Summary

Howdy.
For over 20 years, I have had the good fortune of working in the Film/ Game/ Animation Industry.
It's been a crazy fun ride, and I love being creative.

Almost 10 of those 20 years have been working at Disney Interactive / Avalanche Studios, where I have sculpted many different characters for the Disney Infinity Franchise.

My Disney Game credits include:
- Narnia ( Character Artist )
- Ultimate Band ( Character Artist )
- Phineas and Ferb ( Character Artist )
- Epic Mickey ( Worlds/ Environment Artist )
- Toy Story 3 ( Character Artist )
- Disney Infinity 1 to the most current Infinity ( Character Artist )

Other game credits include
- Atari Gauntlet Legends ( Character Artist / Animator )
- Atari Guantlet Legacy ( Character Artist / Animator )
- Activision Civilization ( Character Artist )
and more.

I have had many years working in ALL aspects of the 2d and 3d process. I have worked with clients in film/ animation/ and print for companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, PDI, DreamWorks, Sony, Pixar, National Geographic, and too many more to mention.

I have experience creating full 3d medical animation videos from start to finish for training, education, manufacturing, etc.
I have also created 3d accident reconstruction videos for court cases.

My real passion is writing and creating stories, screenplays, character development and design.
There is nothing more fulfilling than creating a living, breathing concept/ story.

My hobbies include family, travel to Africa (humanitarian), songwriting / producing music, and a good ol' funky porch jam session.

My biggest dream?.....One day I hope to Direct and Produce an animated film/ or live action film.

Skills

  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Animation
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Low-poly Modeling
  • High-poly Modeling
  • Character Modeling
  • Rigging
  • Compositing
  • Screenwriting
  • Illustration
  • Cartooning
  • Storytelling
  • Art Direction
  • Software Proficiency

    ZBrush
    ZBrush
    Maya
    Maya
    Photoshop
    Photoshop
    After Effects
    After Effects
    Keyshot
    Keyshot
    TopoGun
    TopoGun
    3D-Coat
    3D-Coat
    Premiere
    Premiere
    Unreal Engine
    Unreal Engine
    Mari
    Mari
    Marvelous Designer
    Marvelous Designer
    Substance Painter
    Substance Painter

    Experience

    Character Dept. Head

    TBA
    July 2016 - Present | slc, United States of America

    I am currently Character Dept. Head / SR. Character Artist / Lead Artist for a game studio that I will announce once they hold a press conference.

    Freelancer

    Freelance
    May 2016 - Present | SLC, United States of America

    I am looking for full time work. Disney Interactive just recently shut their doors.

    Please contact me for any work opportunities!

    - Create and draw comics, write screenplays, character design, cartooning, write children's books and short stories.

    - Have written more than a dozen Children's Books (currently unpublished)

    - Have written two films that have had theatrical releases in the theater.

    - The Light Before Christmas (children's animated film) 2005 Theatrical Release / IMAX

    - Spooky Bats and Scaredy Cats (children's animated film) 2006 Theatrical Release

    - I wrote and directed a musical, "Finding Freedom" which won the Deseret Achievement Award in 2005. I also Co-Wrote, Co-Directed and Produced the full 17 track professional studio album/ soundtrack.

    Senior Character Modeler

    Disney
    May 2007 - May 2016 9 years | SLC, United States of America

    3D modeling, Model High and Low resolution game characters, Model vehicles/ environment, and object pieces, Toy Sculpt for Disney Infinity.

    3D printing

    - EnvisionTec Ultra 3SP Resin Printer (scan spin and selectively procure)

    - Zortrax M200

    Senior Modeler/ Animator

    Interact Medical
    February 2003 - May 2007 4 years 3 months | American Fork, United States of America

    Storyboarding, Medical Illustration, 3D modeling, 3d Rigging, 3D Animation, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing, Jingles, Audio SFX/Foley

    Senior Character Artist/ Animator

    Viewpoint
    July 1996 - February 2003 6 years 7 months | Draper, United States of America

    3D modeling, 3d Rigging, 3D Animation, 2D Animation, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing, Jingles, Audio SFX/Foley