Creative Producer and Director with expertise in visual, brand and product development.
11/16 - 7/17 FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR GLOBAL TINKER
Consulting Creative Director on kid's content and product focused on STEAM storylines and activities.
11/16 - 4/17 DIRECTOR/PRODUCER SESAME STUDIOS
Write, design, direct and produce 2:30 minute short for Sesame Studios
6/04 - 1/11. DEVELOMENT CREATIVE PRODUCER. CURIOUS PICTURES
Lead creative on executive team handling initial client meetings. Determine client creative goals. Select and lead team of artists to establish visual direction of TV, movie, game and commercial animation projects from exploratory phase of character and environment design to final design and color for presentation. Approval of contracts, budgets and schedules. Select visual development projects include:
Superwhy and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood : Out of the Blue television series for PBS
It’s Kind of a Funny Story : Focus Features film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.
Deepok Chopra’s Leela : THQ Game for the 360/Wii platforms, creative input on game play.
Jonathon Demme feature film project
Swarovski Film Development
Curious Pictures Development : Brainstorm and pitch tv series ideas. Take pitch meetings from outside creatives. Nurture internal creative pitches. Visual development. Design of all pitch materials.
8/00 - 4/04 PAINTER/GILDER MIRIAM ELLNER STUDIO
Head painter and gilder at studio producing intricate gold work on glass for designers and architects including Juan Pablo Molyneaux, Michael Simon and David Anthony Easton.
9/97 - 5/03 OWNER/ILLUSTRATOR CARDS OF UNPARALLELED FABULOSITY
Illustrated and marketed line of greeting cards sold at retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Kate’s Paperie and Exit 9.
12/99 - 8/00 BACKGROUND SUPERVISOR CURIOUS PICTURES
Supervised design team responsible for background and prop design packs used on first season of Mo Willem's Cartoon Network animated series Sheep in the Big City.
2/96 – 7/97 DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE MTV NETWORKS
Initiated and directed new department responsible for all creative steps of product development for MTV's animated properties. Responsible for setting creative direction of licensed products and Style Guides for worldwide markets.
MTV Films: Artistic Liaison between MTV and Paramount Pictures on print, marketing and promotional materials.
MTV Books: Art Direction of character illustration and color for numerous books on The New York Times Best Seller list.
- Viacom Retail Group: Conceptual development of all animated product lines. Art direction from rough sketches to final product.
4/93 – 5/96. PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR MTV ANIMATION
Supervised creative and production staff of 70 for animation studio. Productions included Beavis and Butt-head, Daria, and The Head. Promoted from Production Manager. Art direction of all promotional, marketing and consumer product imagery for all MTV animated series. Main liaison with Korean studio.
9/91 – 5/92 ART DIRECTOR MTV DEVELOPMENT
Designed, illustrated, and built props for TV show, You Wrote It, You Watch It.