigging and animation in collaboration with other students in 10 weeks

Work

Sony Pictures Imageworks
CFX Intermediate, November 2019 - April 2020
Over The Moon, 2020
~Responsible for cloth, hair, and fur simulations

MPC
Techanim Artist, June 2018 - November 2019
Sonic The Hedgehog, 2020
~Responsible for cloth, hair, and fur simulations and shot finaling

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, 2019
~Responsible for cloth, hair, and fur simulations and shot finaling
~Rotoscoping digital costume replacement to character
~Feather intersection cleanup on wings

Detective Pikachu, 2019
~Responsible for cloth, hair, and fur simulations and shot finaling
~Wrote script to convert environmental assets into art-directable rigs
~Wrote script to set up parade balloons for simulaiton

Aquaman, 2018
~Responsible for simulation and animation cleanup and shot finaling

208 Monkeys
Technical Director Freelance, Spring 2018
Bernie the Dolphin, 2017
~Responsible for rigging CG Dolphin

Texas A&M University
Instructor of Record - Visualization Techniques: Introduction to Maya, Fall 2015 and 2016
~Taught undergraduate students an overview of the Maya animation pipeline
~Wrote syllabus, assignments, and lesson plans, assigned grades

Teaching Assistant - History of Modern Art, Spring 2015, Spring and Summer 2016
~Aided professor by mentoring undergraduate students and tracking progress

Teaching Assistant - 3D Modeling and Animation (Graduate Course), Fall 2015
~Aided professor by mentoring graduate students during lab and office hours

iD Tech Camps
Lead Instructor, Summer 2014
Gaming Academy Instructor, Summer 2014
Instructor, Summer 2012 and 2013
~Taught Maya, various game creation software and coding languages, and LEGO Mindstorms
~Adapted curriculum and lesson plans for ages 7-17 in classes of eight students

Savannah College of Art and Design
CRLA-Certified Peer Tutor, 2012-2014
~Aided students in understanding scripting, rigging, and general Autodesk Maya

Jump Start Assistant of the Year, Award Recipient 2014
Jump Start Coordinator, 2013
Jump Start Assistant, 2010-2012
~Clearly communicated with incoming students who had disabilities
~Provided an understanding of the college’s counseling department and support network
~Monitored weekly meetings of a support group for students in the program