.:. Resume .:.

Work History

CHM Designs

Owner :: August 2011 - Present
  • Design & fabrication of custom art pieces for private sale.
  • Conversion of 3D software models into physical entities
  • 3D printing of wearable parts

Walt Disney Imagineering

Figure Animation Rigger :: November 2010 - June 2011
  • Preparation of Maya data for Motion Builder for controlling, mechanical systems to run animatronic figures
  • Organization and restructuring of hierarchical data sets from Solidworks, management of software assets
  • Creation of 3D software models to match the current engineering specs of existing models in the Disney parks

Dimensional Designer :: August 2008 - June 2011
  • Optimization of translation process, and 3D modeling, for utilizing Pixar Maya files for rapid prototyping and milling
  • Design of AutoCAD/Illustrator files for laser cutting and etching to produce parts for scale models
  • Operation of ATOS II to scan, evaluate and clean scale 3D models for area calculation and milling for Show Set/Architecture

Big Buddha Baba

Production Assistant (focus in interactive media) :: February - August 2008
  • Aftereffects animation and audio media editing and preparation for the Flying Heritage Collection
  • DVD authoring and digitization of source videos into Final Cut Pro, for the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, WA
  • Assisted with on site install and organization of Flash animation assets for kiosks at Fashionology L.A. in Beverly Hills

Walt Disney Imagineering

Concept Designer (focus in Maya modelling) :: May 2007 - January 2008
  • Developed and modified 3-D models for presentations - optimization of poly counts and textures was important for real time rendering - created low poly and LOD models for foliage etc.
  • Created animation media for park location tests.
  • Audio and video editing and rendering in Aftereffects and Final Cut Pro. Menu design and DVD authoring.
  • Python Scripting in Maya to prepare conversion to Panda 3D.

Education and Training

  • B.F.A. Music Technology, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Ca. 2007 - Focus in Music Composition and 3-D Animation
  • A. A. Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, Ca. 2004

Animated Films

Icelanto Park - 2007, 76 minutes (3D feature about human exploration)
  • Creator, Writer and Director - Managed pipeline and render farm.
  • Interdisciplinary team management

Machine Language - 2006, 4 minutes (short film about robots)
  • Creator and 3-D Animator
  • Advanced character rigging development

Wavemixer - 2005, 3 minutes
  • Creator and 3-D Animator
  • Creation of mock-up for 3-D software music interface

Related Experience

Caprica - 2010 (SyFy channel original TV series)
  • Design and creation of physical parts for Cylon robots

Udoblos - 2007 (Independent video game, exploration and evolution theme)
  • Level Design, 3-D Modeling and Optimization for Ogre 3D

Starflight 3 - 2004 (Independent video game, space exploration genre)
  • Music Composer/Producer

Software Proficiency

Expert
  • Maya

Skilled
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Aftereffects, Final Cut Pro
  • AutoCAD, Polyworks, ATOS, Pepakura Designer
  • Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Reaktor, Reaper

Skills

  • 3-D Modeling, Character Rigging, Texturing, Lighting and Animation
  • Music Composition and Audio Synthesis
  • Digital Audio Production and Sound Design
  • Fashion, Costume Design and Fabrication
  • 3D Printing (sintering, resin, binder and extrusion) and Fiberglass Fabrication
  • Acrylic Cutting and Etching
  • Carpentry

Honors and Awards

2007-2008 Walt Disney Imagineering Internship
2004-2007 California Institute of the Arts Scholarship
2005-2006 Mr. and Mrs. Felix Juda Foundation Scholarship