Experience Highlights

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  • rootBerz LLC

    October 2014 - Present

    3D Artist and Designer

    Mobile App Design

    Responsible for 3D characters and animations from model through render for the Android apps 7 Minute Home Workouts, Workout Alerts, and 30 day Fitness Challenge. Workout Alerts received second place in the 2015 Google Fit Developer Challenge. Created app logos, main design elements, and company logo as well as currently aiding in development of new Android apps.

  • Footprint Publishing

    July - September 2016

    Book Cover Artist

    Hello Navi

    Illustrated and designed the cover of the book, "Hello Navi," as well as four images within the interior.

  • Various Companies
  • Fable Studios

    November - December 2015

    Freelance 3D Artist

    Presidential Debate Animation

    3D artist for multiple comical and educational animations of the politicians in the 2016 Presidential Election. Created all 3D aspects including character models, rigs, animations, and environments.

  • Kevin Ile's Band

    August - September 2015

    Freelance 3D Artist

    Animated Music Video

    Created a 3D music video of the Kevin Ile's Band to be viewed alongside the band playing live at concerts. Created all 3D aspects including character models, rigs, animations, and environments as well as editing.

  • obtuse animation

    April - May 2015

    Freelance 3D Artist

    Centrum Vitamins Animation

    Created 2D elements and animations for a Centrum Vitamins educational After Effects video to be used on their website.

  • RAW:natural born artist

    April 2015

    Visual Artist

    Named A Top 200 Artists in the San Antonio Area

    Chosen as a featured Visual Artist for the San Antonio showcase "Exposure" featuring my fine art and 3D work.

  • Dirt Empire

    January - March 2015

    Freelance 3D Environment Artist

    3D Recreation of Fine Art

    Teamed up with Dirt Empire to create a 3D animation recreation of Chris Doyle's oil painting "Hybridity" to be used in the new art edition pack for the 4K Depict Television (https://www.depict.com) release in March. I created the set dressing using Maya's XGen feature and the development of abstract branches along with other organic, nature models to keep the whimsical, free feel of Doyle's painting.

  • NYC ACM Siggraph

    June-August 2014

    Freelance 3D Artist

    MetroCAF Intro Video

    Created models, water simulations, and particle effects for the opening animation of NYC ACM SIGGRAPH's MetroCAF 2014.

  • HBO

    June 2014

    Freelance 3D Artist

    Porjection Animation

    Created a light animation from a 3D scan to be projected onto a 40 foot tall statue for the series premiere event of HBO's The Leftovers.

  • NBCUniversal, Inc

    June - December 2013

    3D Generalist Intern

    NBC Animation

    Create 3D animations for NBCUniversal shows such as the Today Show, Nightly News, and Jimmy Fallon. Created 28 new character rigs for NBCUniversal. Operations and Technical Services department intern. Summer 2013 and Fall 2013.

  • State Farm

    August 2011 - May 2012

    Graphic Design Intern

    Mobile App Design

    Designing the look and complete interface of a new smart phone application that will be used within the state of Illinois to help customers keep track of their driving abilities.

Education

  • MFA Computer Art

    New York, NY

    School Of Visual Arts

    2012-2014 | 3.8 GPA

  • BFA Graphic Design

    Champaign, IL

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    2008-2012 | 3.8 GPA

  • Study Abroad

    Newcastle, England

    Northumbria University

    2011

  • Exchange Program

    Sydney, Australia

    University of New South Wales

    2010

Scholarships & Honors

MFA Thesis Finishing Grant
Awarded to a MFA student at the School of Visual Arts currently working on a thesis project
Sony Pictures Imageworks IPAX Sande Scoredos Scholarship
For exemplary achievements and truly special talent and passion for film, effects, and animation
Clyde Davis Fully Funded Art Scholarship
Chosen from over 500 students to receive a fully funded scholarship to UIUC for four years
Clyde Davis Study Abroad Scholarship
Exchange Study Abroad Scholarship
Chosen from over forty students for a fully funded tuition scholarship in Australia
Lois Marie Orr Art Scholarship
Awarded to students based on portfolio review
UIUC James Scholar
Must keep at least a 3.5 GPA and complete an honors course each semester
Libertyville High School Art Scholarship
Chosen from the 500 graduating seniors

Awards, Exhibitions & Publications

Hello Navi
Book Cover Artist
RAW:natural born artists: Exposure
Featured Visual Artist 2015
SVA MFA Thesis Show
2014
SVA MFA Exhibition
2014
UIUC BFA Exhibition
2012
Fifth Story Gallery Exhibit
Four works 2008–2010
Dean’s Choice Award
Best of Show 2009
Top Forty Drawings
Two works 2008–2009
MONTAGE Literary Magazine Feature
Three works 2008–2009
UIUC Union Gallery Exhibit
Ten works 2008–2009
Fifth Story Gallery Exhibit
Four works 2008–2010
Libertyville High School Art Show
2004–2008
Highest Score on Drawing Advanced Placement Portfolio
2008
North Suburban Conference
First place drawing 2008
“LISA” Art Show
Top five drawing 2008
Highest Score on 3D Advanced Placement Portfolio
2007
North Suburban Conference
First place sculpture 2007
“LISA” Art Show
Top five sculpture 2007
Fifth Story Gallery
Three Features
Fifth Story Gallery
Feature
Montage Literary Arts Journal
Three Features

Skills & Expertise

Maya, MEL, Houdini, RealFlow, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Studio Max, zBrush, Mudbox, Nuke, Python, Illustration, Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, Screen Printing, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, RSS, XML, XSL, Audacity, Final Cut Pro

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