WayForward Games - Animation and Rigging
Projects: Goosebumps, Shantae: Half Genie Hero, Adventure Time Puzzle Quest, Descendants, Unannounced Projects
Immediately placed in charge of animation on Goosebumps, I coordinated with art and code to develop a consistent language of animation that suited this multi-platform title, eventually shipping to 3DS, PC, PS4, PS3, 360, and Xbox One. After Goosebumps I moved onto a number of unannounced projects, and also Shantae: Half Genie Hero. On Shantae, I worked with the rest of the animation department to build a new rigging workflow from scratch, and then animated several key characters, enemies, and bosses.
CalArts Game Makers - Creative Director
Projects: Coffee Cutie, Why The Hell Would You Do This?, Make Fire
What started as a simple school club evolved into fully-developed enterprise, as I worked with several teams to coordinate production schedules, and oversee production on twelve game prototypes, several of which were eventually published to websites such as Itch.io, and one of which was published to mobile devices. I oversaw these productions, using Agile techniques to bring projects to completion despite harsh time constraints. I also worked outside of the group to coordinate other resources needed for the group, including things like business planning, legal documentation, guest lecturers, and inter-school recruitment.
Independent - Narrative and Games Designer
Projects: Project Lux
In my spare time, I run a team of talented individuals to create a game in Unity3D that I have written and directed. The game focuses on a narrative structure of my own development, and showcases our wide range of skills, as a team.
- Working with CalArts administration to develop online courses in games production
- Published articles featured on front pages of Gamasutra.com and GameCareerGuide.com
- Maya 2015 professional certification
- Founded CalArts Game Makers and led production of 12+ games
- Created 4 short films as part of curriculum of CalArts Character Animation
California Institute of the Arts
BFA Character Animation
Louisiana Tech University
BFA-3 Fine Arts (Sculpture)