• Shipped Titles

    • State of Decay 22017
      • Xbox One
      • PC
    • GG Tower Defense ForceFebruary 2017
      • Facebook Messenger
    • Madden 25August 2013
      • Xbox 360
      • PS3
    • NCAA 14July 2013
      • Xbox 360
      • PS3
  • Experience

    • Undead Labs Seattle, WASenior Technical ArtistJanuary 2017 - Current
      • Support the development of State of Decay 2
      • Content, pipeline, and tools development in Unreal Engine 4 (C++) Maya (Python) and Photoshop (Python)
      • Research impact of existing engine features and implement new features to conserve resources and enrich content
      • Balance performance across multiple platforms and scalability settings
      • Enable artists to reach their goals with workflow optimization and force multiplication
    • NC2 Media Seattle Redmond, WASenior Technical ArtistAugust 2015 - December 2016
      • Gameplay programming, rapid prototyping, art, animation, effects, ui, performance optimization - basically all facets of game development - using Unity3D. Brought 8 small but diverse games to completion in 1 year with 2 developers and 2 artists.
      • Game development for web using HTML5 and React.
      • Develop level editing tools, designer-tweakable procedural generation solutions and other tools, systems, and editor extensions to hasten our development with Unity3D and enable all team members, no matter how technical, to contribute in order to hit our aggressive milestones
    • 5TH Cell Bellevue, WASenior Technical ArtistAugust 2013 - August 2015
      • Architect and implement a powerful content creation environment and tool deployment infrastructure.
      • Develop asset pipeline with support for batch and automated operations
      • Tool creation and force multiplication to support 30+ member art and design team
      • Create documentation and conduct training workshops to introduce new tools and concepts to the team.
      • Create innovative tools to overcome production challenges, maintain existing tools, and improve artist workflows, stability, and task automation potential wherever possible.
      • Construct complex material node networks, support material tools, and author shaders
      • Reverse-engineer game and tool bugs, working with artists and engineers to resolve problems quickly.
    • Electronic Arts Orlando, FLTechnical ArtistMay 2012 - May 2013
      • Provide general artist support, communicate between art and engineering disciplines, and manage information from the content creation application through integration into the run-time environment.
      • Create innovative tools to overcome production challenges, maintain existing tools, and improve artist workflows, stability, and task automation potential wherever possible.
      • Construct comprehensive, accessible technical documentation for tools and workflows for company-wide use.
      • Expand the uniform authoring tool and shaders to support content creation for new game features.
      • Provided technical support to a cleanup of the Madden NFL and NCAA assets and general football pipeline, collectively containing more than one million game assets and pieces of metadata. Streamlined automated build error detection and performed analytics with the extracted data to better organize the effort and manage artist tasks. Established the cause of build errors, evaluated their validity, and collaborated with engineers and artists to apply a fix.
      • Embedded Perforce and proprietary asset management database functionality in scripts to automate metadata connections and changelist actions, providing greater control over the incredible volume of managed assets.
    • Adayana Government Group Urbana, ILGame Artist IIFebruary 2010 - May 2012
      • Create efficient 3D environments, level designs, props, vehicles, characters, rigs, particle systems, event and effects scripting, lighting, and animations in Unity3D for immersive, interactive courseware.
      • Establish pipeline standards and develop tools to enhance productivity and output quality.
      • Determine visual targets and performance guidelines. Instruct junior artists on new tools and techniques.
      • Set up in-house motion capture system for facial and body animation. Managed integration with our workflow.
      • Work directly with software engineers to establish gameplay and game management systems in Unity3D.
      • Develop key features, content, and core user experience for the mobile component of our flagship project.
      • Create instructionally sound, aesthetically pleasing web courses for civilian and military use.
      • Developed engaging activities to teach course learning objectives and evaluate learners.
    • Freelance Artist & DeveloperJanuary 2007 - May 2014
      • Web development, graphic design, motion graphics and animation, copy writing, and brand marketing.
      • Consult clients and evaluate their needs, determine project budget and scope, anticipate obstacles and avoidthem with creative solutions.
    • Illinois State Water Survey, Center for Watershed Science Champaign, ILData Visualization Programmer July 2006 - December 2006
      • Develop a real-time OpenGL application to display interactive models of USGS digital elevation map data with a large array of data manipulation and playback tools, customizable viewing filters, and intuitive user experience.
  • Languages

    • Graphics and Systems

      • C++
      • C#
      • Python
      • MEL
      • Photoshop APIs
      • HLSL
      • OpenGL
    • Web

      • HTML5
      • CSS
      • PHP
      • JavaScript
      • ActionScript
      • JSON
      • SQL
  • Software

    • Content Creation

      • Maya
      • Photoshop
      • Illustrator
      • After Effects
      • Flash
      • Zbrush
      • 3D Studio Max
      • xNormal
      • NDo/DDo
      • Substance Designer
      • Node-Based Material Editors
    • Game Engine

      • Unity3D
      • Unreal Engine 4
      • Proprietary Engines
    • Development

      • Visual Studio
      • PIX
      • Perforce
      • Code Collaborator
      • Swarm
      • Jira
      • BuildForge
  • Education

    • Associate in Applied Science – 3D Graphics Programming
      Parkland College, 2007
  • References

    • Shane Whitfield – 5TH Cell – Lead Software Engineer
    • Scott Smith – 5TH Cell – Lead Tools Engineer
    • Chris Whitaker – 5TH Cell – Character Artist
    • Chris Baker – Electronic Arts Tiburon – CG Supervisor
    • Asif Yusaf – Electronic Arts Tiburon – Assoc. CG Supervisor
    • Sheila Nash – Electronic Arts Tiburon – Sr. Technical Artist
    • Tim Neveu – Adayana – Lead Artist
    • Alex Jerez – Volition – Technical Artist
    • Contact information available upon request