DIRECTOR / WRITER, Partysaurus Rex (2012) IMDB
- Wrote, directed, and performed in Pixar's theatrically released Toy Story Toon
- Directed 2 international crews: Pixar Canada (Vancouver) & Pixar (Emeryville)
- Musical collaboration with EDM artist, BT
- Worked closely with actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Joan Cussack, Tony Cox, Timothy Dalton, & Kristen Schaal
- Collaboration with director Eugene Chung on animation and story.
BOARD ADVISOR, Nimble Collective
- A new platform for creating & sharing animated content.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, Pixar Promo Department (2009, 2015)
- Wrote & directed ad campaigns for Pixar Features Toy Story 3, Up, Toy Story of Terror & Toy Story that Time Forgot
- Partners include Visa, Sky Broadband, Aflac, Target, Dolby, USPS, Kellogg's, Disney Channel, Peugeot, and NASA.
SUPERVISING ANIMATOR, Ratatouille (2007) IMDB
- Lead Pixar's Animation Department for 5 years from pre-production through finish of the Academy Award winning film.
- Partnered closely with director Brad Bird to achieve his vision.
- Supervised team of over 80 animators, working with Art, Rigging, Sim, Lighting, and Production departments to manage bids, casting, and schedule while maintaining quality.
DIRECTING ANIMATOR, Finding Nemo (2003) IMDB
- Creatively Lead animation for for 3 years from pre-production through finish.
- Mentored over 50 animators, managed training, quality, and production quota.
- Partnered closely with directors Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich to achieve their vision.
- Established visual performance for Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. Created expression library to maintain consistency across scenes.
- Animated key scenes in the film
CHARACTER DEVELOPER, Monsters Inc (2001) IMDB
- Collaborated with Art and Technical departments to establish rig, movement, and characterization for characters of Mike, Randall, and Boo.
STORY ARTIST, The Good Dinosaur (2016) IMDB, Cars 3 (2017) IMDB, PartySaurus Rex (2012) Toy Story 2 (1999) IMDB
- Developed and boarded multiple sequences in collaboration with Writer, Director, and Story team.
ANIMATOR, A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters Inc (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Presto (2008), Up (2009). Luxo 3d logo (2008), Luxo Animatronic (2009)
MASTERCLASS TEACHER, SFsiggraph, Anima Mundi, CalArts, Animex UK, Disney Animation, UC Berkeley, Taiwan Animation Fest, Athens Film Fest, Cinekid, View, Efteling, Red Stick, Pixar Animation Internship
STORYBOARD TRAINING, Pixar (Joe Ranft, 1998)
STORYBOARD TRAINING, Dreamworks (Lorna Cook, 1996)
CHARACTER DESIGN, Film Roman (The Critic, 1998)
ANIMATION INTERN, Dream Quest Images (Hook, Hot Shots, Grand Canyon, 1992)
Story & character development - Creative Culture Building - Team leadership - Managing international co-productions - Partnering with software developers - Directing actors - Software Proficiency: Adobe Photoshop, CineSync, Adobe After Effects Pro, Pixar internal software.
Tikis, Autopias, Disneyland, Ragtime Piano, Journey hits played on the Ukulele.