senior animator & previs artist
Based in Chicago, Illinois, USA
I am a experienced Freelance Senior Animator and Previs Artist.
Over the course of my career, I've had the opportunity to work with many amazing clients, studios and artists. I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from feature films for Marvel (Thor: Love & Thunder), Netflix TV series, ads for brands such as Disney/Pixar, Nike, EA Games/Respawn Entertainment, Nintendo, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes and many more.
From a young age I was fascinated with technology and art, this combination eventually lead me to pursue CG animation as a career. I am very passionate about the art of animation and love working on all types of projects.
I am an alumni of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Computer Graphics Technology with a focus on Animation and Visual Effects.
During my time at Purdue I was exposed to the entire CG pipeline and was lucky enough to be apart of an award winning student short film. Upon graduation from Purdue, I wanted to continue to pursue my education and dream of becoming a Character Animator so I enrolled at Animation Mentor. Through Animation Mentor, I had the opportunity to learn from extremely talented animators currently working at the top studios around the world like Pixar, DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Disney, ILM, and many more!
Aside from work, I love to travel, read, exercise, cook, and drink far too much coffee. I live with my beautiful wife and am always up for an adventure!
Publications & Speaking
Featured interview on Cuberush.co - "Interview with a Successful Freelancer"
Guest Speaker at Purdue University - "Freelance Animation"
Guest Blogger at Animation Mentor - "The Animation Mentor Community: A Student's Perspective"
Co-Authored and published- "A Comparative Analysis of Fish Tank Virtual Reality to Stereoscopic 3D Imagery" - Presented at the EDGD Conference in Ireland.