Skill Summary

  • Modeling – Over six years of modeling assets from photo and concept reference.
  • Texturing – Over six years of creating textures by photo manipulation, digital painting, and baking.
  • UV Mapping – Over six years of UV mapping high and low polygon objects.
  • Game Engine Asset Pipeline – Experience creating, importing, and testing assets for the Unity3D engine.
  • Digital Sculpting – High polygon sculpts for 3D print, high resolution images, and normal mapping.
  • Character Rigging – Over five years of rigging and weighting mechanical systems and characters.
  • Animation – Over three years experience creating accurate mechanical and character animations.
  • Experience with the following software packages:
 
3D Studio Max Unity3D Topogun Substance Painter After Effects Maya
Photoshop Zbrush xNormal Substance Designer Premiere Quixel Suite
 

Professional Experience

Multimedia Developer, Pixelyard Inc., Bedford NS, May 2012 - Present

  • Modeled and textured complex mechanical systems and environments from photographs and schematics.
  • Worked with developers directly in creating, maintaining and documenting a stable pipeline.
  • Created real-time animations based on scripts to demonstrate mechanical systems and practical theories.
  • Created complex interactive exercises using Unity3D and proprietary software.

3D Artist, bitHeads Inc. - Playbrains, Ottawa, ON, February 2011 – September 2011

  • Shipped title: World Gone Sour - PC | PSN | XBLA
  • Modeled props and characters for use in Gamebryo Engine.
  • Textured multiple props and other objects according to engine specifications.
  • Rigged various characters in 3DS Max for use by the animation team.
  • Troubleshoot asset related bugs as they would arise.

Freelance 3D Generalist, Longtail Studios, Halifax, NS, November 2010

  • Modeled environments and assets to be used in software pitch animatic.
  • Textured character models.
  • Created UI elements to emphasize player action.

3D Artist, Army Learning and Support Centre, Department of National Defense, Oromocto, NB, 2009 – 2010

  • Modeled, UV mapped, and textured character, vehicle, and prop models.
  • Rigged and weighted 3D characters for animation in 3DS Max.
  • Worked with clients one on one to produce quality products in a timely fashion.

Artist, M5: Weapons of War, Discovery Channel HD, Truro, NS, 2009

  • Created, rigged, and animated character scenes for use in production.
  • Created concept art pieces for production.

Class Instructor, Digital Animation Camp, Nova Scotia Community College, Truro, NS, 2006

  • Supervised and instructed students from ages 10-16.

Education

Online Master Classes 2011, Gnomon School of Visual Effects, December 2011

Department of National Defense Internship
Advanced Diploma in Applied Arts, New Brunswick Community College, Oromocto, NB, 2009 – 2010

Interactive and Motion Graphics Program, Nova Scotia Community College, Truro, NS, 2007 – 2009

Digital Animation Program, Nova Scotia Community College, Truro, NS, 2005 – 2007


Interests

Scripting

  • Taken several online courses for Javascript, Maxscript, and C# scripting languages
  • Created small, useful tools for 3DS Max and Photoshop to make certain tasks more efficient, both in personal work, and professional pipelines.

Conferences

  • Animediafest, Nova Scotia Community College, Truro, NS, 2015 & 2011
  • Ottawa International Game Conference, Ottawa, ON, 2012
  • Montréal International Games Summit, Montréal, QC, 2010

Technology

  • Built, repaired, and upgraded my own personal computer systems for over a decade.
  • Familiar with many different software packages, and enjoy learning new and better packages as they are developed.

Awards

Character Specialist Award, Army Learning and Support Centre, Oromocto, NB, 2010

  • 'In recognition of excellent character modeling and rigging work during the 2009/2010 AAAD Internship program'

Volunteer

Guest Speaker, Animediafest, Nova Scotia Community College, Truro, NS, 2015 & 2011

  • Provided a presentation on game industry related techniques.
  • Spoke to students on an Industry Panel about my experiences.

Instructor, New Media Arts Days, Nova Scotia Community College, Truro, NS, 2007

  • Produced lesson plan for the basics of computer animation in Maya, & instructed high school level students.

Class Instructor, Viewfinders, Bayers Lake, NS, 2007

  • Provided technical support for session setup.
  • Produced lesson plan for the basics of polygon modeling in Maya, & instructed high school level students.
 
Last Updated: April, 2016