Work experience:

August 2007 and currently- Center for Homland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School
Media Production/Animator

  • I’ve produced over 35 learning module/lectures currently being used with the center's masters degree program. These modules combine audio with custom illustration and animation for use in distance learning.
  • Additonally I produce graphics and animation for learning games, marketing, and other uses in support of the center's learning objectives.
  • I have also worked on interactive learning objects and video production for elearning.

August 2001 to 2007- Self Employed/Contracts
Information Designer/Animator

  • I completed an animated map sequence for the National Marine Sanctuary that was part of a television special.
  • For the Kotz & Treichel Chemistry text book (college level), I’ve generated over 40 pieces of art showing atomic orbitals.

November 1994 to August 2001 - Archipelago Productions
Senior animator - Production/Information Design
Educational CD and Distance Learning

  • Building interactive media sequences for on-line and distance learning using Flash and Shockwave software.
  • Modeling and animating sequences from storyboards using 3D Studio Max3. Assembling the sequences on the Macintosh platform into finished media with voice over and labels.
  • Cleaning up/or revising storyboards from rough layouts.
  • Working with content consultants to ensure useful media.

November 1990 to October 1994 - Columbia College
Assistant Production Manager/Staff

  • Teaching college level Animation I, covering the fundamentals of animation.
  • Organizing and presenting lectures to students on creating titles for their class film projects.
  • Working with 16mm animation stands and their maintenance.

September 1988 to October 1990 - Encyclopedia Britannica
Principal Freelance Animator and Assistant to the Director.

  • Animating scenes in educational films and overseeing them through to completion.
  • Editing video tape and making dubs.
  • Making sound transfers and editing sound effects to the picture.
  • Coordinating backlit artwork and titles.
  • General equipment maintenance and repair.

June 1989 and August 1989 - Kaffeehaus Animation Studio
Freelance Animator

  • Completing character animated sequences from key drawings.

Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
B.A. August 1988, Film/Video and Animation

Interests and Skills:
Model and Set Construction
16mm film collecting

References: Available on request