I love puzzles and art is my favorite one to get immersed in.
I am currently working freelance as a Digital Artist specializing in environments, digital painting and 3D art living in Portland, Oregon. Previously, I was a Background Layout Artist and Supervisor on ‘The Simpsons’ for 8 seasons. Before that, I worked as a Set Painter for 6 years specializing in faux finishing and aging environments for feature films and television shows.
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Medical Editorial Illustrator
November 2017 – Present • San Francisco, CA
I create illustrations to accompany editorials about medicine as well as templates for various projects.
Freelance 3D Artist
3/2016 – 6/2016 • Portland, OR
Applying textures and materials to 3D models of eyeglasses following the aesthetic of the actual products.
3D Artist / Generalist
2010 – 2013 • Portland, OR
Working in a team environment with game developers and a graphic artist, I was responsible for working with existing models or creating models as necessary, texturing, setting up compositions as game environments, lighting, setting up particle systems, animating game elements as necessary, rendering, and occasionally doing treatments on renders in Photoshop. I used Blender for 3D and Git for version control .
3D / Environment Artist / Illustrator
2010 – Present • Portland, OR
I create 3D assets for games and websites as well as digital illustrations, environment designs and concept art.
Design the 5 / Farmers
2006 – 2010 • Portland, OR
I painted still lifes, portraits, studied sculpting, and improved my painting and drawing skills by doing studies of master paintings.
Background Layout Supervisor on The Simpsons
1999 – 2006 • North Hollywood, CA
I was responsible for supervising the background layout team, acting as a liaison between the director and the other artists under my supervision, drawing backgrounds and creating background designs as needed, maintaining continuity, keeping track of all the backgrounds created per episode, and for meeting animatic and shipping deadlines.
Background Layout Artist on The Simpsons
1998 – 1999 • North Hollywood, CA
I was responsible for drawing background layouts, making sure that BGs, overlays, and underlays worked with the character animation,, making sure that the BGs were on model, maintaining continuity with other BG artists and for meeting animatic and shipping deadlines.
Scenic Artist/Set Painter
Universal Studios, Fox
1992 – 1998 • Los Angeles, CA
I painted sets for feature films and television including Stargate, Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead, Babylon Five, Alien Nation, Coach, and Everybody Loves Raymond.
Portland Community College
2006 – 2010 • Portland, OR
Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Life Drawing, Graphic Design
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
2004 – 2005 • North Hollywood, CA
Life Drawing, Life Painting, Sculpture
American Animation Institute
1997 – 2005 • Burbank, CA
Background Painting, Storyboarding, Life Drawing, Life Painting, Background Design, Character Design, Inbetweening
Associates in Art
1996 – 1997 • Sherman Oaks, CA
Life Drawing, Background Painting
San Diego State University
Design for Television and Film
1989 – 1992 • San Diego, CA
San Jose State University
1988 – 1989 • San Jose, CA
Graphic Design Major