EDUCATION_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
   BFA in Game Art & Design, May 2011. GPA 3.37/4.0
   Courses in 3D, Preproduction, & Level Design
   Senior Thesis on environmental storytelling in a game trailer format, building on game theory coursework.

GAME EXPERIENCE______________________________________________________________________________________________

    Sprite Artist, SieEnt LLC, St. Paul, MN – September 2011- March 2012
   Created original character animations and pixel-sprites for use in an Indie Game development project.

    QA Game Tester, Activision, Eden Prairie, MN – Summers 2009 & 2010
   Discovered, documented, and duplicated recorded bugs by utilizing testing and reporting formulas.

ACADEMIC GAME EXPERIENCE____________________________________________________________________________________

    Student Game Artist, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL – 2010-2011
   Over the course of 16 months, pitched, storyboarded, directed, and animated a two-minute cinematic – with partner.

    Student Game Designer, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL – 2008-2009
    As part of an upper-level course, produced 8-10 Game Documents to conceptualize gameplay, mechanics, world, environment,
    story and characters for several original game pitches.

CHARACTER ART / DESIGN EXPERIENCE___________________________________________________________________________

    Freelance Character Artist, Self Employed, Maplewood, MN – 2004 - Current
    Created original artwork in Photoshop and Corel Painter on a freelance commission basis.

AWARDS / ACTIVITIES___________________________________________________________________________________________

    Exclusive Hasbro Traditional Sculpture Workshop, at Ringling College of Art and Design – 2011
    Springboard for the Arts, Grant Award, Perpich Center for Arts Education – 2007
    Japan Trip, Perpich Center Art Study Tour– 2007
    Future Animator Award for Character Design in Nicktoons Network "Show off your Show" Contest – 2006

PERSONAL / SKILLS_____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Advanced proficiency in Photoshop; proficient working knowledge of Corel Painter, Maya, Unreal Development Kit, MS Office, Windows, Mac;
    basic working knowledge of Zbrush, Mudbox, Premiere, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, and Flash; abilities in digital painting,
    concept art, character design, costume design, creative writing, storyboarding, traditional and 3D animation.

    Interests include: cinematography, toy/puppet mechanics, geeky trivia, & storytelling.

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