CV

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts – Imaging and Digital Art, UMBC2010
  • Bachelor of Arts – IMDA Computer Animation Track, UMBC2003
  • Minor Degree – Art History, UMBC2003

Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Animation & Interactive Media, Department of Visual Arts, UMBC2012-Present

    I was hired to develop and teach courses focused on advanced digital animation techniques, specifically concerning 2D/3D animation, compositing and special effects, motion graphics, character modeling/texturing/rigging/animation, as well as hybrid courses combining multiple techniques. I also served as area coordinator, guiding our team through a curriculum development overhaul between the fall semester of 2014-2015.

  • Technical Director, Imaging Research Center2005-2012

    Here I served as a collaborative researcher/artist to contribute in the area of digital media through all facets of production for video, animation, and real-time projects. Additional duties included managing production of staff, developing and managing an undergraduate internship program, and facilitating production through the center’s shooting studio.

  • Technical Specialist, Imaging Research Center2003-2005

    I was rewarded this position as a postgraduate fellow in order to continue contributions as a media artist in 3D animation and modeling.

  • Visual Communications Specialist, USAF 11th Communications Squadron2002-2003

    Here I participated in general print and digital media production as part of the co-op program for undergraduates in studying the arts.

Exhibitions

  • Object Oriented (Solo), Black Rock Ctr, Germantown MDNov, 2016
  • Tethered In The Weather (Solo),VisArts Gallery, Rockville, MDMay, 2013
  • Videopolis, Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MDMay, 2012
  • Boombala! Video Cabaret, Baltimore, MDMar, 2012
  • Annapolis Fringe Festival (w/Christine Ferrera), Annapolis, MD2011
  • MFA Imaging and Digital Arts Thesis Exhibition, UMBC2010
  • Evidence of Things Partially True, Intl. Ctr. of Photo., NY2009
  • Abduct Cycle 01010, West North Studio, Baltimore2008

Professional Screenings

  • See Intuit – Graphics & Animation
    USA Science and Engineering Festival 2010
  • Euphoria – Digital Effects & Animation
    • Maryland Film Festival 2008
    • Santa Fe Film Festival 2008
    • Chesapeake Film Festival 2008
    • Houston International Film Festival 2008
  • Noetic – Technical Director & Animation
    • GDC – Serious Games Summit 2008
    • Siggraph, New Tech Demos 2008
  • Bellows – 3D Animation, Pipeline Development
    New Tech Demos – Siggraph 2008
  • Matisse: Painter As Sculptor – Technical Director & Animation
    • Dallas Museum Of Art 2007
    • San Fransisco Museum Of Modern Art 2007
    • Baltimore Museum Of Art 2007
  • Mightier than the Sword – 3D Anim., Mesh Decimation, 2D FX/Compositing
    • The Walters Art Museum 2006
    • Maryland Public Television 2006
  • Operation Poison Ivy – 3D Animation
    The Economist Magazine 2006
  • Imaging Research Center Documentary – 3D Animation
    Maryland Public Television 2004
  • Landscapes Of Liberty – 3D Animation
    The Maryland Historical Society 2003

Technical Expertise

  • A/V Software

    • Ableton
    • Audacity
    • Final Cut Studio
    • Logic Pro
    • Milky Tracker
    • Plural Eyes
    • Presonus Studio
    • ProTools
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    • After Effects
    • Audition
    • Encore
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Media Encoder
    • Photoshop
    • Premiere
  • Animation Software

    • 3DStudio Max
    • Blender
    • Cyslice
    • Maya
  • App Publishing

    • Amazon
    • Android
    • iOS
  • Content Managment

    • Bit Bucket
    • Source Tree
    • Tortoise SVN
  • Equipment

    • Canon DSLR
    • Nikon DSLR
    • Presonus Audio
    • Zoom Audio
  • Microsoft Office

    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Word
  • Web

    • Bootstrap
    • CSS
    • HTML
    • JS

Skills and Abilities

  • 2D/3D Animation

    • 2D Animation
    • 3D Animation
    • 3D Modeling
    • 3D Printing Pre-Production
    • 3D Texturing
    • Basic Mel Scripting/Java Script
    • Character Animation
    • Laser Scan Decimation
    • Rendering
    • Rigging
    • Storyboarding
  • A/V

    • Audio Composition
    • Audio Pre and Post Production
    • Camera Operation
    • DSLR Photography
    • DVD/BluRay Authoring
    • Live Audio Production
    • Live Video Production
    • Photo Editing/Retouching
    • Video Pre and Post Production
  • FX & Compositing

    • AE Expressions
    • Animated Typography
    • Color Correction
    • Motion Graphics
    • Motion Tracking
  • Graphic Design

    • Book Cover Deisgn
    • Digital Print Production
    • Illustration
    • Info Graphics
    • Logo/Branding
    • Prepress Production
  • Management, Education and Research

    • Art/Creative Direction
    • Content Management
    • Curriculum Development
    • Documentation/Technical Writing
    • Pipeline Development
    • Production Management
    • Program Development
    • Technical Direction
    • Technology Research
    • Tutorial Development
  • UX/UI

    • Analytics Design
    • App Development
    • Game Design
    • Interface Design
    • Protyping/Wireframes
    • Qualitative User Research
    • User Personas/Journeys