GOALS

I am a commercial artist with training in classical and modern drawing techniques, 2D/3D animation, and character and environment design. I am seeking opportunities to work with talented individuals, produce quality commercial work, and grow my skills as an artist and designer.

RELEVANT  EXPERIENCE

  • MiTribe Productions – Freelance Artist – Dec 2016 – Present ; Art Director: Henry Corbet ; Sketched/designed characters for a TV cartoon (currently in pre-production) Worked closely with the Art Director to improve and iterate designs.
  • Basic Inquiry, Vancouver – Apprenticeship – Mentor: Justin Oglivie  Assistant to Mr. Oglivie in setting and running drawing classes.Jan 2013 – Present; Participated in Mr. Oglivie’s classes 3 times per week. Basic Inquiry Board member in 2014.
  • Atomic Cartoons, Vancouver – 3D Artist May 2012 – Jan 2013; Set up scenes for “Ella the Elephant”, an animated cartoon for children; Worked as part of a team of four artists.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Traditional techniques: graphite, conté, watercolour, oil paints, and sculpting clay.
  • Software proficiency: Photoshop, Flash, Zbrush, Mudbox, Xsi, Maya.
  • Digital content creation (e.g. Wacom Cintiq Stylus)

EDUCATION

  • Capilano University, Vancouver – 3D Digital Animation Diploma Sept 2011 – April 2012: One-year intensive program focused on 3D digital animation techniques for film & video games.
  • Capilano University, Vancouver – 2D Animation & Visual Development Diploma Sept 2009 – April 2011: Two-year career program focused on drawing, design, and classical animation techniques.
  • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver – Second year Bio Chemistry- 2006-07
  • Carlton University, Ottawa – (Entry Scholarship) Forensic Science – 2005-06
  • College Francais, Toronto – High school in French

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Interactive online courses completed (Schoolism and CGHub): “Fundamentals of Character Design”, “Fundamentals of Lighting”, “Gesture Drawing”, “Storyboarding”, and “Environment Design”. Live mini-courses completed: “Designing with Colour and Light” by Nathan Fowkes and “Gesture Drawing” by Alex Woo and Louis Gonzales.