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                         Computer Skills
                                               Maya,
 ZBrush, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects,
                                               Premiere, Painter, Flash, Headus, Unreal Engine, Windows OS
                                  
                         Artistic Skills

                                               Drawing, Animating, Storyboarding, Digital painting, Illustration, Oil painting, Watercolor, Chalk,
                                              
Charcoal, Sculpture, Photography

                         Qualifications
                                   •   Extensive background and experience in 3D design, motion graphics and animation
                                   •   Excellent animation skills with ability to bring characters to life through key principles
                                  
•   Solid understanding of diverse range of techniques in graphic design
                                   •   Ability to take a creative and efficient approach to solving problems
                                   •   Strong communication skills with the ability to collaborate in a team setting
                                   •  
Proven ability to work effectively within strict deadlines to complete every project on time
                                   •   A passion for Art and Design with a strong desire to utilize my creative abilities

                              Experience
                          2010-2012    3D Animator (Contract) The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) - Lakwood, WA
                                       •   Create key frame animations in Maya designed to enhance mobile applications, games, media arts and websites
                                                             •   Establish an effective workflow using proven techniques to operate the new Motion Capture System 
                                                             •   Animate, model, texture, and rig 3D characters to meet project needs
                                                             •   Develop digital media and dynamic animations that focus on improving psychological health and well being 
                                                             •   Illustrate and design graphic content to support the initiatives of the Department of Defense including online behavioral health                                                                        tools, video-based telemental health services and innovative technology applications
                                                             •   Develop, improve, and deploy new and existing media for Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

                          2008-2009  3D Artist (Contract) Microsoft Game Studios - Turn Ten - Redmond, WA
                                                             •   Create dynamic hand-keyed animations in a multimedia AAA title
                                                             •   Design and create visual assets through modeling and texturing
                                                             •   Concept and carry out compelling in-game and cinematic animations
                                                             •   Collaborate with the Effects Lead and Design Leads to establish conceptual
                                                                  ideas, timing and movement while receiving direction and feedback

                                                             •   Set up and animate pre-race, replay and home space cameras
                                                            
•   Lead a team of artists in completing high quality deliverables
                                                             •   Establish and optimize an effective animation pipeline while improving workflow


                         2008           Game Test Associate (Contract) XBox Live - Redmond, WA
                                           Detect localization anomalies unique to the new XBox Live user
                                                                  interface by performing systematic testing of custom tools

                                         
•   Developed new techniques for running localization test cases
                                                             •   Executed test plans and test cases to ensure accurate and high quality
                                                                  game play, AI, and aesthetic properties
                                                   
         •   Generate reports for designers that identify risk areas for review and
                                                                  resolution

                                      
                        2006-2008  3D Artist, Virtual Prophecy, To Hell and Back - Fort Lauderdale, FL
                                           Modeled and textured environments and 3D character using Maya for feature title
                                         
•   Worked with Art Director and Design Leads to steer aesthetics down
                                                                  the right channels and ensure cohesion with all art assets
                                                             •   Collaborated with Creative Team to establish high quality design and
                                                                  character conceptualization
                                                   
         •   Worked to optimize and develop a successful asset creation pipeline
                                                             •   Created normal maps and textures for characters using ZBrush

                         2004-2006    Marketing Manager/Graphic Designer, Auto Image - Orem, UT
                                         •   Created company logo, website graphics, and other marketing materials
                                                             •   Developed and managed marketing strategies and tracked marketing
                                                                  communications budget
                                                             •   Created messaging and positioning around all marketing and sales
                                                                  support material
                                                             •   Designed advertising brochures, price lists, direct mailers, and other
                                                                  marketing materials


                          Education       
                                
2004-2008      Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts and Animation
                    
                                           The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

                              Achievements
                                                          The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
                                                                  Awarded Best Digital Portfolio/Demo Reel

                                Languages
                                                          English, Portuguese and Spanish     
                                                                                    

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