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Bio

I was Born near Cleveland, Ohio. I have an amazing family that supports everything crazy idea I ever have. In 2014 I listened to 19,127 min on music, read 8 books, ran 154 miles and averaged one bowl of ice cream every week.

Software

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere
  • After Effects
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Cinema 4D
  • Maya
  • Zbrush
  • Vray
  • Nuke
  • Mocha

Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Web/UI Design
  • UX Design
  • Web Development
  • 3d Animation
  • VFX
  • Motion Design
  • Photography
  • Video Editing

Education

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 2005-2008
Bachelors in Science, Media Arts and Animation
  • Awarded Student of the Quarter
  • Graduated with honors
  • Member of National Tech. Honors Society (NTHS)
  • Perfect Attendance throughout school
  • Dean's List
Perry High School 2001 - 2005
  • Diploma

Experience

Zwelly co. Columbus, Ohio 2010 - Present
Motion Designer / Owner

I started Zwelly as a part-time freelance business in 2010 and switched to full-time in 2015. We specialize in both 3d Motion Design and Web.

  • ESPN: Grantland
  • ERT: Expert
  • Our Vinyl
  • SK8
Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus, Ohio 2015 - Present
Adjunct Professor

I've always wanted to teach as I knew that was a real way I could give back to the art community that's given me so much. That opportunity came as a bit of a suprise but was very welcomed

  • Motion Graphics
Spacejunk Media Columbus, Ohio 2014
Motion Designer

At Spacejunk I was mainly a 3d artist and motion graphics animator for various kinds of projects. Projects ranged from realistic 3d dental tool animations to 2d hopping bunnies in the forest.

  • Magic The Gathering: Khans of Tarkir
  • Wired Magazine: Redbull
  • Bath and Body Works: in-store Holiday spots
  • WV Lottery
Ingenuity Engine Hollywood, California 2011-2014
3D Motion Designer and VFX Artist

At Ingenuity Engine I was a designer, 3d artist and compositing artist. Since it's a small studio of 6-12 people every person has great responsability and very important to the process as a whole.

  • Katy Perry - Wide awake music video
  • Parks and Recreation seasons 3-5
  • Fidelity Investments Animations
  • Brooklyn 99 seasons 1-2
National Energy Technology Laboratory Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2009 - 2011
Multimedia Artist

Part of a four person team involved in Communications projects for United States Department of Energy. Projects included 3D Animation, HD Video, Motion Graphics, Photography, Graphic Design, Kiosk Applications and Web Development

  • NETL Morgantown, WV Visitor Center
  • Pittsburgh G20 Summit Videos
  • National Science Bowl Design work
  • Energy Challenge Exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center
Etcetera Edutainment Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2008
3D Generalist Intern

Part of a five person team that made "serious" games, medical illustration and a few other internal development projects.

  • Forklift Safety Simulator
  • Bud Light Move Game
  • Electrical Safety Simulator

Brands I've done work for

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