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I'm a freelance illustrator specializing in character design, toy design, and comp art. My past end clients include Disney, Hasbro, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Scholastic, Crayola, General Mills, and Hewlett-Packard.
Over twelve years experience in freelance character design, illustration, and Flash animation. Worked on hundreds of projects including advertising, animation, corporate, editorial, packaging, curriculum, toys and games. Illustrated eight children’s books.
Character designer on "3-2-1 Penguins!", a 3D-animated TV series (outer space action-comedy) on NBC.
Supervised animation of Mr. Potato Head for a website project for Hasbro.
Flash character animation for various online videos and games.
Toy concept artist (through Hasbro, Peter Green Design and DecoPac, Inc.) Created concepts and/or turnarounds for Disney/DreamWorks properties including "Toy Story", "Cars", "Monsters vs. Aliens", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Little Einsteins", "How To Train Your Dragon", "Hannah Montana", and "Despicable Me".
Past end clients include Disney, DreamWorks, Walmart, Hasbro, Crayola, Big Idea, Scholastic, Arctic Cat, The NFL, Best Buy, Lavitra, Canon, Exxon/Mobil, 3M, Verizon, Hewlett-Packard, Focus on the Family, and General Mills.
Primary storyboard artist on three episodes of "Ribbits!", a 3D animated video series for Focus on the Family Films.
Character design, concept art, illustration, Flash animation, toy design, marker comps, storyboards, courtroom sketch artist.
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Painter, Dreamweaver.
BFA in Illustration, Minnesota State University, Moorhead MN.
Animation workshop at Disney Institute, Orlando FL.
Online character design course taught by award-winning character designer Stephen Silver (schoolism.com).
Periodic participation in life drawing co-ops.
National Cartoonists Society
Graphic Artists Guild
Creative Talent Network
Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association
References and Portfolio are available upon request.
Minnesota State University, Moorhead