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curriculum vitae

 

education

  • B.F.A. in Experimental Animation (2011)- The California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.
 


  • M.F.A. in Animation (2016)- The University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland.
 Thesis: “The Uses and Functionality of Animation in Documentary Filmmaking.” Supervisor: Nichola Dobson

 

academic achievements

  • California State Arts Scholar awarded in Film an Video Production (2005)
 


  • California State Arts Scholar & Governors Medallion awarded in Animation (2006)
 


  • CalArts Merit Scholarship- $7,000. Awarded four times. (2008-2011)

 

film and video experience


music videos

  • Demon Desire- Roey Rider. July 2010. Dir. Roey Rider. 
 Art Director

  • Aberdeen- Cage the Elephant. August 2011 Dir. Isaac Rentz.
 Stop Motion Animator & Fabricator

  • End to the Lies- Janes Addiction. April 2011. Dir. Todd Newman.
 Stop Motion Animator

  • After Midnight- Blink-182. November 2011. Dir. Isaac Rentz.
 Lead Set Dresser

  • Miss the Misery- The Foo Fighters. February 2012. Dir. Pete Levin.
 Stop Motion Animation Assistant

  • Monkey See Monkey Do- Tommy Trash. March 2013. Dir. Phil Hodges.
 Production Designer

  • Monkey in Love- Tommy Trash. June 2013. Dir. Phil Hodges.
 Production Designer

  • Over the Moon- The Marias. September 2018. Dir. Darren Dai. Animation Director

 

commercials

  • Purex Toilet Paper (New Zealand). June 2011. Dir. Jared Eberhardt.
 Stop Motion Animator

  • Whole Foods Market Valentines. January 2012. Dir. Caroline Park.
 Lead Animator

  • Crossover Festival (France). June 2013. Dir. Jean-Baptiste Raimondi.
 Lead Animator

  • Ziplock Craft Chaos. July 2016. Dir. Musa Brooker.
 Stop Motion Animator


     

feature films

  • Grey Skies. May- Dec. 2010. Dir. Kai Blackwood. (Sci-Fi)
 Assistant to the Producers

  • Taco Shop. May- Aug. 2011. Dir. Joaquin Perea. (Comedy)
 Art Department Coordinator

  • Battlefield America. Aug.- Sept. 2011. Dir. Chris Stokes. (Drama)
 Art Swing

  • Hell and Back. July 2011- Feb. 2012. Dir. Ross Shuman. (Animation)
 Production Assistant

  • The Goddess Project. Sept 2015. Dir. Sarah Landas. (Documentary)
 Animator

  • The Truth About Marriage. 2019. Dir. Roger Nygard (Documentary) Animator

 

 

television

  • A Very Pentatonix's Christmas. Nov. 2017. NBC.
 Lead Fabricator/ Wardrobe Department

  • Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas. Sept. 2012. NBC.
 Stop Motion Animator

  • Robot Chicken: DC Special. Jan.- Sept. 2012. Cartoon Network.
 Animation Department


short films and independent projects

  • Thumb Snatchers from the Moon Cocoon. Feb. 2011. Dir. Brad Schaffer. (Animation)
 Costumer

  • Save the Supers. May 2012. Dir. Sandeep Parikh. (Web Series)
 Set Painter

  • Tarantula. June 2012. Dir. Carson Mell. (Web Series)
 Track Reader and Facial Animation

  • Organic Learning: Animal Sounds. May 2013. Dir. Damon Car (Web Series)
 After Effects Animator

  • El Coyote. April 2014. Dir. Javier Barboza. (Documentary)
 Puppet Assistant

  • The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibit. (UK) Feb. 2015. Dir. Kim Stirk. (Documentary)
 Animation Director

  • Gnome. (UK) April 2015. Dir. Benjamin Cresswell. (Animation)
 Animator

  • Pirbright Institute- Foot-and-mouth Disease Virus. (UK) Sept. 2016. Dir. Teresa Maughan.
 Animation Director

  • Pirbright Institute- Crispr. (UK) May 2018. Dir. Teresa Maughan.
 (Animation)
  Animation Director

  • Pirbright Institute- African Swine Flu. (UK) June 2018. Dir. Teresa Maughan.
 (Animation)
  Animation Director

  • The Other and the Otherwise. January 2019. Dir. Trulee Hall (Gallery Installation) Stop Motion Animator & Fabricator

 

arts education experience
 

  • Animation Instructor. The Community Arts Partnership.
 Los Angeles, CA. September 2008- July 2011

  • Lead Animation Instructor. Red Kite Animation.
 Edinburgh, Scotland. December 2014- July 2016

  • Animation Instructor. The California State Summer School for the Arts.
 Valencia, California. July 2011- July 2018

  • Special Instructor. Dartmouth College.
 Hanover, New Hampshire. September 2016- December 2019

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