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About

Who is this guy?

I am a highly creative designer with experience across numerous genres of design including UI / UX, Digital Painting, Illustration, and 3D Modeling to name a few. I enjoy the collaborative creative process, solving complex visual problems and the satisfaction of producing something that can be used effectively as well as enjoyed. Specialties: Translating abstract ideas to concepts, working through complex visual space, illustration, sketching, art asset creation, 3d modeling, and visual leadership.

History

Education

  • 1997 - 2000

    San Antonio College

    Motion Graphics

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    San Antonio College was the foundation of my entire college journey. Here I formed my first understanding of traditional art from Art History to Animation. I began my first class in Photoshop here. This was the door step of the 3d animation boom in cinema and video games and SAC was on the cutting edge of 3d training.

  • 2003 - 2004

    Dallas Baptist University

    Communication Design

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    The most valuable skill I learned at DBU was independence with a broader world view.

  • 2014 - 2016

    Full Sail University

    Game Art & Design

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    This program is one of the best in the nation for a very good reason. It challenged and improved my skills in drawing, concept design, and all aspects of 3d art, helping me pursue higher standards in my artistic development.

  • 06/2015 - 06/2016

    Group Photographers Association

    UX / UI Designer

    A Photo-Product Lab • Work with stakeholders to asses project requirements • Refreshed overall brand with updated logos, fonts, and color-schemes • Responsible for the company site redesign from start to finish • Create Flow Charts, User Stories, Style guides, and Interactive Prototypes using Axure • Work with managers to iterate and improve UX for V1 implementation • Work with developers to implement designs and interactions

  • 2014 - 2015

    Sweet Action Games

    UI Artist / UX Designer / 3D Modeler

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    A Mobile Game Studio
    • Created custom 3d character models in Maya
    • Used Mixamo and Maya for rigging
    • Created User Interface Graphics for Dance Messenger
    • Worked with Developers in Unity to implement graphics
    • Helped with testing

  • 2013 - 2014

    faithHighway

    Senior Visual Designer

    A Creative Agency
    • Project Managed 40+ clients from start to finish
    • Designed websites and logos for clients
    • Responsible for the company site redesign from start to finish

  • 2012 - 2013

    AtomicAxis

    Visual Designer

    A Mobile App Development Studio • Work with Technical Architect and UX Designers to produce concepts for client proposals and new acquisitions • Carried concepts though creation to completion working with developers to ensure product quality and time budgets • Assisted with the redesigned company logo and website

  • 2012 - Current

    RocketBoy Studio

    Founder / Designer

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    A Digital Art Studio
    • Design Game Art Assets for Flash based games
    • Design User Interface graphics for games, web, and mobile apps
    • Character Concept Design
    • 3d modeling for games and product design
    • Create concept Art creation for Game Design and Promotional Use
    • Texture painting for UV Maps
    • Rigging Models

  • 2010 - 2012

    Simply Interactive

    UI Designer / Flash Animator

    A Digital Agency
    • Worked with sales team and stake holders to build concepts for client proposals and new acquisitions.
    • Designed art assets for Flash animations and UI's
    • Worked with developers in house and India to complete projects within time frame and scope of work.
    • Redesigned company website in 2012 prior to mobile first movement.
    • Reason for leaving: Company down-scaled and moved all work to India.

  • 2008 - 2010

    faithHighway

    Visual Designer

    Creative Agency
    • Designed logos, websites, animated Flash content, and marketing materials for non profits and small business.
    • Conducted initial client conversation to gain insight to client visual direction and project scope.
    • Reason for leaving: Pursue opportunity to work at Agency designing for international level clients such as Sony Entertainment, Michelin, and Disney etc.

Skills

  • PHOTOSHOP
  • ILLUSTRATOR
  • CONCEPT ART
  • 3D MODELING
  • CAD MODELING
  • AFTER EFFECTS
  • UI DESIGN
  • UX DESIGN
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • WORDPRESS