Some Nice Words I Wrote About Myself: Whether it’s a simple logo animation or a full-fledged graphics campaign, I very much enjoy crafting visually appealing designs that are as unique as they are engaging. So, if you’re in need of a creative who is eager to bring your vision to life, or if you simply want to say hello, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m always happy to chat!
Currently Based: For the moment, sunny Burbank, California, U-S of A, with my wonderfully amazing wife (who also happens to be a designer) and our crazy Weimaraner puppy – Baba, short for babaghanoush.
What I Create With: After Effects, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Procreate, Nomad.
Fun Fact: I’m fond of good movies and movies that are so bad they’re good—That, and I also enjoy board games, traveling, adventure…what was the question again?
A Few Places I’ve Created At
The Walt Disney Company • Senior Motion Graphics Designer
May 2016 – Present | Burbank, California
As a lead artist, conceptualized and designed a wide variety of media and motion graphic content for Disney Branded Television’s Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD and Disney+ stakeholders as well as internal brand initiatives and television, games and film subsidiaries. Worked with leadership and business partners to establish and maintain best practice workflows. Provided project strategy guidance in addition to art direction, technical advisement and producing support.
APT2B • Art Director
October 2015 – May 2016 | Los Angeles, California
Redesigned and updated visual identity to a refreshed modern look. Lead campaign collaboration and creative direction efforts including execution of all design deliverable layouts. Migrated entirety of online presence from Magento to Shopify platform. Drafted brand guidelines to ensure a consistent visual presence and user experience. Oversaw web development teams to integrate and polish new and existing site components.
Squadron • Art Director • Lead Graphics and Design
October 2008 – October 2015 | Studio City, California
Crafted motion graphics, concept layouts, visual effects, compositing and online content creation for leading brands and television and film studios. Supervised additional artists and location productions to ensure schedules and creative requirements were adhered to. Maintained company’s visual and creative identity and worked to enhance production efficiency by building workflows and accountability procedures. Provided technical support and troubleshooting of hardware and software as well as editorial and producing support.
NewsChannel 21 • Senior Motion Graphics Designer • Graphics Manager
April 2003 – July 2008 | Bend, Oregon
Created and maintained on-air broadcast news graphics and network affiliate graphic packages. Coordinated and executed all daily graphics rundown requests in cooperation with news department needs. Designed and operated all graphics content throughout live primetime newscasts in addition to operating live audio mixing. Worked closely with promotions department to elevate quality of affiliate campaign spots. Facilitated the install of both Chyron and Inscriber CG systems and subsequent training of graphics team. Performed on-air technical direction and master control operation.