I am a versatile and prolific Senior Art Director, Designer and Animator with over 12 years of professional experience mostly in motion design for entertainment properties. I am able to lead 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.
Los Angeles is my new home, where I work as a Senior Art Director with a talented bi-coastal team to address the motion design needs of the many brands of Discovery Communications (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Science Channel, DiscoveryVR etc.) We work on promos, show opens, commercials, B2B reels, digital content, live events, VR content 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 smart solutions for problems of any shape or size. I love the intersection of expression and structure. Creatives are at their best when boldly stepping out of their 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.