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25+ years experience as a digital artist / graphic designer. I have worked on a wide variety of media from print to feature film and have acquired a wide range of skills.
Working in the fast paced Hollywood industry throughout the 90's as a compositor gave me a great education in producing the highest quality art and meeting deadlines.
Over the next decade I found myself working as a ER Technician, Firefighter and Paramedic. During which time I pursued my passions as a rock climber, backcountry guide and wilderness pioneer. I achieved many goals at that time including, many rock climbing first ascents, becoming a sponsored athlete by Mad Rock Climbing and publishing my book, "State of Jefferson Rock Climber's Guide".
My love for 3D digital art was reignited in 2015 when I started using the educational version of Maya. I completed a course in modeling and texturing at the local Community College last year and have continued my education in game art and other 3D media ever since.
Given my diverse background and experience, I'm confident I will be a great asset to whatever team/projects find me.
Experience25+ years experience as a digital artist / graphic designer. I have worked on a wide variety of
media from print to feature film and have acquired a wide range of skills.

Experience / Agencies:
Universal Systems and Technologies Inc.
Digital artist, Senior training specialist, project manager.
Digital Domain
Digital artist, special effects compositing.
Imagic
Digital artist Movie Poster, CD and Video packaging.
Applied Graphics Technologies
Digital artist Movie Poster, CD and Video packaging.
Crosfield Electronics
Applications Specialist, field instructor, software specialist, Installation and software
training on proprietary digital imaging and scanning workstations.
American Color
Offset lithographic stripper, 4 color scanner operator.
Freelance
Graphic design, 2D & 3D animation, compositing, Web design.

Projects:
U.S Marine Corps Computer Electronics School - As project manager my duties were to plan,
create and oversee all digital media creation for computer based training. Other duties
included art direction and training of department artists.
Digital Domain - Special effects compositor for Michael Jackson's "Ghost" music video,
"The Fifth Element" feature film, "The Titanic" feature film, "USSB" Satellite broadcast
advertisement, "UPS" broadcast advertisement.
Food Network - 2D animations for on air graphics package, working under the direction
of Seth Epstein of FUEL.
Citibank - 2D animations for broadcast advertisement, working under the direction
of Seth Epstein of FUEL.
UPN Voyager Ad - 2D and 3D animation for broadcast advertisement, working under the
direction of Mark Plunkett and Jeff Boortz of 3 Ring Circus.
UPN/MTV Ad - Design and create 2D animations for broadcast.
BET - Create 2D animated broadcast graphics for Autonomy.
Design and create animations and graphics for Flash websites.
Von Dutch Jeans, Global PSD, Channel Photographics.
Awards and Achievements:
Unitech Senior training Specialist Employee of the year.
Broadcast design work on Edison International, agency received Houston Globe Award.
Author and publisher, State of Jefferson Rock Climbers Guide.
EducationAmerican River College
3D modeling and texturing
SpecialitySkills:
2D & 3D animation, 3D modeling and texturing, compositing, VFX, project management,
multimedia design and production, photo illustration, art direction, web design and production.
Software:
Hardware ProficiencyProficient in Apple & Windows operating Systems, as well as unix and proprietary systems.
Software ProficiencyPhotoshop, Maya, Substance Painter, 3DS Max, After Effects, Nuke, Flame, Premiere Pro,
Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Director and other digital graphics tools.

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