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Summary of Qualifications
Experienced character rigger/setup artist with two years of game industry experience and two published titles: "Darkest of Days," AAA FPS by 8monkey Labs, and "Everything Obsolete," short animation for PBS by Group Hug Productions.
   
Objective
To further enhance my professional experience in positions as a rigger, character or creature TD, as well as a visual effects artist in the game, animation or VFX industries.
  
Projects Education
"Darkest of Days," 8monkey Labs
Cedar Falls, IA
Character Rigger
May 2007 -- Dec 200
9
  • Character rigger on AAA FPS "Darkest of Days" developed by 8monkey Labs.  Published on Sept 8, 2009.

"Everything Obsolete," Group Hug Productions
San Francisco, CA
TD/Character Setup
Mar 2007 -- Apr 2007

  • Character TD on CG short "Everything Obsolete," developed by Group Hug Productions for PBS

“Ultimate Fairy Battle,” The Binary Berserkers
Winter Park, FL
Setup Artist/Rigger
Sep 2006

  • Only Setup Artist on Asset Team for the game “Ultimate Fairy Battle,” a student game project by The Binary Berserkers, entered in the Student Game Expo at the Independent Game Festival in Nov 2006
Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL
Associate of Science Degree in Computer Animation
Oct 2006

The College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics
Jun 2000

  

Gear Skills
  • Maya
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Photoshop
  • Shake
  • Motion
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere
  • ActionScript
  • HTML
  • C++
  • Character Setup/Rigging
  • Environment & Prop Setup/Rigging
  • MEL Scripting
  • Hair & Particle Dynamics
  • Character Animation
  • Compositing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Communication Skills
  • Writing
Work Experience

8monkey Labs
Cedar Falls, IA
Character Rigger
May 2007 -- Dec 200
9

  • Successfully completed contract to rig and skin game models, props, and environment pieces for AAA FPS "Darkest of Days."

Group Hug Productions
San Francisco, CA
Guest Artist - TD/Character Setup
Mar 2007 -- Apr 2007

  • Worked as virtual fellow doing Character TD work on "Everything Obsolete," CG animated short developed for PBS.

Artix Entertainment, LLC
Land O’ Lakes, FL
QA Lead/Tester
Jan 2005 – Nov 2008

  • Co-managed QA team for “AdventureQuest,” Flash-based online game
  • Tested, debugged and recoded for “AdventureQuest”
  • Designed and implemented adjustments to gameplay for playability and balance
  • Designed, wrote, and developed new game content
  • Provided customer service through online message boards

3 Day Blinds
Irvine, CA
Customer Care Representative
Mar 2010
present

  • Dealt with complicated and escalated issues and promoted internal and external customer service through use of email and live chat

EchoStar Corporation (DISH Network)
Christiansburg, VA
Advanced Technical Representative
Jan 2003 – Sep 2004

  • Promoted from CSR in March 2004
  • Dealt with complicated and escalated issues and received advanced training in telecom technology
  • Served as acting supervisor for up to 20 CSRs on occasion

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Physics
Blacksburg, VA
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Jul 2001 – Jun 2002

  • Conducted, graded and administered five sections of introductory physics labs for two semesters

VPI&SU, University Libraries
Blacksburg, VA
Library Circulation Assistant
Jul 2002 – Dec 2002

  • Tracked inventories and provided customer service at circulation desk at university library