Curriculum Vitae

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Employment Summary:

Illustrator and animation artist, credits include feature films for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Dreamworks SKG, Universal Studios, and 20th Century Fox. 

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Experience: 

Age of Learning/ABCmouse, Freelance Layout/BG Design and Background Painter

Disney Interactive, Freelance Background Designer/Layout Artist

Academy of Art University, Online Instructor for Foundations Department.

AnimationHolics, Background Designer/Layout Artist  

Patris Studio and Gallery, Instructor for classes/workshops in Figure and Portrait drawing.

RRAnimation, Layout Artist on Guida, an animated short film directed by Rosana Urbes. In the summer of 2014, Guida screened in various film festivals throughout South America and Europe, winning a number of awards.
 
Film Roman, “BG board” artist on King of the Hill Television Series

Rough Draft Studios, Background Layout Artist on Simpsons Movie and Futurama direct-to-DVD movie series, plus last season of the original run of Futurama (2001-2002)

Fat Cat Animation Studios, Background Designer and Layout Artist on Rindin and Crocpond. Animation clean-up and EFX on “Curious George” feature film

Andiri Media, Freelance Illustration, Concept Sketch, Storyboards

Acme Filmworks, Layout artist on Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show

Calabash Animation, Freelance animation clean-up on television commercials

Stan Lee Media, Animation artist: responsibilities included layout, animation, effects, and background design for various Internet productions

Dreamworks SKG, Animation clean-up on El Dorado feature film, Layout Artist on Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron feature film

Walt Disney Feature Animation, Florida, Animation Trainee and Clean-up Artist on Mulan feature film

Fathom Pictures, Freelance concept sketch artist on various CD-ROM computer games
 
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Education:

A.A., Fine Art, Sacramento City College, 1992, studied drawing and painting with noted instructors, Fred Dalky and Frank Zamora 

B.F.A., Illustration, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, 1997, studied under many notable teachers, including Barbara Bradley, Chuck Pyle, Craig Nelson, Bill Maughan, Zhoaming Wu. 

Walt Disney Feature Animation Training Program (Florida), summer 1997 

American Animation Institute, (non degree) continued study in classical life drawing and anatomy under Glenn Vilppu and Karl Gnass 

Associates in Art, (non-degree) continued studies in animation, illustration, life drawing and painting, under Leonard Robinson, Bill Perkins, Nathan Fowkes, Armand Baltazar and others 

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art: (non degree) continued studies in life drawing and painting under Nathan Fowkes, Bill Perkins, and Ron Lemen 

California Art Institute: (non degree) continued studies in life drawing and painting under Gen Orbik, Tim Gula, Mark Schwartz and Ryan Wurmser 

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Exhibitions and Awards: 

2015 Instructor Medley Show at Patris Studio and Gallery
2014 Patris Studio and Gallery, work on display
1999 Finalist, Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition
1999 Film Roman Fine Arts Competition, work displayed at Rico Gallery
1998 Airbrush Excellence Competition, 2nd Place award, 2 honorable mentions
1997 New York Society of Illustrators student competition Franklin Mint Foundation for the Arts Award
1997 San Francisco Society of Illustrators, Student Bronze award, 2 honorable mentions
1997 Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, Illustration West 36, 3 certificates of merit
1997 Academy of Art College Student Spring Show, Awarded “Best Drawing from Life"
1997 Finalist, Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition
1996 New York Society of Illustrators student competition, 1 piece accepted
1995 Academy of Art College Student Spring Show, Award of Merit
1994 Award of Recognition for outstanding contribution to Academy of Art College Student Mentor Program 
1993 Academy of Art College Student Spring Show, 2nd Place Award for Perspective Drawing