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~ ~ CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ~ ~

Hello! I’m a seasoned creative with over 20 years of experience in design, branding, animation, videography, & more. Career highlights include:

  • Assisted in the creation of hit children’s shows Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nick Jr.)
    and The Aquabats! Super Show! (The Hub Network).
  • Twice-nominated for a Daytime Emmy (Yo Gabba Gabba! 2011 & 2016).
  • Managed production team on multiple YouTube channels (Orbeez, +300K).
  • Produced rich media ads for top clients at TBWA\Chiat\Day (Tequila).
  • Designed art, websites & content at RVCA Clothing & Paul Frank Industries.
  • Built first websites for Black Eyed Peas and QOTSA at Interscope Records.

~ ~ WORK HISTORY ~ ~


FREELANCE ARTIST & DESIGNER               1999 – Present

  • Created original art, graphics, animations, and websites for clients including Cornell University, Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers, LuLaRoe, CreepyCo, Dot Dot Smile, Sold-Out Software, Merch.Com, and more.
  • Drove A-list actors, filmmakers & board members as a personal chauffeur at The Sundance Film Festival. (Miderra Events 2017–2019)
  • Art featured at Gallery 1988, Sugarmynt, Meltdown, and KidRobot.

LAZY DOG RESTAURANTS
Senior Content Creator                                 Huntington Beach, CA         2018

  • Self-produced a series of original animated shorts for social media.
  • Shot and edited original video and photo content.
  • Designed and executed several online ad campaigns.

JMP CREATIVE
Creative Director                                           Santa Ana, CA                        2016 – 2017

  • Oversaw all creative direction on the content produced by the production/post-production team, whom I advised and mentored.
  • Simultaneously directed, wrote, art-directed, shot, edited, cast, costume-designed, and acted in videos for six brands.
  • Produced video content for toy brands (Orbeez, Pom Pom Wow!, etc.).
  • Directed and performed over 20 livestreams in character.
  • Developed brand identities, toy & game concepts, and product design.

CINEMATTACK! PRODUCTIONS
Founder/ Creative Director                            Santa Ana, CA                      2013 – 2017

  • Founded event company that created unique experiential film screenings in Southern California. Events frequently sold out.
  • Transformed theater lobbies into themed experiences to sync with films screened, with decorations, music, catering, photo booths, etc.
  • Designed marketing materials and bespoke merch, and edited video.

“YO GABBA GABBA!” – DHX MEDIA / WILDBRAIN ENTERTAINMENT / THE MAGIC STORE!
Creative Director                                          Hollywood, CA                          2009 – 2015 

  • Assistant-directed & wrote two episodes (“Olympics,” “Restaurant”).
  • Designed costumes, sets, and various graphic elements for music videos for such bands as Weezer, The Killers, and more.
  • Directed a six-part series at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival (2010).
  • Consulted on story, music supervision, casting, creative decisions, etc.
  • Art-directed and developed products for dozens of licensees (Funko, Ty’s, Jazwares, Volcom, Vans, Simon & Schuster, and many more).
  • Designed branding and merchandise for Yo Gabba Gabba! Live tours.

“THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW!” – THE HUB NETWORK
Creative Designer                                 Costa Mesa, CA                          2011 – 2014

  • Wrote/directed episodes and sketches, both animated and live-action.
  • Designed sets, props, costumes, logo, graphics, and titles.
  • Created brand style guide including merchandise art direction.

VIRGIN MOBILE USA
Interactive Art Director                               Warren, NJ                                   2006 – 2008

  • Designed and produced site elements, digital postcards, e-mailers, etc.
  • Worked closely with third-party agencies to develop GUI, style guides, audio branding, event branding, etc. (LG, Kyocera, Pantech, Samsung).
  • Directed art w/ outside agency for Virgin Mobile Festival (2007, 2008).

THE AQUABATS! (Band)
Contract Web/Graphic Artist                     Orange County, CA                   1996 – 2013

  • Designed, redesigned, and maintained the website, which included a news blog, photo, and lyric archives, animations, multimedia, mini-sites, etc.
  • Served as a community manager and message board moderator.
  • Designed art for merchandise, albums, promo items, etc.
  • Directed and edited video content for web, DVD and live concerts.
  • Performed as live VJ for on-stage visuals on international tours, including performance at the Coachella Arts & Music Festival.

TBWA\CHIAT\DAY (TEQUILA)
Flash Producer                                            Los Angeles, CA                      2005 – 2006  

  • Produced, animated, and programmed rich media ad units & mini-sites.
  • High-profile clients included Apple, Sony, Energizer, Pepsi, Nissan, Infiniti, Pennzoil, Uncle Ben’s, Harman, Whiskas, and more.

RVCA CLOTHING
Web Designer                                              Costa Mesa, CA                      2004 

  • Built interactive brand website from the ground up.
  • Featured clothing, artists, athletes, musicians, web videos, events, etc.
  • Filmed events and artist interviews and edited for web.

PAUL FRANK INDUSTRIES
Web / Graphic Artist                         Costa Mesa, CA                      2002 – 2004

  • Designed and maintained the brand’s two innovative animated websites.
  • Created dozens of original graphics for apparel and promo material.
  • Edited animation for web cartoon Julius and Friends.
  • Built Julius and Friends season two pitch bible for television.

INTERSCOPE RECORDS
New Media Consultant                         Los Angeles, CA                  1999 – 2000

  • Worked directly with artists and management to design and enhance websites and digital ads for A-list acts, including No Doubt, Dr. Dre, Black Eyed Peas, Beck, Sheryl Crowe, Sting, Eminem, Sonic Youth, Queens of the Stone Age, and more.
  • Ran giveaway contests and brand collaborations, with street teams and fan clubs.

~ ~ SKILLS ~ ~

  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Animation
  • Web Design
  • UI Design
  • Logo Design
  • Videography
  • English – Native 
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • LightRoom
  • Premiere
  • After Effects
  • Final Cut
  • InDesign
  • Procreate
  • WordPress
  • French – Fluent
  • Typography
  • Screenwriting
  • Product Development
  • Event Planning
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Acting & Improv
  • Voice Acting
  • Modeling
  • Spanish – Beginner

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