Experience
Art Director, Microsoft Redmond, WA, 2018 – present

I lead the design vision of MicrosoftLife.com, a mixed-media digital magazine focused on diversity, inclusion and social/environmental advocacy. I also oversee design, video & motion for all official @Microsoft social media accounts.
Senior Digital Designer, Microsoft Redmond, WA, 2018

I led the digital team within the Retail Design Studio, creating digital design, interactive, animation and video collateral for retail campaigns and product launches within Microsoft.
Motion Graphics Designer & Animator, StrongMind Chandler, AZ, 2014 – 2016

I was responsible for animation, art direction, web/interactive design, video editing, film scoring, and video game design for this digital agency centered around modern high school e-learning.
Web & Print Production Designer, Park&Co Phoenix, AZ, 2012 – 2014

Clients such as Goodwill, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Resolution Copper, Donate Life

I was responsible for design, animation, video editing, coding, sound design, branding and campaign conceptualization for this boutique advertising agency centered primarily around non-profits, conscious capitalism and storytelling.
Storyboard Artist, The Aquabats Super Show Santa Ana, CA, 2011

I worked with the director to illustrate and design shots and sequences for the initial run of episodes of this TV show.
Graphic Designer, Evil Controllers Tempe, AZ, 2011 – 2012

I created web layouts, advertising banners, product and packaging design consistent with the company’s branding for this video game technology and accessories company.
Digital Art Instructor, Herberger Community School Tempe, AZ, 2008 – 2010

I taught classes on video art, animation, sound design and web programming for pre-teens and teenagers through Arizona State University’s community school program.
Freelance Design, Animation, & Video Editing 2008 – present

Clients such as Google, Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Boeing

I have continuously freelanced for companies in Phoenix, California and Washington for the last 13 years. My roles have included web & graphic design, motion design, art direction, video directing and editing, effects compositing and animation.
Awards
Emmy – 2D Animation – 'Motion – Isaac Newton’s First Law' 2016

I received a regional Emmy in September 2016 for my character animation in this short film.
CODiE Award – Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution 2016

I directed and animated a video series teaching world history in a playful, conversational format for high school students.


Serious Play – Silver Award – Legend of Geomethor (Video Game Series) 2016

An educational video game series I designed, animated and programmed to teach geometry concepts to students.
Telly Award – Abraham Lincoln 2016

I art directed and animated a educational short film about Abraham Lincoln's early life and strategy in the Lincoln/Douglas debate.
Education
BFA in Intermedia Arts, 2011Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Skills
Design - Blender 3D, Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch, Adobe XD

Motion - After Effects, Blender 3D, Adobe Animate, Stop Motion, Traditional
 
Video - Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Da Vinci Resolve, After Effects, Camera Tech
 Web - HTML, CSS, Wordpress

Sound Design - Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Audition, Recording, Audio Tech
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