I offer over 15 years of rich experience in the animation industry, with a particular focus in the past 6 years on leading hybrid 2D-3D projects. My expertise lies in bridging creative and operational realms, pitching innovative ideas and efficient methodologies that maximize resources while empowering our artists to excel. My approach is to deconstruct complex sequences into manageable, actionable steps, ensuring timely delivery within budgetary constraints.
As a fervent advocate for collaborative culture, I place immense trust in our production teams, vendors, and local talents, fostering a sense of ownership and investment in every project. I believe that maintaining high morale and enthusiasm is crucial for building a highly effective team capable of producing outstanding shows.
In addition to my leadership qualities, I am deeply rooted in my art background, actively contributing to the creative decision-making process. This allows me to effectively translate a project’s vision and goals into captivating and original animation.
In addition to my strong leadership skills, I am a lighting expert with a diverse range of experience in film and TV VFX, advertising, VR, and animation. I have a deep understanding of complex physical light and material attributes and am skilled in creating master light rigs and optimizing render speeds on various render engines.
Outside of work, I enjoy woodworking, whiskey, vintage electronics, photography, cooking, and browsing the free section on craigslist.
I supervise the CG department on Ember for The SPA Studios
I supervise the CG production on Ghee Happy at Netflix Animation
I lead the lighting team on the Emmy-winning children's show Ask the Storybots (Season 2, Season 3, and A Storybots Christmas) for Netflix.