Curriculum Vitae

Here’s what I do in a nutshell:

  • I work collaboratively on teams small and large to create memorable, engaging experiences online and offline.
  • I instill courage in others to take creative risks and succeed.
  • I communicate with passion and persuade with authenticity.

Experience

2006 to Present

Motionographer / Co-Founder

Motionographer is a leading source of inspiration and news for motion designers, animators and filmmakers.

  • Over 95 million pageviews to date
  • Nearly 9,000 posts
  • Network of 20 curators around the world

2008 to Present

F5 / Co-Founder

Attracting over 1,200 attendees, F5 is a cutting-edge creativity festival exploring the intersection of art, design and entertainment.

Speakers represent a provocative cross section of filmmakers, artists, writers, designers, technologists and musicians. Learn more on the F5 website.

2011 to 2014

Psyop / Director of Special Operations

As Director of Special Operations, I initiated and oversaw various projects outside of normal commercial production, including:

  • strategizing and launching new business units (Psyop Interactive, Psyop Games)
  • digital/interactive pitching
  • leading internal marketing and PR projects
  • new business development
  • partnership scouting

2010 to 2011

Houndstooth / Executive Creative Director

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

  • educational motion design
  • interactive design and production
  • interactive lighting design
  • sound design and music composition 

2009 to 2010

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

SCAD is one of few U.S. universities to offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the discipline of motion media design.

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

  • MOME 115: Survey of Motion Media Design
  • MOME 400/448: Senior Motion Media Design Project I & II
  • MOME 408: Multiplatform Media Brand Packaging
  • 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 motion graphics for retail and online environments
  • enhancing the production pipeline by writing custom scripts and evaluating alternative processes

2005 to 2006

Enspire Learning / Multimedia Designer

Enspire is a leader in online training and e-learning. Their portfolio includes numerous award-winning projects for Fortune 100 clients.

My duties included:

  • leading small teams in the creation of interactive, educational experiences
  • developing graphical user interfaces
  • meeting regularly 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

Talks and writings

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