Resume

Objective

Experienced background designer seeking a fulltime or freelance position for TV and film production at an industry leading animation studio.

Summary

Talented background designer with over 10 years of combined experience on animated series and pilots for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, Hulu, and Fox Television. Strengths include visual development, art direction, department supervision, visual consistency, problem solving, and excellent communication.

Experience

Bento Box Entertainment

Background Designer

Created backgrounds for all 3 seasons of “The Awesomes” on Hulu. This included clean-up, color design, and final artwork using Toon Boom Harmony. Worked as a Background Lead, designing all the backgrounds on one pilot for Fox Television, and worked as part of a small team on multiple pilots.

“The Awesomes”, Hulu Original Series, 2013 – 2015
“Bear in Underwear”, TV Pilot, 2015
“Harold & Kumar”, TV Pilot, 2014
“Birdwater”, TV Pilot, 2014
“Freshmen”, TV Pilot, 2013
“Riviera”, TV Pilot, 2013

Bento Box Entertainment

Background Supervisor

As the Background Supervisor for season 2 of “The Awesomes” I managed a team of 5 artists and was responsible for final delivery of backgrounds and props. This included training new artists in Toon Boom Harmony, animatic breakdowns, file creation, assignments, tracking, approvals, notes, templates, final design and color revisions.

Turner Studios / Cartoon Network

Background Designer (Freelance)

Created backgrounds for animated television series, pilots, and shorts, encompassing all stages of background design including visual development, layout, color design, and final artwork. Consistently delivered high quality backgrounds working under extremely tight deadlines.

"Turner Upfront 2016, Townsville Debate", Short, 2016
“Ugly Americans”, TV Series, 2011
“Avery Matthews”, TV Pilot, 2008
“Nacho Bear”, TV Pilot and TV Shorts, 2007, 2009
“Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law”, TV Series, 2003 – 2005

Edgar Berebi, Inc.

Advertising Catalog Designer and Web Production Artist (Freelance)

Produced annual large scale advertising catalogs for a variety of hardware product lines, encompassing all aspects of print design from page layout, clipping masks, photo retouching, typography, and final print output. Added new collections of products to the company website. Responsible for managing the entire workflow.

Floating Pear Productions

Background Designer (Freelance)

Designed backgrounds for 2 proposed animated television properties. This included visual development, layout, color design, and final artwork in Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Yeah Sure Productions

Background Designer (Freelance)

Designed backgrounds for “Toonface”, a series of animated television shorts for Cartoon Network. Created backgrounds that matched the look and feel of popular Cartoon Network shows including “Looney Tunes”, “The Powerpuff Girls”, and “Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends”

“Toonface”, TV Shorts, 2010

Global Mechanic

Background Designer (Freelance)

Created backgrounds for an animated television pilot, delivering background layout, color, and final artwork. Co-designed the artistic style of the show, creating Photoshop brushes, textures, and techniques to streamline the production process.

“Spang Ho!”, TV Pilot, 2008

Olive Jar Studios

Background Designer and Animation Ink & Paint

Created digital backgrounds for an animated television pilot, including layout, color, and final artwork. Digitally inked and painted character animation in Flash.

“Uncle Gus”, TV Pilot, 2001
“Anger Management”, TV Commercial, Cartoon Network, 2000
“Cafeteria”, TV Commercial, Cartoon Network, 2000

DreamLight

Digital Artist and Web Designer

Created, from conception to completion, corporate web sites, software icons, multimedia presentations, and product illustrations. Gained extensive knowledge of computer hardware and software while working on the Apple Macintosh.

Skills

Digital Media

Expert in Toon Boom Harmony, Flash and Photoshop. Proficient in Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Wordpress, HTML, and CSS (Mac). Digital design, illustration, painting, web design, print design, and communication software.

Traditional Media

Drawing and painting in a variety of media including gouache, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastels, and mixed media.

Personal Traits

Creative, passionate, organized, cooperative, detail oriented, and self motived. Strong color sensibilities and design skills. Lifelong passion for film, animation, and visual effects.

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

BFA in Illustration

Courses of Special Interest:
Film, Animation, Photography, Graphic Design,
Electronic Imaging and Desktop Publishing