Working with the DHX development team to create trailers for in-development IP and upcoming productions, as well as developing animation styles, rigs, and production processes for incoming projects.
May 2016 - May 2017
May 2015 - March 2016
ICON Creative Studio
Lead animator on an upcoming CGI fantasy-comedy series.
November 2014 - May 2015
Next Level Games
Responsible for working with art direction and gameplay teams to create in game, in engine cinematics, from concept to completion.
March 2014 - November 2014
Episodic Director on Season One of HiT Entertainment/Rainmaker Entertainment's relaunch of 'Bob the Builder'. Job Description:
-Animation supervisor of thirty animators, creating 35-40 seconds/week of footage.
-Conducted weekly animation masterclasses for the animators, created animated reference materials, authored production documents, style guides, and series promotional material.
-Interpreting/rewriting client notes for artists.
-Worked with the VFX department to ensure the smoothest pipeline integration of FX and character animation.
-Reviewed treatments and scripts for animation complexity, asset requirements, and identifying production concerns and solutions.
-Reviewing character rigs for animation use, working with rigging teams and animators to create timely and animation-friendly tools.
-Conducted artist interviews, collaborated with HR and Producers on performance management, responsible for completing artists’ performance reviews.
-Helped create an episodic animation pipeline, and ensure that the animation team is motivated to achieve the highest standards possible.
-Collaborate with technical and creative staff to track animation production, ensure animation feasibility, and maximise asset re-use.
-Provide creative input for all phases of episodic production.
September 2013 - March 2014
3D Artist, Writer
All Play, No Work
3D artist and writer on 'Tales of Wierdwood Manor', interactive fiction/gaming app produced by All Play No Work and Relish Interactive. Responsible for narrative character animation, gameplay cycles, and writing supplemental story content.
November 2011 - September 2012
Maya character animator on stereoscopic 3D feature film, 'The Nut Job'.
August 2011 - September 2011
Animator on TV series 'Mia & Me'. Created character animation at 30/sec week.
October 2010 - May 2011
Lead Animator -
Lead animator on Teletoon series 'Mudpit'. Responsible for producing high-quality character animation on a quota of 40sec/week. Assisted the crew and provided staffing and creative support to the series and animation directors.
March 2010 - October 2010
Big Soul Productions
Directed animation for a digital 2D series crew, and worked one-to-one with the series director as liaison between director and animation staff. Assisted in the revamped development of a digital 2D, Harmony-based animation pipeline, and was responsible for interviewing and hiring of animation staff. Also responsible for shot casting, sequence progression tracking and animator workflow management.
January 2009 - March 2010
Animation supervisor on Nick Jr's Emmy-nominated 'Backyardigans'. In charge of supervising animation quality, scheduling and workload distribution, and giving creative direction to a 10-person team. Also involved in the interviewing of prospective artists and mentoring interns.
May 2008 - December 2008
Feature Film Animator
I was an animator on Tim Burton/Shane Acker's "9" for Focus Features. Afterwards, I continued on to "Hoodwinked 2: Hood Vs Evil".
April 2008 - June 2008
Cream Lake Productions
Head Screenwriter on a team of six for 'Adventures in Booga Land'. Wrote 3 scripts, as well as script and tone templates for the writing team.
February 2007 - May 2008
Animation supervisor on Nick Jr's 'Backyardigans'. In charge of supervising animation quality, scheduling and workload distribution, and giving creative direction to a 10-person team. Also involved in the interviewing of prospective artists and mentoring interns.
March 2006 - January 2007
Animator on Nick Jr's 'Backyardigans', season 2.
Animator on TV Ad spot. Client: Enablex
August 2006 - December 2006
Go Kart Animation
Screenwriter of 25min direct to video animated features.
Currently produced or in production:
Paws & Tales: High Noon
Paws & Tales: The Gift
Paws & Tales: And Then There Were None
March 2005 - March 2006
Red Rover Animation
Animator on Disney/Jetix's 'Get Ed'. Episodes 1-26
Animator on studio pilot for Disney's 'Chicken Little: The Animated Series'.
November 2004 - March 2005
Go Kart Animation
Animator on 'Paws & Tales': The Animated Series. DTV feature.
October 2003 - August 2004
Animator, Storyboard Artist, Production Writer
Raven Cottage Studios
Director, animator, board artist, and production writer on a variety of video and interactive educational content.
December 2002 - April 2003
Character animator on MTV's Spiderman, and the 'HotWheels: World Race' DTV series.