PROFILE
• Fifteen years of art direction, motion design, and post-production experience
• Five years of management experience successfully leading creative teams in fast-paced environments. Fourteen time Emmy® Award winner
EMPLOYMENT
Tribune Media  |  Art Director  |  December 2012 - Present
• Responsible for visual branding and development across broadcast, digital, social, and mobile platforms for both FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Ch2 CW
• Lead the Art Department to design custom animated content and graphics for over 100 hours of original programming every week
• Manage, hire, train, and support a team of 6 motion designers
• Work closely with the Creative Services Director to implement brand strategies and oversee marketing budgets to reach Tribune Media goals
• Collaborate with Engineering and Production departments to maintain, troubleshoot, and develop real-time graphics system based on HTML & Javascript
• Hands-on 3D animation, 2D animation, and post-production for commercial spots
• Prepare and pitch concepts, creative treatments and storyboards

Tilt Media  |  Senior Motion Designer  |  Jan. 2012 - December 2012
• Chief motion designer and visual effects artist for national broadcast spots, regional spots, and online marketing/advertising videos, serving a broad range of industries including, medical, financial, insurance and public broadcast
• Expanded the advertising agency’s capabilities to include 3D animation in house

Visuality Media Productions  |  Video Editor, Motion Designer  |  2008 - 2011
• Content creator for award winning broadcast commercials, web videos, issue based advertisements, and animations in a fast-paced advertising agency
• Responsible for entire post-production workflow including concept creation, story boarding, motion design, compositing, editing, sound design, and delivery to clients in many industries nationwide 

Performance Courseware  |  Graphics Development Manager  |  2003 - 2008
• Lead animator for over 40 engineering training videos for International Truck and Engine Corporation, saving the multi-national company millions in training costs
• Flourished for four years as Art Director and Manager in a medium sized creative team producing motion graphics, interactive dvd’s, packaging, books and web
• Managed the translation of over 30 DVD products into Spanish and French

EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin - Madison | Bachelors of Science in Art 1999 - 2003
• Graphic Design and 3D Animation concentrations
• Graduated with honors - 3.6 GPA
• Four semesters of Spanish Language
• Syracuse University Study Abroad - Barcelona, Spain 2002

AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS
• 14 Time Heartland Emmy® Award winner for Motion Design, 2014 - 2017
• Colorado Broadcasters Association Award of Excellence three years in a row
• Telly Award Winner, Silver, Motion Designer - “Sunday Sports Zone” 2013
• Served on Madison Media Institute’s Advisory Committee, 2010 - 2012
• Served as President of Media Communications Association - International
Madison Chapter, 2009 - 2010; Board member 2006 - 2011, member 2004 - 2012
• Communicator Award Winner - Designer and Editor 2011
• Pollie Award Winner - Designer and Editor - 2010
• MCA-I WAVE Award Winner - Designer and Editor - 2010 and 2011
• Telly Award Winner, Bronze, Producer, Designer, Editor - “Restoring Hope” 2008

TOOL SET EXPERTISE
After Effects, Cinema 4D, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, Motion Tracking, 
Sketch, Trapcode, Greyscale Gorilla & Video Copilot Plugins, HTML, Java Script

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
• Trained photojournalists on After Effects and Photoshop increasing the quality of investigative storytelling and saving the station thousands of dollars - 2014
• Served as instructor for two trimesters of Advanced 3D Animation and
Advanced Photoshop at The Madison Media Institute - 2008
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