Agencies, studios, or direct-to-client, large or small projects, design, motion graphics, or visual effects. I bring passion, intelligence, strategy, creativity, and technical proficiency to every single client.
Who I am. What I do.
At heart I’m a creative, and I enjoy the challenge of solving difficult problems visually, verbally, musically, rhetorically, artistically, and technically. I want everything I make to be not only stunning sensually but also to strum the perfect emotional chord. Whether you need a designer for print or digital, an animator, a visual effects supervisor, or a creative director, I bring structure and polish to each and every project. For fifteen years I’ve worked with companies from North and South America, Europe, and Asia, from Kansas City to Buenos Aires to Zurich to bring creative ideas to life. No matter how big or small the budget, I offer economy with style. Give me a call or send me an email, and we can come up with the perfect solution for your project.
Whether you need branding services or a full CG commercial, I have an award-winning track record of concepting and producing high-end visual effects for any budget and have experience with many of the most challenging production tasks such as branding and logo marks, branded systems, concept development, creative direction, graphic design for print or digital formats, pre-visualization, 3d production, visual effects, fluids, liquids, cloth, destruction, creature and character creation, environments and set extensions, and 2D and 3D compositing–including tracking, keying, roto, stabilization, and color correction. But I’m not an island unto myself; larger jobs require teams of people and I have a decade of experience putting teams together for large projects, a methodology which keeps me nimble and adaptable to any budgetary or scheduling limitation.
After graduating from college with a degree in English Literature, I pursued my first love—the arts. I started as a print designer in Tulsa Oklahoma and worked on the side, building a personal portfolio, which I leveraged into a gig as a freelance children’s book illustrator. After illustrating a couple of books, I decided that animation, visual effects, and motion graphics was the future of media; so I took my portfolio and moved to NYC, where I received my MFA from the Pratt Institute of Art and later taught multiple graduate and undergraduate courses. I worked both as a freelancer and as a staffer in NYC for six years before moving with my family to Kansas City, where I have been a freelance creative director, visual effects supervisor, and technical director for six years.