About

Professional Experience

The Art Institute of Vancouver

October 2004 – Present

Instructor

  • Life Drawing
  • Traditional Animation and Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing and Perspective

Ooga Booga Studio

April 2006 – Present

Character/Special Effects Animator/ Assistant Animator (Classical)

  • For Woman’s NetworkMr. Right’s Stuck in Traffic project effects animation/ Assistant (Classical)
  • In house promotional Layout designs (series pitch)
  • French ToastJungle Pancakes (TV Commercial for Eggo)
  • Captain Crunch(TV Commercial)
  • Taffy/ Nerds Room (TV Commercial for Wonka Candies)

Hothead Games

February-March 2008

Character and Location Designer (Classical)

  • For Swarm game developmentDesigned locations and characters for a world game.

Fit Brain Games

January 2008

Character (Classical/Flash)

  • For Travel Quest game developmentDesigned 6 characters for a game show game.

Studio B Productions

October 2006 – June 2007

Layout Artist (Classical)

  • Ricky Sprockets (TV Series)

Nitrogen Studios Inc.

January 2004 – May 2004

Character/Special Effects Animator (Computer/Classical)

  • For AOLSuper Buddies character animation using Maya 4.5
  • For History ChannelCivil War project effects animation (Classical)

BCIT

August 2003 – September 2004

Maya Instructor (5.0)

  • Basics to Advanced of Computer Animation
  • designing and delivering lectures; preparing lecture notes and step-by-step instructions; providing hands-on instruction to groups and individuals

Carbunkle Cartoons

January 2003 – August 2003

Special Effects/Character Animator (Classical)

  • For Spumco:  Ren & Stimpy:  At the Beach; Fire Dogs 2Ren Seeks Help; Onward and Upward , Al Trusts, Stimpy’s Pregnant (TV Series)

Bardel Entertainment Inc.

July 2003

Special Effects Animator (Classical)

  • For Dreamworks Animation:  Sinbad (DVD)

Walt Disney Animation Australia

March 2000 – March 2001

Senior Special Effects Animator (Classical/Computer)

  • Peter Pan II:  Return to Neverland (Feature Film) using Maya 3.0
  • Lady and the Tramp II:  Scamp’s Adventure (Home Video)

Walt Disney Animation Canada

June 1997 – January 2000

Special Effects Animator (Classical)

  • Peter Pan II:  Return to Neverland (Feature Film)
  • Little Mermaid II (Home Video)
  • Beauty and the Beast:  The Enchanted Christmas (Home Video)
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (Home Video)
  • Pocahontas II:  Journey to a New World (Home Video)
  • Mickey’s Mouseworks (TV Series)

Red Rover Animation

January 1998 – December 1999

Special Effects Animator (Classical)

  • Esso Hallowe’en (TV Commercial)
  • Purex (TV Commercial)

Natterjack Animation Co.

June 1996 – June 1997

Character Animator/Special Effects Animator (Classical)

  • For Disney Interactive through Creative Capers101 Dalmatians (CD ROM/Game); The Little Mermaid (CD ROM/Game); Hercules (CD ROM/Game); Maui Mallard (Game)
  • The Champ (Animated Short)

June 1994 – June 1996

Assistant Character Animator (Classical)

  • For Disney Interactive through Creative CapersHunchback of Notre Dame, Hurcules, One Hundred and One Dalmations (CD ROM/Game)
  • For Trick Co.Werner II (German Feature Film); Felidae (German Feature Film)
  • For Colossal PicturesNike Japan (Three TV Commercials); Tank Girl (Feature Film)
  • For NickelodeonGrunt & Punt (TV Series)
  • For NelvanaSticklers (TV Series)
  • For MTVGrunt Brothers (Animated Bumpers)

June 1994 – July 1994; April 1999 – November 1999

Studio B Productions

Special Effects Animator and Layout Artist (Classical)

  • For Studio B ProductionsSomething Else (TV Series)
  • For Studio B ProductionsYvon of the Yukon (TV Series)
  • For Studio B ProductionsEek the Cat and the Thunder Lizards (TV Series)

January 1995 – March 1995

Bardel Entertainment Inc.

Assistant Character Animator and Layout Artist (Classical)

  • For NelvanaMagic School Bus (TV Series)

February 1994 – October 1994

Delaney & Friends

Assistant Character Animator (Classical)

  • For Hanna-BarberaPhish and Chips (Animated Short)
  • With Cambium ProductionsNilus the Sandman, III:  Monsters in the Closet (TV Special)
  • Slide Ride (2 TV Commercial for Purex)
  • Jackpot (TV Commercial for Mid-West Lottery Corp.)
  • Island Farms (TV Commercial for Island Farms)

 

Post-Secondary Education

Digital Animation, BCIT

April 2001 – May 2002

Management Certificate in Digital Animation

  • Maya, XSI, Softimage 3.0, Combustion
  • Adobe Photoshop (Advanced), Adobe After Effects
  • Classical Animation

Centre for Internet & Multimedia Development International Inc.

September 1998

Certificate of Completion

  • Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Intro
  • Adobe After Effects 3.1 Intro

School of Animation, Sheridan College

September 1989 – June 1992

Diploma of Classical Animation

  • Animation
  • Life Drawing
  • Storyboarding
  • Film Structure
  • Layout and Design
  • Painting with Watercolours and Gouache

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