Resume

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I am a Minneapolis illustrator/designer and painter with a passion for interactive products and storytelling with new media. I have worked on projects for national companies such as Hasbro and General Mills, to local businesses and nonprofits.  My work experience at the video game company Zivix has allowed me to design, illustrate, write and direct projects for video games and mobile apps. Currently, I am producing a cartoon rock band called The Foshays, a project with many layers that uses all my skill sets, and provides me an opportunity to ask others for help and expertise.


Work History

The Foshays (2015 -present) I produce a cartoon rock band. For this project I am responsible for web design, social media campaigns, music videos, product design(posters, t-shirts, vinyl records, comic books), character design, a weekly comic strip, as well as songwriting and music production.

urbanmountainman.com (2014-present) I have an erotic art/pop culture blog for adult gay men that contains illustrations, comics, collage, opinions, and pop culture reviews. There is also an online shop with digital prints and original art for sale.

Herbert the Flying Pig(winter/spring 2015)With rough sketches provided, I completed the digital illustration and design for a 32 page childrens book.

Hat Shark (March 2014 – 2015) Concepted and created illustrations and designs for various youth and consumer products.

mplsltd.com (Spring 2013 – January 2014): Redesigned logo, website, and created the web strategy for a local record company catalog site utilizing WordPress, Facebook and YouTube.

Zivix: Jam Party/Jam Dance App Other Mobile Apps: Gem Quest, Funky Frog, Run Puppy! Run!(Feb 2010 – Dec 2012)Designed vector graphics, motion work, digital illustration, character design and Flash UI elements for the music editing video game, Jam Party and the spin-off Mobile App: Jam Dance.  During the last year I had taken on art direction and creative direction as part of the work I did for this company.

Popular Front(Summer – Fall 2009):
Littlest Pet Shop Collector Tool & Scrapbook: Established the final design direction for an interactive online toy with the help of fellow designers and using graphics from preexisting Hasbro projects. I worked closely with developers to link the many animations, and helped solve UI issues.
Littlest Pet Shop interactive collectibles/brand world design update: Photographed assets from toys, created flash animations, and worked with developers for a series of interactive collectibles for Hasbrokids.com. I was also responsible for finishing the final designs for the Littlest Pet Shop brand Flash environment.


Art Shows

BiL Sherman Art Show
Pizza Luce -St. Paul
March-April 2016

Art-A-Whirl 2014
Northrup King Building
May16-18, 2014

NKB40 for One Heartland
Northrup King Building – Northeast Minneapolis
March 28-30, 2014


 

Skills

Traditional and digital illustration, Adobe CS, Logic Pro, process documentaion, motion graphics, 2D animation, web design, WordPress, comic art, character design, typography/type treatments, art direction.


School

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Fall 2007 – Spring 2009
BFA: Illustration

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Fall 2005 – Summer 2007
AAS in Web Design