I am a designer, illustrator, and educator. I like to create ideas and products that inspire and motivate people. According to a recent "strengths" finder Gallup survey, my strengths include: "relator, learner, strategic, achiever, and futuristic."

Work Samples

  • Interior Design Renderings

  • Jumpgate Evolution

Work History

  • Part Time Instructor of CAD and Interior Design

    • Front Range Community College
    • Nov 2012 - Present (4 years 11 months)

    I'm fortunate enough to teach at a college in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains that names it's buildings after 14k footers. I teach a 3Ds Max class, and two interior design classes focused on rendering by hand and/or with current 3D and 2D packages.

  • Concept Designer / Production Artist / Pre-Production Design

    • Worlds of Wow, Inc.
    • Jul 2011 - Present (6 years 3 months)

    Concept designer and large format production artist for children's themed interiors
    Created concepts for kids themed interiors
    Produced large format production art and prepared art for printing
    Designed 3D models from architectural plans
    Generated production drawings and installation packets
    Communicated with clients, vendors, and production partners to deliver and install product
    Utilized spreadsheets, PMS, and documentation to organize multiple projects

  • President

    • Freelance Design
    • 2006 - 2013 (7 years)
  • Lead Concept Artist/Industrial Designer

    • Netdevil
    • Sep 2006 - Feb 2011 (4 years 5 months)

    Lead Concept Artist on Jumpgate Evolution (Space themed MMO).
    Vehicle, character avatar, textures, and buildings concept design
    Matte painting background art and creation (skybox)

  • Level Artist Intern

    • Volition Inc., THQ
    • May 2005 - Mar 2006 (10 months)

    Industrial Design co-op
    Generated technical artwork that facilitated world design
    Created assets for a Xbox 360 game; BG elements and light

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Fisher-Price
    • Jan 2005 - Apr 2005 (3 months)

    Rescue Heroes and Imaginext

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • New Balance
    • Jan 2004 - Apr 2004 (3 months)

    Kids, Walking, Adventure

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Hasbro
    • Jun 2003 - Sep 2003 (3 months)

    Xevos, Shrek

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Hasbro
    • Jan 2003 - Mar 2003 (2 months)

    Tonka, MicroMachines, Boys Action

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • S.O.E.D.A
    • Jun 2002 - Sep 2002 (3 months)

    Small Industrial Design firm in Cincinnati.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2000 - 2005

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List, Alpha Lambda Delta, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Ohio Regional Art Governor's Award – Drawing and Metals, Academic Excellence Awards in Fine Arts and Physical Science, Honor Roll

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