Resume

Work Experience

Michigan.com (Gannett)

A/V & Flash Designer
Oct 2014 to Sep 2016
Created digital advertising, video animation, and HTML-coded email for company, including Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News, and their advertising clients.
Tools used: After Effects, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign.

Red Blade Studios

Character Artist/Animator
2006 to present
Independent illustration, freelance and personal commission sales, services sold via website and at conventions.
See portfolio for more info.

Norseman Games, LLC

The Realm Online
Lead Artist/Artist/Animator
2003 to 2010
Created 2D sprite artwork including objects, character art, and monsters. Created promotional artwork, redesigned existing characters, for use in advertising and merchandise.
Tools used: Photoshop, Flash, proprietary editor tools.

Kendall College of Art & Design

Continuing Studies Instructor
Nov 2009 to May 2010
Instructed classes for children and adults on Adobe Flash, covering animation techniques, ActionScript coding, and publishing for the web.

  • Adobe Flash
  • Cartoons for Kids

Contract Work Experience

The Creative Group (Robert Half Int’l)

  • Michigan.com (Mar-Oct 2014) – See above.
  • Innovative Learning Group (Aug-Sep 2011) – Fl, PS

Vitamin T (Aquent)

  • GSTV (Jan 2014) – AE, PS
  • RingSide Creative (Sep-Nov 2013) – Fl, PS
  • TTI Global (May-Jun 2013) – Fl, AS2, PS
  • Doner (Apr 2012-Mar 2013) – Fl, PS, AI, DW

The Fountain Group LLC

  • Raytheon Professional Services (Aug 2010-Sep 2011) – Fl, PS, Toon Boom Animate

Education

Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University (KCAD)
Grand Rapids, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media: 2D Animation – 2010

Oakland Community College
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Associate in Liberal Arts – 2005

Awards

Dean’s List, Oakland Community College, 3 Semesters

KCAD Portfolio Scholarship

President’s List, KCAD

Skills

Applications:

Adobe Suite

  • Photoshop ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Flash ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • After Effects ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Audition ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Premiere ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Dreamweaver ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Illustrator ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • InDesign ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆

Toon Boom

  • Harmony Premium ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Storyboard Pro ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆

Microsoft Office

  • Word ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Powerpoint ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Excel ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆

Programming:

  • HTML ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • XML ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • CSS ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • PHP ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Javascript ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
  • Flash ActionScript 2.0/3.0 ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆