I'm a designer who can animate, an animator who can design and a designer who speaks “developer”.

 

Innovative Artist / Animator with the creative and technological skills to uniquely and effectively complete high-quality animation and video solutions for cross-channel marketing campaigns that achieve business objectives. Skilled at completing storyboards and conceptual work, and utilizing animation software to convert frames into animation

 

Audible, Inc.

Senior Animation / Motion Designer (2018 to 2019)

• Collaborated with marketing teams in creating motion design, animation and illustration for internal, client facing, and marketing projects, which consistently and dramatically improved hits and customer interaction
• Created programmatic animation / motion graphics, videos and other animated graphics to improve customer experience

• Created illustrations aligned with partnered / licensed brand standards

Toys"R"Us, Inc.

Art / Animation Director (2012-2018)

• Conceptualized and developed strategic animation and video solutions for cross-channel marketing campaigns for Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us 

• Collaborated with digital product management teams in the planning and execution of compelling and unique digital experiences to improve functionality and customer experience

• Created illustrations, motion graphics and character animations for visual storytelling aligned with brand standards

• Created programmatic animations, videos and animated graphics

• Created and deployed 5 buying guide videos for Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us. Ensured continuity from concept through execution from storyboard and animation to audio and video editing

• Developed and implemented creative content ideas that supported a new kid’s marketing strategy and digital engagement

 

Freelance

Art / Animation Director (2010-2012)

Illustrated, animated and produced videos and various digital media
 

Clients included: 

Toys"R"Us | Babies"R"Us | State Farm | Electrolux | Warner Brothers | Nickelodeon | Staten Island University Hospital | Staten Island Yankees | LaGuardia Airport

 

Funny Garbage

Animation Director (2004-2010)

Directed, animated, scripted, illustrated and produced station bumpers, online interactive games, product video "explainer" videos, rich media animation and interactivity
 

Clients included: 

Disney | PBS Kids | Kids WB | Hallmark | MSNBC | Mattel | Crayola | The Library of Congress | The Indianapolis Public Library | Rapper Lil’ Jon

 

Funny Garbage

Animation Layout Supervisor (Jan. 2004-April 2004)

Built, supervised, and mentored a team of animators / artists, budgeted and scheduled workflows for the Disney television show, "Katbot" 

 

Funny Garbage

Animation Director (1999-2003)

Directed, animated, scripted, illustrated and produced, interactive games, product video "explainer" videos, rich media animation and interactivity
 

Clients included: 

Cartoon Network | Miramax Films | Nike | Aeropostale | Cranium | Smithsonian | Children's Bible Hour Ministries

 

King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Assistant Animation Director (1997-1999)

Assisted the Animation Director to build, supervise and mentor a team of animators / artists, budgeted and scheduled workflows for the TV pilot "Popeye Untold"

 

King Features Syndicate, Inc.

Illustrator (1993-1997)

Illustrated Popeye and Betty Boop, among other world-famous comic strip characters

 

Freelance Illustrator (1991-1993)

Clients included: 

King Features Syndicate, Inc. | Hearst Entertainment | Children's Television Workshop | Avon Books

 

Awards

• 2017 How Magazine Designer Self Promotion Merit Award

• 2012 Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award 

• 2012 Voted #1 in Amazon's "Hot New Releases in Education Apps"

• 2010 3x3 Magazine Pro Show’s Best of Show for Animation 

• 2010 Interviewed in “Adobe Flash Animation: Creative Storytelling for Web & TV” 

• 2010 Hardwick Township Project Evergreen's Sustainable Jersey Film Night screening 

• 2007 Listed in Animation World Network's "Best of the Web" 

• 2002 Print's Interaction Design Annual Certificate of Design Excellence 

• 2001 World Animation Celebration "Best First Work Independent Web Animator" 2nd PL.

 

Technical Skills

• Adobe Design & Production Suite, HTML5 coding, Video & Sound editing

• Traditional art skills: ink pens, brush, acrylic, oil, gouache, watercolor & dyes.

 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, Magna cum Laude, Syracuse University NY

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