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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ACADEMY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Sydney, Australia 2013-2014
A specialist Higher Education Institution and Vocational Education & Training Provider.
Teacher
  • Teaching 3d animation, motion graphics, and compositing classes
  • Explaining 3d concepts and technical information to Diploma level students
BIG TEN NETWORK, Chicago, Illinois 2010-2012
Internationally distributed television sports network covering one of America's premiere college sports conferences.
Motion Graphics Designer
  • Created animations in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, while taking direction from multiple people and outputting varied projects; generated daily content for use in live production
  • Used Cinema 4d / After Effects to combine different elements; updated assets by editing files others created
  • Automated producing many versions of animations in little time by programming animation software
MATTHEW BYRNE FILMS, New Orleans, Louisiana 2012
Independent movie company
Head Graphic Artist
  • In charge of overall quality of all graphic elements
  • Created main titles, special effect shots, and compositing
RIVERS FOR CHANGE, Los Angeles, California 2012
An organization that inspires and engages individuals and communities in stewardship to promote the protection, health, and revitalization of rivers and watersheds.
Motion Graphics Designer, Web Application Developer
  • Created animations to enhance promotional videos
  • developed interactive web application
IMPROVITECTURE, Chicago, Illinois 2010-2012
Walking tours led by comedians.
Owner, Founder
  • Created a startup walking tour company led by improv comedians in Chicago
  • Planned and operated tours
  • Hired tour guides, and managed schedules
  • Created strategic marketing campaign through Living Social
TOWERS POST, INC., Chicago, Illinois 2005-2009, 2011
Produces 1,000+ hours of factual/entertainment programming for US and international TV networks.
3d Generalist, Motion Graphics Designer
  • Created animated content in a full production environment for TV Channels: The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, National Geographic, The Weather Channel
  • Worked on multiple projects simultaneously; balanced requirements from creative directors and producers
  • Collaborated with a medical doctor to create accurate scientific animations
  • Created stereoscopic 3d animations, including cleanup of 3d photos and compositing
  • Worked extensively in integrating 3d and 2d elements
  • Created Renderfarm pipeline and scripts for use in daily and final renders
  • Improved team efficiency by creating scripts to optimize tasks
ONE 6 PRODUCTIONS, Chicago, Illinois 2004
Documentary company
3d Generalist, Motion Graphics Designer
  • Modeled and animated a character for integration into live action footage
  • Composited different elements to make transitions and credits
MERCER, Chicago, Illinois 2003
Global leader for trusted HR and related financial advice, products, and services.
Motion Graphics Designer
  • Created game show in Flash; designed and built game while taking direction on how design should look
TOON RANCH, Chicago, Illinois 2002-2003
Animation company whose goal was to make cartoons for kids
3D Animator, Technical Director, Modeler
  • Created animated elements for a television pilot; worked extensively in Lightwave; managed Renderfarm
  • Learned pipeline for animation and how to troubleshoot problems in animation and rendering

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COMPUTER SKILLS
Animation Software
  • Maya
  • 3d Studio Max
  • Cinema 4D
  • Flash
  • Lightwave
Compositing Software
  • After Effects
  • Nuke
Scripting Languages
  • MEL
  • Maxscript
  • After Effects
  • Actionscript
  • Python
  • Shell
Render Software
  • Qube
  • DrQueue
  • ScreamerNet
Still Graphics and Editing Software
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere
Web
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Javascript
Operating Environments
  • PC
  • Mac
  • Linux

EDUCATION
  • B.A. with Honors, Film and Video
  • Concentration: Computer Animation
  • Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois 2004



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