About Me

What I sort of look like.

Some Nice Words I Wrote About Myself: Whether it’s a simple logo animation or a full-fledged graphics campaign, I very much enjoy the process of taking an idea from start to finish. If you’re in need of an eager creative ready to take on your next design adventure -OR- if you simply want to say hello, I’m always happy to chat!

Currently Based: Sunny Southern, California, with my wonderfully amazing wife (who also happens to be an incredible designer).

What I primarily create with, and am always curious to learn something new in: After Effects, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Procreate.

Fun Fact: I’m fond of good movies and movies that are so bad they’re good—and board games, getting better at something (currently: baking fresh bread), obscure history, traveling, planing surprise adventures…what was the question again?

A Few Places I’ve Created At

The Walt Disney CompanySenior Motion Graphics Designer
May 2016 – Present | Burbank, California

Currently, as a lead artist on Disney Branded Television’s Creative Marketing Team, I conceptualize, design and animate a wide variety of media and motion graphic content for Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD and Disney+, as well as internal brand initiatives and television, games and film subsidiaries. In addition to designing, I find a certain satisfaction from establishing and maintaining best practice workflows, art direction, thought-forward project strategy guidance in addition to technical advisement and producing support.

APT2BArt 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.