I come from a performance background with over 23 years of experience as a Character Animator. Starting in traditional 2D animation, I made the conversion to 3D along with the rest of the industry and have never looked back.
I have worked in Feature Animation (Pagemaster, Swan Princess), Visual Effects Animation for Film
(Van Helsing, Lemony Snicket, The Mist, Snakes On A Plane), and Videogame Animation (Robot Rising, Immortal City, Adam Blaster, City Of Heroes, Afro Samurai).
I was the Animation Supervisor for an Academy Award-winning film.
Some of the companies I've had the pleasure of working for in the past include Industrial Light & Magic, Electronic Arts, Disney Interactive, Cafe FX, Rich Animation, NCsoft, Tencent Boston/Stomp Games, Reel FX, Creative Capers Entertainment, Juicebox Animation, and Namco/Bandai.
I am currently an Animator on the Disney Fairies: Hidden Treasures games for Microsoft at HitPoint Studios in Amherst, MA.
I teach animation at the New England Institute of Art
in Brookline, MA and at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Waltham, MA. I am also a regular contributor of tutorials to Digital Tutors.
In the past, I have lectured, instructed, or given presentations at PAX East, the Game Developers Conference, ASIFA, the International Game Developers Assocation (IGDA), Art Center College of Design, and SIGGRAPH.
I have also been providing one-on-one animation tutoring online privately for over three years, and I enjoy it so much that I am now expanding my time to include more students.
I offer instruction in both 2D and 3D animation, as well as character rigging, modeling, texturing, and FX. I also can provide instruction in 3dsMax and Blender as well as Maya