About Me

Hello! Thank you for checking out my work!

I am a 26-year-old 3D artist, fine artist, and designer currently based in Texas. In 2014, I earned my MFA in Computer Art focusing in all aspects of 3D animation and VFX from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. On a full ride art scholarship, I received a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and I also have a huge passion for the fine arts as well. I grew up in Chicagoland, but have lived on three continents and in five states. I have spent about two years of my life traveling and studying art around Australia and Europe on top of my studies in the USA as well. While in Australia, I discovered my passion for the 3D world and as soon as I graduated from UIUC, I was on a plane to one of the top schools in the world for this career path, SVA. I love what I do and am only excited for the future. Besides travel, I also enjoy being athletic, love the outdoors, and am a huge dog lover. Please enjoy my work!

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Experience & Volunteer

Rootberz, LLC 3D Artist & Designer

San Antonio, TX USA October 2014 – Current

Fable Studios Freelance 3D Artist

Chicago, Illinois USA November 2015 – Current

Kevin Ile's Band Freelance 3D Artist

Chicago, Illinois USA Augustl 2015 – September 2015

Obtuse Animation Freelance 2D Artist

New York, New York USA April 2015 – May 2015

Texas Prostethic Center Freelance 3D Artist

San Antonio, TX USA March 2015 – August 2015

Dirt Empire Freelance 3D Environment Artist

New York, New York USA January 2015 – March 2015

Gitterman Wealth Management, LLC Freelance Graphic Designer

New York, New York USA January 2015

Rashaad Newsome Studio Freelance 3D Artist

New York, New York USA October 2014 – November 2014

Fugitive Love Freelance 3D Artist

New York, New York USA September 2014 – October 2014

SIGGRAPH Freelance 3D Artist

New York, New York USA June 2014 – August 2014

HBO Freelance 3D Artist

New York, New York USA June 2014

NBCUniversal 3D Generalist Intern

New York, New York USA June 2013 – December 2013

State Farm Graphic Design Intern

Champaign, Illinois USA August 2011 – May 2012

Volunteer Various Events

Relay for Life {participant}
ONE Benefit {graphic designer}
Run 10, Feed 10, 10K {staff}
Cycle for Survival {staff}
SELF Workout in the Park {staff}

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Awards, Exhibitions & Publications

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

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

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7 Minute Home Workouts — Android App

Workout Alerts — Android App

Brilliant Futures — Article

WedDesignMash — Two works chosen top 21 charcoal drawings

paperblog — Chosen as feature blog

Fifth Story Gallery — Three Features

Fifth Story Gallery — Feature

UIUC BFA Exhbition — Feature

Montage Literary Arts Journal — Three Features

Society6 — Shop

Etsy - Shop

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Education & Abroad

School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Art

New York, New York USA September 2012 – May 2014

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign BFA Graphic Design

Champaign, Illinois USA August 2008 – May 2012

Northumbria University Study Abroad

Newcastle upon Tyne, England January – June 2011

University of New South Wales Exchange Program

Sydney, Australia July – November 2010

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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

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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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