ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT : 2013 - Present
Story Artist on Secret Life of Pets, The Grinch who Stole Christmas, and feature films currently in development.
WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION : 2011 - 2013
Story Artist on Wreck-It Ralph and Big Hero 6. Examples of work in “The Art of Wreck-It Ralph”.
Assistant Editor and contributor on “Where is Dead Zero”, a story department graphic novel (Eisner Award Nominee).
FREELANCE STORY ARTIST : 2008 - 2011
Freelance Story, development, and consultation work for a variety of animation studios and projects in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Beijing. Worked with Bruce Block on his next book. Used this time to gain a foundation in video games by studying game design, level design, programming, and game engines.
ANIMATION MENTOR : 2007 - 2010
Mentor for Short Film class covering the basics of filmmaking from concept through story, animatic reels and beyond. Featured Mentor Fall 2008.
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION : 2002 - 2008
Story Artist on Kung-Fu Panda, Madagascar, Monsters vs Aliens and more. Examples of work in “The Art of Kung-Fu Panda”. Story Development on Panda branched out to shorts, sequels, TV shows, Video Games and other expansions of the KFP Franchise. Additionally for Panda I was trained to animate for production, served as the regular scratch voice for Po (KFP), and reader in sessions with Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman
ACADEMY of ART
Major: Fine Art/Illustration • Minor: Animation/Film