Curriculum Vitae

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Work Experience

2006 to Present

Motionographer / Co-Founder

Motionographer is a leading source of inspiration and insight for motion designers, animators and filmmakers. For more than a decade, my duties have included:

  • writing feature articles about the business and craft of motion design; interviewing leading industry figures; and curating a daily video feed viewed by millions of visitors
  • creating the original Motionographer website (and five iterations since launch)
  • serving as editor-in-chief to over 60 contributors and editors since inception

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2008 to Present

F5 / Co-Founder

F5 is a creativity festival exploring the intersection of design, art and technology. My duties have included:

  • launching and directing the inaugural festival in 2009
  • serving as advisor and executive producer for subsequent festivals
  • overseeing all marketing and partnership efforts
  • curating speakers and short film programs

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2011 to 2014

Psyop / Director of Special Operations

As Director of Special Operations at this Emmy award-winning production company, I initiated and oversaw various projects outside of normal commercial production, including:

  • digital/interactive pitching
  • hiring and managing interactive talent
  • strategizing and launching new initiatives (Psyop Interactive, Psyop Games, Establishment for the Greater Good)
  • leading internal marketing and PR projects
  • assisting with new business development
  • partnership and acquisition scouting

2010 to 2011

Houndstooth / Co-Founder, Executive Creative Director

I co-founded Houndstooth, a multi-disciplinary production company based in Austin, Texas with core strengths in:

  • educational motion design
  • interface design and web development
  • interactive lighting design
  • sound design and music composition

2009 to 2010

Savannah College of Art and Design / Professor of Motion Media Design

As a professor, it was my privilege to help students master the thoughtful application of motion design in both commercial and non-commercial contexts. Courses taught:

  • MOME 115: Survey of Motion Media Design
  • MOME 400/448: Senior Motion Media Design Project I & II
  • CMPA 100: Survey of Computer Art Applications

2007 to 2009

NBC Artworks / Consultant

I worked with MSNBC and NBC-Universal/Artworks as an adjunct writer and creative catalyst. My job was to enable the best possible output from the creative and marketing teams.

2007

Apple / Motion Designer (Graduate Intern)

As a graduate intern, I had the same duties as a full-time Apple employee, including:

  • creating promotional and educational motion graphics for retail and online environments
  • enhancing the production pipeline via custom development and alternative workflow proposals

2005 to 2006

Enspire Learning / Multimedia Designer

Enspire pioneered innovative approaches to corporate training though online, in-person and hybrid educational products and services.

My duties included:

  • leading small teams in the creation of interactive, educational experiences
  • developing graphical user interfaces
  • collaborating with clients during all phases of project development, from sales to delivery

2001 to 2005

University of Texas at Austin / Multimedia Designer

As a multimedia designer at the University of Texas at Austin, I designed and developed web-based applications to promote effective learning within the College of Engineering.

Working collaboratively with staff, faculty and students, I created:

  • custom hardware systems
  • web applications
  • educational motion graphics

Education

2006 to 2008

Savannah College of Art and Design

  • MFA, Motion Media Design
  • SCAD Leadership Award

1997 to 2001

University of Houston Honors College

  • BA, Creative Writing
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • University and Departmental Honors

Interviews and Talks

Publications

Judging

  • Yule Log, 2016
  • Best of Ringling Jury Member, 2014
  • VOTD Jury Member, 2014
  • AICP Next Awards, Cause Marketing, 2014
  • Bass Awards, 2013
  • ADC Awards, Motion, 2012
  • YCN Awards, 2012
  • AICP Next Awards, Product Placement, 2012
  • AICP Show, Design Category, 2011
  • Vimeo Festival + Awards, Motion Graphics Category, 2010
  • Type Directors Club / Intro 09, 2010
  • The FWA / Site of the Year Awards, 2007-2010

Curation

  • PauseFest 2014 Screening: Narrative in Motion
  • AIGA / Design Envy, 2011
  • Stash Magazine / Motion Graphics Collection Vol. 1, 2009
  • Future Film Festival / Motionographer Showcase, 2009
  • F5 RE:PLAY Film Festival, 2009