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TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

Applications: Cinema 4D. VRAYforC4D. RealFlow. Vue 10. Quartz Composer. Boujou.
Adobe CS6 software including After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Platforms: Mac and Windows

DESIGN PROFICIENCY

Motion: Commercial & Broadcast Graphics | Filming & Editing | 3D Motion Graphics
VFX: Compositing & VFX  | Liquid Simulation | 3D Modeling | Camera Tracking | Green Screen
Graphic: Print & Layout Design | UI/UX | Logo & Identity | Typography | Photo Retouching

EDUCATION

The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg: (June 2010) B.A. in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
Northern Illinois University: (2008 – 2009) DeKalb, IL: General Education

WORK EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE MOTION GRAPHIC ARTIST (4/2013 – Present)
Art Direction / Motion Graphics
Overview: Working closely with agencies and businesses to develop compelling video and motion graphics. Specializing in 3D animation and motion-graphics utilizing After Effects and Cinema 4D.

DEALTRAC.KR (7/2012 – Present)
Founder / Creative Director
Overview:
Founded and developed DealTrac.kr, a website dedicated to easily tracking local and online daily deals. Responsibilities included overall concept and branding, layout and design of the web user interface, and the hiring and management of additional developers.

THE MX GROUP – B2B Agency – Burr Ridge, IL (12/2012 – 4/2013)
Visual Effects Artist
Overview: Responsible for the development and staffing of a brand-new video division. Developed detailed workflow, file/project management, and best practices for the department. Responsible for creating high-end motion graphic videos for MX clients. Work consisted of 3D/2D motion graphics, heavy green screen keying and compositing, and interactive videos.

FREELANCE MOTION GRAPHIC ARTIST (5/2010 – 12/2012)
Art Direction / Motion Graphics
Overview:
Worked closely with Chicagoland agencies to develop and create compelling video and motion graphics. Specialized in complex 3D animations using Cinema 4D, RealFlow, and After Effects.

GANNETT HEALTHCARE GROUP – Hoffman Estates, IL (6/2007 -5/2010)
Graphic Designer / Layout Artist / Creative Services
Overview:
Responsible for page layout, design of covers and articles, final production and pre-press for bi-monthly magazines including Nurse Week, Nursing Spectrum, Today in PT, and Today in OT. Also responsible for digital retouching, color correction and proofing for photography and art used in magazine layouts. Would also work directly with the advertisers to design and process their ads for the magazines.