I have over 23 years of video game experience in both art and programming, and have contributed to over 40 game titles.I started in the video game industry as an assembly language programmer. As game graphics got more and more complicated there was a serious shortage of technical artists. I found myself training artists more than programming.When the industry shifted to 3d I became a full time 3d artist, and later art director. After a few years at Midway Games I joined the Cinematics Department where I could use my art, effects, technical and animation experience all at once. I became the Cinematics Manager in 2007, overseeing numerous Unreal 3 and pre-rendered cinematics projects. A large part of my responsibility included educating employees on production techniques and pipeline.
I keep current on new software and methods, and truly enjoy sharing my knowledge with younger or less experienced individuals in the industry.
2010- present Part Time instructor, College of Digital Media
DePaul University Chicago
2009- present Lead Technical character artist,
Warner Brothers Interactive
(bought out Midway Games)
2009- present Part time instructor, Video Effects
Flashpoint Academy Chicago
1999-2009 Lead artist and Cinematics manager,
1995-1999 Art director, Studio E
1992-1995 Lead artist and tools programmer,
Black Pearl Software
1990-1992 Programmer, Atari Computer
1987-1990 Programmer-Artist, Banana Development
3D character and environment modeling
Animation proficiencies in
Texturing and 2D art creation
Unreal Engine 3
Traditional sculpting and 2d skills in physical media
Additional freelance work
US Army training videos
Draft FCB Glade client
Multiple 3D magazine covers and 4 feature works
Motion video graphics videos
Hero TV for Sendai publications.
Designing and manufacturing toys using CNC machine, silicon molds and plastics
Mortal Kombat IX WB Interactive
Iphone Tennis Handheld Games
Blitz the League Midway Games, Inc.
Blitz the League 2 Midway Games, Inc.
Espionage Midway Games, Inc.
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance Midway Games, Inc.
Mortal Kombat Deception Midway Games, Inc.
Mortal Kombat Unchained Midway Games, Inc.
Mortal Kombat Armageddon Midway Games, Inc.
Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks Midway Games, Inc.
TNA IMPACT! Midway Games, Inc.
Mortal Kombat MK vs DC Midway Games, Inc.
Small Soldiers Handheld Games
Evander Holyfield Boxing Handheld Games
WCW Wrestling Handheld Games
Furby World Handheld Games
Cart Fury Midway Games, Inc.
Cart Fury Midway Games, Inc.
Blitz 2002 Midway Games, Inc.
Ballers 3 Midway Games, Inc.
Ballers 2 Midway Games, Inc.
Ballers Midway Games, Inc.
Metal Gear Konami
Shadow Complex Epic Games
MoHawk & Headphone Jack THQ Inc.
VMX Racing Playmates
Youngblood RealTime Associates
Rolling Thunder Atari
Blood and Guts Hockey Atari
Turbo Sub Atari
Total Carnage Malibu Games
World Atlas Sega
Home Alone Sega
Home Alone2 Sega
The Mask THQ