MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Designed, developed, launched, and manage College of DuPage Animation Program • Created many on air graphics for both the Oprah Winfrey Show and Total Living Network • Created title elements for major feature films including “Indecent Proposal,” and “When a Man Loves a Woman” • Created and Produced trailer graphics for “Twister,” “Stargate,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” and others • Developed technique and animated titles for “Total Recall” • Received an American Film Institute film grant in 1987 in the amount of $20,000 to complete an experimental animated film project • National finalist in the 1983 Student Academy Award competition
EDUCATION Master of Fine Arts in Animation, UCLA
Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University
QUALIFICATIONS Twenty years of teaching experience in the areas of animation, special effects, film and video editing, and production. Thirty years of experience creating effects, graphics and animations for feature films and television in Hollywood and Chicago.
SOFTWARE: Thorough knowledge of After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere Pro.
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
COLLEGE OF DUPAGE. Glen Ellyn, IL Created and manage and teach Animation Program EMPLOYMENT HISTORY - Teaching ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART Schaumburg, IL (2004 – 2005) Art direction & beginning production COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO Chicago, IL (2000 – 2002) - Beginning and intermediate digital effects class. UCLA- Westwood, CA - (1999 – 2000) Graduate level advanced digital effects class. CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS - Valencia, CA (1991 – 1998) - Techniques of motion control animation. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY -Production GRAPHICS DESIGNER/ANIMATOR (Freelance) 2012 – current Q-CENTER, ST. Charles, IL, - Graphics and animation designer. PRODUCTION GRAPHICS SUPERVISOR (Full Time/Part-time) 2000- 2011 TOTAL LIVING NETWORK, Aurora, IL, - Design graphics and effects for shows, promos etc. GRAPHICS DESIGNER/ANIMATOR (2000 – 2004)
HARPO PRODUCTIONS, INC. Chicago, IL, - Designed on-air graphics and animation for “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” DIGITAL SUPERVISOR
TITLE HOUSE Hollywood, CA - Managed the digital department, producing titles and special effects for motion pictures. GRAPHICS DESIGNER/DIRECTOR STARGATE PICTURES Burbank, CA - Designed graphics for Fox TV feature “Race Against Time” EFFECTS DIRECTOR STOKES / KOHNE Hollywood, CA - Effects Director for five animated national commercial spots for Disney. DIGITAL SUPERVISOR
AVAILABLE LIGHT, LTD. Burbank, CA - Managed digital department during production of "My Favorite Martian." 1983-1998 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / OWNER
ELECTRIC FILMWORKS, INC. Glendale, CA - A company specializing in creating and producing digital and film optical effects, motion graphics, logos, motion control model shots and second unit photography. Personally created, produced, directed or supervised the special visual effects, main titles or trailers for major film and television releases.