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.
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
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.