LOCATION

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Current, Condiment Chronicles
    Concept Artist
    (Character design and backgrounds for animation concept and book illustration)
  • 2015, WallAh!
    Character Designer
  • 2015, Icons of Awesomeball Game
    Character Designer/Concept Artist
  • 2014, Sleeping Beauty Illustrated Book
    Concept Artist and Book Illustrator
  • 2011 - 2014, Century Yuasa
    Graphic Designer - Marketing Department
  • 2008 - 2011, APN Digital
    Interactive Artist - Online Production Department, 2010 - 2011
    Graphic Designer - Marketing Department, 2008 - 2010
  • 2006 - 2008, News Limited (Quest Community Newspapers)
    Production Supervisor
  • 2001 - 2006 - Quinn Media
    Production Artist

EDUCATION

  • Plein Air Painting, 2016 - Painting Workshop, Teacher: Mike Hernandez
  • Silver Drawing Academy, 2015 - Two Day Workshop (character design and character gesture drawing), Teacher: Stephen Silver
  • Painting Drama 2 (Advanced Color Theory), 2014 - Oatley Academy, Teacher: Chris Oatley
  • Story Animation Masterclass, 2013 - Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, Teachers: Andrew Gordon and Matthew Luhn
  • Visual Development for Animation, 2013 - Concept Design Workshop, Teachers: Victoria Ying and Mike Yamada
  • Painting Drama 1 (Composition/Art Theory), 2012 - Oatley Academy, Teacher: Chris Oatley
  • Animation: Drawing and Design, 2012 - College of Fine Arts Sydney, Presented by Paul Topolos, Meng Yu, Charles Santoso and Susan Danta
  • Diploma in Graphic Design, 1999-2001 - Morningside College of Art
  • Certificate III in Graphic Design, 1998 - TAFE
  • Certificate I in Cartooning, 1998 - TAFE

PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Digital
    Photoshop, Illustrator, Toon Boom (Basic), InDesign, Flash, SketchUp

  • Traditional
    Soft Pastel, Oil Pastel, Gouache, Graphite, Ink

  • Other
    Experience creating backgrounds and environments for animation
    Created character designs, color keys and props for animation, books and advertising illustration
    Positive attitude and works well with co-workers
    Capable of tackling time sensitive projects and works well within a production pipeline
    Fast learner and always looking to gain further knowledge where possible

RECOGNITIONS

  • Pastel Society of Australia - Commended, Open Exhibition

  • Earnest Henry Memorial Art Competition - Drawing Traditional, 2nd Place

  • Queensland Government, National Youth Art Competition - State Winner

  • Ipswich Show Art Awards - Finalist

  • Brisbane Ekka Competition - Chosen for Exhibition

REFERENCES

  • Stephan Franck, Director for Sony Pictures Animation (Letter Available)

  • Chris Oatley, Director of the Oatley Academy and former Visual Development Artist at Disney (Letter Available)

  • Kirk Thatcher, Director for the Henson Company