Blue Sky Studios, Greenwich, CT, Character Simulation TD
+ Bring clothing, hair and props to life using dynamic simulations system and custom Maya tools.
+ Develop character specific cloth and hair physical properties for each of the character settings.
+ Work with developers (R&D) to design and test the tools required to keep character simulation
pipeline both efficient and maintain feature animation quality.
+ Work with Character TDs (Riggers) to create tools and controls so garments can be animated in
an appealing, predictable way.
+ Work closely with Animators to achieve the desired performances in a shot, and ensure
performance consistency and continuity between all the shots in a sequence.
+ Work closely with Lighting TD to achieve the final aesthetic of the film, ensure lighting lock
frames look correct. Support show assets for final grind and render.
Project: EPIC (20th Centuary FOX feature animation, May 2013)
Mongrel FX, LLC, New York, NY, CG Technical Assistant / F reelance Artist
+ Modeled and rigged organic characters, and mechanical props.
+ Responsible for texturing a variety of assets, including cars and robots.
+ Responsible for Mocap support. Setup green screen and markers for Mocap. Synchronized
Mocap cameras, and analyze Mocap data / tracking performance in MotionBuilder.
+ Setup props with markers / configurations that can be captured as rigid bodies.
+ Layout all assets in shots, Camera and Staging shots in a sequence.
Anderson Mikos Architects. ltd., Chicago, IL, Architectural re ndering / Visualization Artist
+ Create 3D model based on Architect's design sketch and architectural CAD design document.
+ Develop conceptual and schematic interior and exterior renderings to convey the essence of
the finished project.
+ Utilized 3ds Max and Vray to create photo realistic renderings to communicate design ideas.
+ Develop Architectural Visualization work-flow from design sketch to final rendering
New York University (NYU), New York, NY, Masters, M.S., Digital Imaging and Design
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, Bachelors, B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science
NYU - Master Digital Imaging and Design - Graduate with Honors, Honorable Mention
Graduate with Honors
Anderson Mikos Architects, ltd. - Employee of the month, 1st Place
Employee of the month