Began work as an Architecture student building sports stadiums. During internship, they quickly moved me from redline Arch drawings to 3D. I worked in Architecture a little over a year and landed a contract to start right after graduation. The first job out of school was a contract building 3D furniture and office settings. Soon after arriving in Los Angeles I went to work on the film Dungeons and Dragons at Digital Firepower in Hollywood. I Spent several years at Fearless Eye Animation in Kansas City after that honing my skills. I worked on the side as a demo artist for Discreet the owner of 3DSMax at the time. I also wrote a Maya Fundamentals 5 book around this time. Later I moved to Georgia to work on an animated film "Summer Camp" (unreleased title). I moved on to create large-scale real-world terrains for Fats/Meggitt Training Systems. I was the Art director and then the Creative Director there since 2008. I held the position of art Manager at Volition from 2021-2023 Managing 50+ artists .
I own and run Kungfujackrabbit studio in my spare time. I make lighting and shader products you can find here https://gumroad.com/kungfujackrabbit
I've accepted a position with Sumo Sheffield. I will begin work as Central Art Manager in early 2024.
• Saints Row (2022) (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows)
I manage the Studio Art Department including their structure, personnel, 1:1's, career paths, training, and more. There were 58- 44 internal artists in the department at given times over the past 2 years.
I managed this team directly utilizing art directors and sub-discipline leads.
This is really a great group of people I have the pleasure of working with each
I manage a team of 3D VFX artist who work in game engines and Video VFX. We train the Army and Marines in Marksmanship. I can actually say and feel good in doing something to keep more of our troops alive. My team has worked very hard to provide realistic training. We use Cryengine for so much for example previs videos and products. Its been a fun place to work and many great people have been thru around me here and within my charge. Ive enjoyed it.
Animated film - Summer camp
20+Sprint Phone models, Fox news animations, Sports stadiums. Animations and 3D Models for a wide variety of customers and uses.
Dungeons and Dragons , and Cats and Dogs Films.
3D VFX modeling , animation. Videos and motion graphics , web design and marketing materials.