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ART DIRECTOR - VISUAL DEVELOPMENT ARTIST – ILLUSTRATOR -
CHARACTER DESIGNER - PROP DESIGNER



EXPERIENCE


Starz Media/FOX - THE SIMPSONS MOVIE - Visual Development/Character/Prop Design
THE SIMPSONS TV Show (Prime Time TV) - Character/Prop Design
Universal Theme Park - THE SIMPSONS Ride - Lead Character/Prop Design
Electronic Arts - THE SIMPSONS Video Game - Character/Prop Design

NM8 Studios/PBS
- ZULA PATROL (CGI Preschool TV) - Visual Development/Character/Prop Design

Warner Bros. TV Animation/WB/CW -
WHAT’S NEW SCOOBY DOO, DUCK DODGERS, STATIC SHOCK (Two Seasons), OZZY & DRIX, PINKY AND THE BRAIN, ROAD ROVERS, ANIMANIACS (TV) - Character/Prop Design/Development Team Member
DVD/Video: ANIMANIACS - THE WISHING STAR, SCOOBY DOO PIRATES AHOY - Character/Prop Design/Development Team Member

Walt Disney Television Animation/DISNEY TV
- DARKWING DUCK, TALESPIN (TV) - Character/Prop Design

Universal Cartoon Studios/FOX
- THE WOODY WOODPECKER SHOW (TV) - Character/Prop Design

Klasky Csupo/Nickelodeon TV
- RUGRATS (TV Pilot Episode) - Visual Development/Character Design

Marvel Productions/FOX
- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (TV) - Character Design/Development
SIEGFRIED AND ROY, ANDREW "DICE" DUCK, Logos & Bumpers for USA Network (TV) - Character Design/Development

DIC Enterprises/FOX
- SUPER DAVE (TV) - Character Design

Saban Entertainment/FOX
- PIGS NEXT DOOR (Prime Time TV) - Character Design

Balloon Dog Studios
(Internet Web) - Conceptual Character Design

BKN/SYNDICATED CABLE
- JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH (TV) - Character/Prop Design

Graz Entertainment, Inc. /FOX
- G.I. JOE EXTREME, THE TICK, X-MEN, CONAN AND THE YOUNG WARRIORS, SKELETON WARRIORS, CORDUROY BEAR, STONE PROTECTORS (TV)
SGT. SAVAGE (Promotional Video) - Art Director/Character/Prop Design Also worked for many toy industry clients such as Mattel, Hasbro, and various video game makers

Calico Productions/USA NETWORK
- MR. BOGUS (TV) - Character Design

Project X Productions/FOX
- PETER PAN AND THE PIRATES (TV) - Visual Development/Character/Prop Design




THEME PARK RELATED EXPERIENCE
Landmark Entertainment Group - Visual Development/Principal Character and Inanimate Object Design for theme park boat ride located in Oita , Japan.
Universal Theme Park - THE SIMPSONS Ride - Lead Character/Prop Design


FREELANCE
Sunbow Entertainment, Hanna-Barbera, Walt Disney TV Animation, DIC Enterprises, Bagdesarian Productions, Applause Toys and Marketing, Warner Bros. TV Animation, Saban Entertainment, Marvel Production, Nokia Wireless Games, Norooz Productions Company (TV, Toys, Promotional, Games, Web) – Visual Development/Character/Prop Design/Colorist


PRINT & PUBLISHED
Anvil Anthology Magazine - Publisher/Contributor
The National Enquirer, Boy's Life, and The Saturday Evening Post - Cartoon Publications
The Simpsons Handbook: Secret Tips from the Pros - Character Illustration Designs


SPECIALTY & SOFTWARE
I specialize in pre-production entertainment design for animated Movies, TV shows, DVD/Videos, Interactive computer games, and toys. I am currently using Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe Image Ready CS2, with some familiarity in 3d software (Cinema 4D) and web editing programs (Front Page & Dream Weaver). Dabble a bit in Flash as well. I work on Windows Platform and I have worked on MAC but most comfortable on PC.


EDUCATION
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia , CA
B.F.A. in Film/Video/Digital with a specialty in character animation
Florida State University , Tallahassee , FL
2 years-Art/Marketing



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