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

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

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

    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 | 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 | 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 | Draper, United States of America

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