Lifetime Media – Animator/Editor
October 2018 – Present
University of Missouri – St. Louis - Media Producer Sr.
October 2014 – November 2018
Provide artwork and video for a variety of promotional items for Campus Life and Student Organizations using the principles of marketing and design for publications, exhibits and displays, instructional materials, media presentations, etc
Consult with clients on the planning, illustration, printing and viewing of art layouts for publications and educational materials.
Direct, supervise and develop a staff of five graphic designers
Manage often over sixty projects at one time (600+ per year), ensuring they are completed on time and budget, with a near perfect on-time percentage.
Borgmeyer Marketing Group – Art Director
July 2012 – October 2014
Lead the visual design development and implementation of marketing campaigns for over twenty clients, including print, video, and web media
Guided the Art Department as the client list, and workload doubled in size
Overhauled the organization system for projects to help increase the productivity and efficiency of the creative team
MTV Networks – Creative Services Graphic Intern
Collaborated to develop content for a variety of projects using Flash, Maya, and After Effects
Experienced the development process for creative projects, from initial client meetings to finished product, including copywriting, design, and presentations
Had no experience with After Effects at the beginning of the internship but after a month my work was being used alongside the professional designers
Virtual Media Group - motion graphics Animator
Animated three 1 minute motion graphic videos based on a simple storyboard and voice over.
I was not given much direction but was able to bring more life to the graphics in a shorter amount of time than was expected by the client.
"Bar Rushmore" - Animated Pilot - Writer, Director, Animator
Wrote the script, directed actors, and animated the charactors for a short film to pitch as a series.
The film has been featured in multiple festivals, even winning awards.
"Space Town" - animated pilot - Writer, Director Animator
July 2014 - February 2015
Wrote, Directed, and animated a pilot for an animated series that was pitched by CoolFire Media to various online and broadcast companies.
The film has been featured in multiple film festivals throughout the nation.
MO Cowbell Marathon - Video Producer
Wrote, directed, and animated three 30 second commercials promoting the MO Cowbell Marathon.
Managed time, budget, actors, and crew to complete the commercials ahead of schedule and beyond client expectations.
• Bachelor of Arts in Animation with a Minor in Computer Science, December 2010, Magna Cum Laude
• Graphic Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics, 2D Animation, Copywriting, Concepting, Brand Design, Deadline Management, Extreme Multitasking, Organization, Client Relations, Proof Reading, Team Managment.
• Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Flash, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Mac & Windows OS, Microsoft Office, WordPress.
Charles M. Schulz Award 2010
• Finalist for the Scripps-Howard National College Cartoonist award, “Overheard at Webster”
Missouri College Media Association Awards 2011
• First Place Winner for Entertainment Cartoon, “Overheard at Webster”
River Front Times Comix Issue 2014
• Selected cartoon for special comics issue, “On the Quad”