Creative and motivated artist and story teller. Extensive and diverse experience in computer graphics on both the artistic and production side. Proven high level production management skill set in both feature animation and commercial graphics. Embraces challenging opportunities, collaborating with both technical and creative individuals while achieving complex project goals. Excellent written and oral communication skills, highly detail-oriented, and thrives in a fast paced, high pressure production environment.
Storyboard Pro, Procreate, Lightwave 3D, uMake, Mental Canvas, Adobe CC, Final Cut Pro X
JBaumanArt · Freelance
Storyboarding, illustration, 2D/3D computer graphics, and website design
Magic Hill Animation Studio · Art Department Production Supervisor · Remote
Work with PD and AD to set overall schedule for art department and remote artists. Perform daily/weekly check-ins. Set production milestones. Ensure asset inventory expectations are met. Collaborate with Story, Lighting, FX and Animation Departments to make sure complexity of work is consistent overall. Represent department in weekly production meetings. Provide support, motivate and create an environment for remote artists that will promote success in their assignment.
San Ramon Valley Christian Academy · Technology Director/Computer Technology Teacher
Technology Director and Computer Technology Teacher for private school in Danville. Responsible for managing entire campus network, wireless infrastructure and Apple, PC and Chromebook devices. Support teachers and students with all technology requests. Teach 4-8th grade Google Apps For Education (Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawing), Scratch coding, 3D Modeling, freehand and digital drawing, video editing, and Pixar In A Box.
Dreamworks Animation · Central Production Coordinator
Partnered with the Production Manager to manage all cross-departmental issues for The Penguins of Madagascar such as the prioritization of resources, negotiating the time of the key creative leadership, and standardizing the production workﬂow across studio locations. Acted as the main point of contact for the production office. Managed the deliverables for all marketing requests from posed character stills to fully rendered frames.
DreamWorks Animation · CharTD Coordinator
Acted as Production Supervisor for the Character TD department during the early phases of production on The Penguins of Madagascar. Managed the schedules of a crew of 15 rigging artists. Responsible for communicating deadlines, documenting progress, and checking in weekly with each artist.
DreamWorks Animation · Digital Color Coordinator
Oversaw and directly managed the ﬁnal color grading process for Madagascar 3 and Megamind. Maintained department schedule, tracked shot revisions using DreamWorks proprietary software, and consistently communicated with show leadership about the status of department goals.
DreamWorks Animation · TPM Coordinator
Communicated with both the DreamWorks technology department and the Production Management of each ﬁlm to facilitate the prioritization of technical issues for each production. Worked directly with the R&D and technology managers to implement plans for software tool delivery, bug ﬁxes, hardware deployment, and render farm prioritization for all shows. Films: Kung Fu Panda (2008) Madagascar 2 (2008) Monsters vs Aliens (2009) How To Train Your Dragon
(2010) Shrek Forever After (2010) Megamind (2010) Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Heartwood Studios · Accounts Manager/Creative Director
Accounts Manager for service based VFX/Animation ﬁrm. Create storyboards, animatics and graphics as part of task list for animation team. Act as Creative Director to animation team. Post production editing. Create deliverables for client presentations in multiple ﬁle formats. Acquire material assets (plans, photos, ﬁlm/video footage, textures) from clients, to be used as reference and/or background plates. Assign appropriate manpower, workspace, and scheduling to ensure meeting of milestones and completion of production within timeframe and budget.