Summary of Qualifications

I am an innovative and passionate artist with creative production management experience that includes unique, effective, 3D design, as well as advanced team planning.I am a proven industry expert in the following fields: 3D modeling of environments, props, vehicles, and charters, along with exceptional light, animating, rendering, compositing, motion tracking, and rotoscope proficiency. Exceptional flexibility and resourcefulness coupled with the capability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment without compromising product quality.

Core Competencies

 

  • Hard Surface Modeling

  • World Building

  • Organic Modeling

  • Texturing

  • Lighting

 

  • Compositing

  • Agile Methodologies

  • Rendering

  • Animation

  • Video Editing

 

  • Troubleshooting

  • Projection Modeling

  • Matchmoving

  • Team Management

  • Photogrammetry

 

Work Experience

 

 

Senior Environment Artist at Digital Domain ▪ Vancouver, BC

Jan 2019 - Present

Job Duties: Modeling (Terrain, Buildings, Vehicles, Props), Texturing, Compositing, Lighting, Rendering

Projects:

  • Captain Marvel

  • The Rescue

  • Lost in Space: Season 2

  • Undisclosed Project

Summary:

  • Modeling photoreal environments in multiple levels of detail to be rendered in 4k resolution. 

  • Texturing photoreal environment pieces in Mari and Photoshop

  • Setting up camera projections in Maya and Nuke

  • Slap comp setup

  • Lighting and rendering of full CG assets

  • Layout of CG environments and set extensions

  • Matte painting and Paintovers

Senior Generalist at Industrial Light and Magic ▪ Vancouver, BC

Dec 2017 - Jan 2019

Job Duties: Modeling (Terrain, Buildings, Vehicles), Texturing, Compositing, Rendering

Projects:

  • Aquaman (Credited)

  • Captain Marvel (Credited)

Summary:

  • Modeling photoreal environments

  • Texture/lookdev of environment pieces in Clarisse and Photoshop

  • Slap comp setup

  • Lighting and rendering of full CG assets in 3DS Max/Vray and Clarisse

  • Layout of CG environments and set extensions

  • Animation of background asset

Senior Environment Artist at Digital Domain ▪ Vancouver, BC

Nov 2016 - Dec 2017

Job Duties: Modeling (Terrain, Buildings, Vehicles), Texturing, Compositing, Rendering

Projects:

  • Fate of the Furious: F8

  • Ready Player One (Credited)

  • Thor: Ragnarok (Credited)

  • Shadow (2018, Credited)

Summary:

  • Modeling photoreal environments in multiple levels of detail to be rendered in 4k resolution. 

  • Texturing photoreal environment pieces in Mari and Photoshop

  • Setting up camera projections in Maya and Nuke

  • Slap comp setup

  • Lighting and rendering of full CG assets

  • Layout of CG environments and set extensions

  • Matte painting and Paintovers

 

Senior Environment Artist at MPC ▪ Vancouver, BC

Dec 2014 – Nov 2016

Job Duties: Modeling (Terrain, Buildings, Vehicles), Texturing, Compositing, Rendering

Projects:

  • Batman Vs. Superman (Credited)

  • Spectre 007

  • Independence Day Resurgence (Credited)

  • Ghostbusters (2016, Credited)

  • Ghost in the Shell

  • The Mummy (2017)

Summary:

  • Modeling photoreal environments in multiple levels of detail to be rendered in 4k resolution. 

  • Texturing photoreal environment pieces in Mari and Photoshop

  • Setting up camera projections in Maya and Nuke

  • Slap comp setup

  • Lighting and rendering of full CG assets

 
Lead Graphic Artist at New York Air Brake
Oct 2011 - Dec 2014
Job Duties: Modeling (Objects / Worlds / Environments), Lead Artist, Team Leadership, Texture Mapping
Summary:
  • Streamlined content creation to maximize productivity and quality for new product lines in a rapidly expanding company.
  • Implemented and trained team to utilize Agile/Scrum methodology for faster, more accurate, deliveries to customers resulting in higher confidence and satisfaction.
  • Updated and improved 3D modeling and texturing of new and existing projects to exceed current quality expectations and standards creating higher customer satisfaction.
  • Key Lead in creating content for train simulators, as well as setting and innovating standards for all internal artists.    
  • Supervised 12 artists in creation, simulation integration, and quality assurance, of digital assets.
 

Lead 3D Content modeler at L-3 Com

Apr 2009 - Oct 2011 
Job Duties: Modeling (Objects / Worlds / Environments) , Texturing / 2D / Painting , Texture Mapping , Lead Artist 
Summary:
  • 3D modeling of aircraft, automobiles, watercraft, airfields, environment buildings, and level of detail; creating texture maps, developing IR texture map, and setting up vehicle and airfield lighting.
  • Successfully promoted to a higher level position to supervise several projects; allocated projects to the team provided continuous quality control and ensured that established deadline was met.
  • Instrumental in creating content for the flight simulators, as well as in setting and innovating standards for internal artists.
  • Noted Projects: F-16 Flight Simulator, F-18 Flight Simulator, F-22 Flight Simulator

 

Digital Artist at Tryba Architecture

Feb 2007 - Nov 2008 
Job Duties: Web / Internet, Print / Package Design  , Camera Placement / Tracking  , Image Processing  , Texturing / 2D / Painting , Modeling (Objects / Worlds / Environments) , Renderman  , Compositing  , Lighting 
Summary:
  • Directed 3D rendering, modeling from CAD drawing, texturing, lighting, camera setup, animation, and final image through Maya, Photoshop, Shake, and Mental Ray. Collaborated with the architects during the design development stage.
  • Major Contributions:

    • Significantly implemented multiple and successful high-end, photoreal 3D renderings for the company that was used in advertisements, brochures, and billboards. 

    • Played a vital role in supporting the design team to visualize the buildings; contributed in generating an improved, faster, and higher quality end product.

Noted Projects: 1900 Sixteenth Street, Cabo San Lucas, Denver Botanical Gardens, Colorado Center

 
3D Rendering Artist at Watkins Associates 

Feb 2006 - Feb 2007

Summary:
  • Responsibilities included modeling, texturing, lighting, camera setup, rendering, final image composition, logo design, branding, marketing, and brochure design. 

  • Utilized various programs, such as Maya, Photoshop, Shake, Mental Ray, and Indesign. 

Noted Projects: One Cherry Creek, Whispering Creek, Polar Ice

 

Freelance ▪ Boulder, CO

3D Generalist

2006

  • Effectively performed compositing, match moving, and green screen removal for the Star Wars Fan Film Trailer.

  • Developed digital composites for short film Enigma.

  • Developed Magazine Advertisement of Proven Cycles.

2010 - present

2010 - present

Software

  • Autodesk Maya

  • Apple Shake

  • Mental Ray

  • Vray

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Final Cut pro

  • HDR Shop

  • Clarisse

 

  • Premiere Pro

  • Nuke

  • Creator

  • Global Mapper

  • Boujou

  • Mari

  • Agisoft Photoscan

  • ZBrush

 

  • Maya Live

  • World Machine

  • Mac OSX

  • Linux

  • JIRA

  • Agile

  • Windows

 

Education

 

Associate of Science in Computer Animation: 2005

Full Sail University ▪ Winter Park, FL

Entertainment Business Degree Program in Full Sail University