EXPERIENCE

DGN Games, Austin, TX— Creative Art Director and Designer

2015-2018

Responsible for the Art Direction of DGN products: OVS and support for Lucky Time Slots on multiple platforms. My responsibilities ranged from producing, designing, ui/ux, marketing and content creation.

It was an amazing opportunity that brought me here to Austin! DGN was a global company, and we were a small dedicated group of talented people that loved what they do! If you would like to see the work I did please search Old Vegas Slots and Lucky Time Slots in the app store!

WMS Gaming, Chicago, IL — Senior Lead Art 3D

1998-2014

As the Senior Lead Artist for "Crazy Panda" I was responsible for overseeing several 3D artist on high profile slot game art. Besides my management duties, I also contributed in many of the products from concept to completion. I wore several hats at WMS in my position: Concept, Producer, Art Director, Technical Artist, Software Manager, Visual Development, Future Think Tank, Designer, Animation, Modeling, Rendering, Compositing, and as well as training.

I lead/supported several other task outside of Game Development during my time at WMS. From new platform development as well as supporting AR&D. My goal was always to take WMS to the next level and maintain the highest quality of products within the Industry. During my time there I worked with some very wonderful people!

Please see my recommendations for more information on my time as a leader at WMS on linkedIn.

NiteLightStudios, Chicago, IL — Co-Owner and Artist

Freelance/Contract Work

Nite Light serves as a foundation where I can build on my creative energy and grow as an artist with my friend Burke Higgins. The first example of this is the CGI short film “The Gnat and the Lion.” I have also done some freelance work for The Marketing Store and Qwest.

Freelance/Contract, Various Locations: Designer, Artist, Animator, Marketing, Web Development

Freelance is my outlet to expand my knowledge into other areas of art. I have worked in these fields throughout my career : app development, concept product design for car accessories, military animation, as well as being apart of a software beta team for Newtek’s Lightwave 3D and other products.

EDUCATION

Columbia College, Chicago — Degree

1994-1998

Bachelor’s degree: Cinematography and Film/Video: Concentration: Computer Animation and Art

 

 

2420 Chimeny Rock Road

Leander, TX 78641

(630) 569-9289

www.3dgraphx.com

SKILLS

Solutions and Problem-Solving to best guide the products within the time and platform constraints.

Always Ready to Teach and Learn to motivate the staff

To Lead with Passion and Integrity

SOFTWARE

Jira, Confluence, MS Office

Adobe CS: Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, Lightwave 3D,  Unity, 3D Max., 3D Coat. Some Knowledge of Maya, Substance Painter, ZBrush.

AWARDS

The Gnat and Lion Animation Short:  Back in 2004 NiteLightStudios Received several awards in Film Festivals across the world.

WMS Patents:  during my time at WMS I created and help with several Industry patents and designs for gaming features and products.