I am a UX Designer with a background of storytelling, animation, mixed media, and film. Strong leadership, communication, and analytical skills developed through work experience and academic background. 

A 15+ year career at the intersection of art, technology, and storytelling. Developed an artistic and technical expertise in computer graphics, photography, film, and media through working at cutting edge companies such as Industrial Light + Magic, Dreamworks Animation, and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Awards Recognition: 

2016 - LightCraft:  Extract Light Position and Information from on-set photography.

Accepted for presentation at 2016 ACM/SIGGRAPH conference

Freelance Computer Graphics Artist (2012-2017)

Designed and created the look of computer graphic images and scenes. Worked within a production team to determine elegant design solutions to artistic and technical problems to bring the director’s vision to life under budget and aggressive deadlines.

Worked on a variety of projects from preservation and digitization of 16mm home movies to an interactive 3D theatrical experience on the world's largest screens.

Dreamworks Animation

Technical Director (2009-2012)

Design and create lighting and the look of computer generated objects and scenes. Create images, effects and programs for digitally composited sequences. Responsible for compiling the various elements of a shot and seeing it through to completion. Work with a team on a production to determine various design solutions.

Credits include: Megamind, Puss in Boots, Madagascar 3

Rhythm and Hues

Technical Director (2008-2009)

Design and create lighting and the look of computer generated objects and scenes. Create images, effects and programs for digitally composited sequences. Responsible for compiling the various elements of a shot and seeing it through to completion. Work with a team on a production to determine various design solutions.

Credits include: Aliens in the Attic, Night at the Museum 2, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2

Sony Pictures Imageworks

Technical Director (2005-2008)

Design and create lighting and the look of computer generated objects and scenes. Create images, effects and programs for digitally composited sequences. Responsible for compiling the various elements of a shot and seeing it through to completion. Work with a team on a production to determine various design solutions.

Credits include: Open Season, Spiderman 3, Beowulf

Industrial Light + Magic

Technical Director (1997-2005)

Designed motion, geometry, lighting, and look of computer generated objects and scenes. Create particle effects, rotomattes, cloth simulation, and motion tracking for digital composites. All it really means is I make pretty pictures for movies.

Past film credits include Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Harry Potter 3, Peter Pan, Hulk, Star Wars, Episodes I & II, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Perfect Storm, Space Cowboys, Jack Frost, and the Bounty Hunter video game from Lucasarts.

Cinesite

Data Operations Supervisor (1994-1996)

Grew department from 6 to 12 people.
Managed and oversaw all activities performed by department
Created onboarding procedures, employee manuals, and other processes to help team perform at high level.


Education

General Assembly

User Experience Design - Spring 2016

10 week, full-time career accelerator focused on user research, testing methodologies, and best design practices. Emphasis on Lean UX, rapid prototyping, and design principles. From research to ideation and prototyping and testing.

UC Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts - Film