I am a versatile and prolific Art Director, Designer and Animator with over 12 years of professional experience. I am able to direct a team or get hands on from start to finish.
I hold a Visual Communications BFA from Truman State University, where I also focused on studio art and philosophy. After becoming an established print designer, I pivoted into my true passion for motion design while working at Discovery Communications.
I now work with my team to address the motion design needs of the many brands of Discovery Communications. I work on promos, show opens, commercials, B2B reels, live events and network re-brands. I also run a small freelance business, where I've worked on projects for Residence Inn, Marriott and Office Depot, and on documentary films and series.
I believe in fun solutions for mundane problems. I love the intersection of expressiveness and structure. I believe creatives need confidence to access their greatness, but also that greatness comes out of leaving our comfort zones.
When I'm not working I am recording music, making short films, riding my 1978 U-08 Peugot road bike, eating guacamole, or watching Duplass Brothers films with my wife and dog.