MFA - Cranbrook Academy of Art
(2D Design Department)
Creative Director, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Assistant Professor, Problem Solver & Artist
logo design, preproduction for animation, pitch work, ideas, graphic design history, branding, teaching, metaphor & perspective, analog / digital thought process, unique approach to complex problems
I know the media design process for projects big & small, from branding a startup, to large scale retail experience design. My graphic understanding, critical process & working methods have significant influence on my other areas of focus in different ways. Each day I build off the previous & this process leads me to tomorrow. It is constantly active.
BFA - College for Creative Studies
(Digital Animation & Video Department)
Motion Designer, Animator, Editor, Title Designer & Special Effects
visual narratives, kinetic typography, art direction for motion, particle systems, large-scale video wall content production, pre-visualization & media aptitude
I make things that move. I shoot & edit film & video & can animate in 2D or 3D, in a multitude of contexts & specialties.
Self-taught with considerable help from my friends & peers.
Sound Designer & Musician
sound FX, music, scoring, synthesis, music history & effects
I became a sound designer by need, it evolved into a passion for experimental music, synthesis & sampling. It later grew into a more well rounded understanding of music and musical composition. I design sound, provide sound effects and soundscapes for use in commercials & film. I have made music under different aliases and focuses for myself, record labels & commercial clients.
Graphic, Motion & Sound
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Master of Fine Arts (2007) (2D Design Department)
College for Creative Studies, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2000) (Digital Animation & Video Department)
Graphic: Creative Director, Art Director, Graphic Designer & Assistant Professor
Motion: Motion Designer, Animator, Art Director, Editor & Director
Sound: Sound Designer & Musician
MK12, Quanta Magazine, Gensler, Microsoft, Sierra Quitiquit, JEH Productions, Synect Media, Commonwealth/McCann, Commonground, Primaloft, Pixelfire, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Mill, Brunner Advertising, The Ebeling Group, Digitas, Helios Interactive, College for Creative Studies, Prologue, Blind Wink productions, Gilbert Silverman, Organic, Chrysler Corporation, Jeep, Dodge, Vectorform, Clear Magazine, +8 records / m_nus, Hamilton Anderson Architects, Planet-E records, Octane Design, IMX Cosmetics, Hemmingway +a/studios, John Deer, DMCVB (Visit Detroit Magazine), Lawrence Tech University, General Motors, BF Goodrich, Jaguar, Mazda & Ford Motor Company