My Background and Skills

Animation Background

July 2005 - August 2005:
Character animator at Bardel Entertainment, working on Vanguard's Happily Never After.

January 2005 - July 2005:
Teaching intro and advanced animation in Maya classes at Surrey College.

November 2004 -June 2005:
Lead Character Animator at Bardel Ent. working on Dragons 2, The Metal Ages.

May 2004 - August 2004:
Character animator at Nitrogen Studios, working on AOL Supper Buddy Icons.

January 2004 - July 2004:
Character animator at Bardel Entertainment, working on Dragons Fire and Ice.

January 2004 - February 2004:
Previs animator at Stargate Digital, working on such shows as: 5 Days to midnight, American Meltdown, and Jake 2.0.

June 2003 - August 2003:
Previs animator at Image Engine Design working on I, Robot and Scooby-Doo 2.

July 2003:
Ai CDIS Leadership Award
Criteria: Awarded to a masters graduate student who throughout the school year demonstrated commitment above and beyond the call of duty, leadership amongst their peers, participation in extracurricular school activities and events, involvement as a student program assistant and respect for staff and instructors.

July 2002 - Present:
Writing, designing, animating and developing characters along side a group of friends, who have recently become Hot Dog Day Entertainment Inc, for a cg television cartoon pilot episode of "Jaqueline's Steamclock".

July 2002 - Feb 2003:
Digital animation masters program at Ai CDIS Burnaby BC, Canada.

Oct 2001 - June 2002:
Character animation program at Ai CDIS Burnaby BC, Canada.

Aug 2000 - Jan 2001:
traditional animation instruction in Kelowna BC, Canada

Grade 12:
full year course on 3d studio max

Animation Skills

    Proficient in:
  •  Maya 4+
  • XSI 1.5+
  • Adobe Photoshop,
  • Adobe Image Ready
  • Adobe Premier
  • Adobe After Effects
    Familiar with:
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Lightwave
  • Shake
  • Combustion
  • Digital Fusion

Art & Design Background

I began drawing at an early age and at around age 9 began collecting comic books to learn how to draw muscle structure and anatomy in a stylized fashion. Throughout high school I took as many art classes as i could which turned out to be quite a few in senior high. Out of high school now I began my education in traditional animation and a year later digital animation. throughout this time I was working as a web designer and becoming very proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Image Ready. In my digital animation program I also received 3 semesters of life drawing from which i learned allot. Now it is today and I am ever progressing in my artistic talents.

Web Design Background

July 02 - present:
frequent private web design contracts including, building a client base, web site consultations, project management, layout design, graphic design, html, maintenance, and website re-design.

January 02 - Present:
Paradox Consulting Group, Inc.
Duties include layout design, graphic design, html, and website re-design.

September 99- September 01:
IMG Internet/PCNET
Duties include layout design, graphic design, html, search engine registration, ADSL installations, wireless internet installations, ISP POWER, customer service, handling cash, and telephone technical support.

Web Design Skills

    Proficient in:
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Image Ready
  • Ultra Edit
  • SR32
  • HTML
    Familiar with:
  • Front Page
  • Java script
  • ASP
  • Flash