my face
    I am a young man with a profound interest in designing, drawing, sculpting, and animating characters. I always strive to create my art with skill and style! I also love game design, world building, storytelling, and manly anime.
    I went to Ferris State University and got my Bachelors Degree in Applied Science, with a major in Digital Animation and Game Design. I also have experience in project management, video editing, and graphic design.

• Communication
• Team working
• Meeting deadlines
• Working under pressure
• Being trustworthy
• Goal oriented
• Illustration
• Soft and hard surface 3D modeling
• Character design
• Character animation
• UV unwrapping
• Texturing

• 3DS Max
• Maya
• Photoshop
• ZBrush
• 3D Coat
• Unreal
• Microsoft Office
• Adobe Premiere
• Adobe After Effects
• Adobe Illustrator

Lead Production Designer
2021 - present
• Created photorealistic, interchangeable renders for hundreds of clients' houses
• Divided up and managed several projects daily between multiple different people
• Revamped home rendering methods to be better suited for fast-paced, same-day turnaround time
• Trained new employees to produce high-quality work
• Efficiently communicated between different teams about tasks and projects
• Designed and updated many different graphic design, user-interface, and video projects
• Organized and maintained an extensive material texture library
• Created hundreds of seamless textures
• Created test projects and conducted interviews for job applicants

Animator, Graphic Designer, Illustrator
Wheeler Creative Studios
2020 - 2021
• Sketched a variety of character designs and page illustrations
• Refined character designs and art direction
• Drew final page illustrations
• Collaborated with other artists to create a cohesive art style
• Created storyboards and animatics
• Animated several different characters
• Created background and environment art for animation
• Worked in raster and vector graphics
• Created graphic designs that maintained and expanded upon a visual style
• Communicated with my supervisor to receive and implement feedback
• Reformatted nearly twenty books to print and eBook format for publishing
• Copy edited several books
• Edited videos and created animated transitions

Shift Manager
Pizza Hut, Grand Rapids, MI
2017 - 2020
• Kept track of employee labor
• Managed money
• Kept things running smoothly
• Opened and closed the store
• Worked long after my shift to make sure my work was finished
• Communicated with and helped out disgruntled customers and made them happy again
• Worked at multiple locations
• Helped reduce anxiety and relax stressed co-workers
• Trained new workers
Bachelor of Applied Science
Aug 2016 - May 2020
in Digital Animation and Game Design
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
• Learned a variety of 3D modeling and animating techniques
• Designed and created multiple games
• Worked with game engines like Unreal and Unity
• Learned IxD and UX design
• Took the role of project manager for multiple group projects
• Created graphic designs for both digital and print work
• Produced, edited, and published many video projects
Associate of General Studies
Jan 2014 - May 2020
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI