MEET THE ARTIST


I am an Emmy Award winning 3D Lighting Artist with over 15 years of industry experience. My main focus is lighting, compositing, texturing, and shader development. Over the years I have had the pleasure of working on many high-profile projects including Disney feature films, main title sequences for Netflix & HBO, game cinematics, and Super Bowl commercials to name just a few. I have a passion for details, composition, color, lighting, and learning new ways to elevate every project I work on.



PROJECT AWARDS

  • Academy Awards 2022 - Best Animated Feature Film (Encanto) - Lighting & Compositing Artist

  • Shots Awards - The Americas 2020 - Best Use of Animation (IKEA “Stuff Monster”) - Lighting Artist

  • Shots Awards - The Americas 2020 - Best VFX Company of the Year (A52)

  • ADC Awards 2020 - Silver Cube (Oreo: Game of Thrones) - Lead 3D Artist

  • Emmy Awards 2019 - Outstanding Main Title Design (Game of Thrones) - Lead 3D Artist

  • Emmy Awards 2011 - Outstanding Main Title Design (Game of Thrones) - Lighting Lead

  • Emmy Awards 2009 - Outstanding Commercial (Coke “Heist”) - Lighting Artist



SKILLS

  • Maya
  • V-Ray
  • Hyperion
  • D-Light
  • Nuke
  • USD Pipeline
  • MDL Shaders 
  • Redshift
  • Arnold
  • Octane  
  • Substance Painter
  • Substance Designer
  • Photoshop
  • Mari
  • After Effects
  • Unreal



WORK HISTORY

Disney Animation Studios - Burbank, CA — Lighting & Compositing Artist

SEPTEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

  • Wish (2023) - Lighting/Compositing
  • Strange World (2022) - Lighting/Compositing
  • Baymax! (2022) - Lighting/Compositing
  • Encanto (2021) - Lighting/Compositing - Won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) - Lighting/Compositing


Elastic / A52 - Santa Monica, CA — Lead 3D Artist & Lighting Lead

JUNE 2009 - AUGUST 2020

  • Game of Thrones Main Title - Lead 3D Artist / Lighting Lead
  • Won an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design 2019 (Game of Thrones)
  • Won an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design 2011 (Game of Thrones)
  • Worked as a Senior Lighting Artist on projects for many high-end clients including HBO, Netflix, Lexus, EA, Toyota, Jack Daniels, Nike, Honda, Adidas, Jose Cuervo, FOX Sports, American Red Cross, Ben & Jerry's, and many more.


Logan - Los Angeles, CA — 3D Artist

MARCH 2009 - MAY 2009


Full Tank - Santa Monica, CA — 3D Artist

FEBRUARY 2009 - MARCH 2009


Psyop - Venice, CA — 3D Artist

NOVEMBER 2008 - JANUARY 2009

Won an Emmy for Best Commercial of 2009 (Coke: Heist) - Lighting & Texturing Artist


Luma Pictures - Venice, CA — Junior Lighter

JUNE 2008 - SEPTEMBER 2008


Blind Inc. - Santa Monica, CA — 3D Artist (Internship)

JUNE 2007 - AUGUST 2007



EDUCATION

Savannah College of Art and Design (September 2004 – May 2008)
– Major: Visual Effects
– Minor: Technical Direction