A2 Tap | Ann Arbor, Michigan | September 2014 – September 2016
Responsible for the creative development, art direction and asset creation for client projects. Created artwork, illustration, animation, icons and user interface elements for both Apple and Android mobile applications, designed print materials, wrote copy for in-house marketing and created assets for social media marketing. Provided art direction to a small team of 4 contractors.
- Zombie Fish Bits
- MathMaker (formerly Primal Play)
- Crane Game Escape
SRT Solutions | Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 2012 – May 2014
Responsible for the creative development and art direction for client projects. Created artwork, illustrations, page designs, icons and UX elements for both mobile and web-based applications. Designed print materials and wrote copy for in-house marketing.
Mindworks Learning/QLT/Kabongo | Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 2006 – October 2011
Member of a small team of artists and programmers developing web-based learning games for children. Created 2D art and animation for a suite of educational games using Adobe Flash. Illustrated concept art for new web-based projects. Created artwork and animation for digital displays for in-store learning center.
- Skatekids Online
- Ramps To Reading
Image Space Incorporated | Ann Arbor, Michigan | June 1997 – October 2003
Provided creative direction to a team of 3D artists developing computer games for the PC home market, including art direction and artist management. Collaborated with clients to establish design parameters for games. Created new game concepts including stories, character designs, storyboards and environments. Created 2D graphics for in-game visuals and graphical user interface design. Developed dialog scripts and storyboards for 3D animation sequences.
- Sportscar GT (PC) – Electronic Arts
- F1 2000 (PC) – EA Sports
- F1 Championship Season (PC) – EA Sports
- F1 2001 (PC) – EA Sports
- NASCAR Thunder 2003 & 2004 (PC) – EA Sports
Media Station Incorporated | Ann Arbor, Michigan | November 1995 – May 1997
Provided creative direction to teams of designers and artists developing interactive CD-ROMs for the children’s software market. Collaborated with clients to establish design parameters for products.
Wrote and illustrated new game concepts and presented them to clients. Worked with project managers to ensure that product designs complied with specific budget and schedule requirements. Collaborated with writers in the development of dialog scripts and design documents. Participated in casting character voices and reviewed audition tapes. Conducted art and animation reviews during the production process.
- Lamb Chop Loves Music – Philips Interactive Media of America
- Jan Pienkowski’s Haunted House – Philips Interactive Media of America
- Tonka Search and Rescue – Hasbro Interactive
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
Media Station Incorporated | Ann Arbor, Michigan | January 1994 – November 1995
Responsible for all facets of the daily management of the art studio staffed by 25 artists and animators. Reviewed resumes, conducted interviews and recommended artists for new hires. Monitored the progress of all projects in production. Collaborated in design meetings with clients, establishing the scope, art direction and design of new interactive products.
- Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree – Disney Interactive
- The Lion King Animated Storybook – Disney Interactive
- Pocahontas Animated Storybook – Disney Interactive
- George Shrinks – HarperCollins Interactive
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – HarperCollins Interactive
Media Station Incorporated | Ann Arbor, Michigan | January 1993 – January 1994
Created Interactive presentations, including all graphics and animation to secure business relationships with high profile media companies.
- Disney Interactive
- HarperCollins Publishing
- Usborne Publishing (London)
- Adobe Creative Suite – Acrobat, Animate, Illustrator, In Design, Photoshop
- Google Apps – Docs, Sheets, Slides
- iOS Apps – Pages and Keynote
- Microsoft Word and Powerpoint
Bachelor of Fine Arts | The University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Michigan
School of Art and Architecture – Concentrations: Graphic Design and Drawing