SUMMARY

Creative  Director and Producer with expertise in animation, visual/story development and production management.

EXPERIENCE

11/16 - 7/17          CONSULTING CREATIVE DIRECTOR                GLOBAL TINKER

Consulting Creative Director on animated series, The Paper Girls, winner of 2018 Kidscreen best web app/original series focused on STEAM storylines, products, and activities.

9/16 - 4/17         DIRECTOR/PRODUCER                                     SESAME STUDIOS

Write, design, direct and produce 2:00 minute short for Sesame Studios 

6/04 - 1/11          DEVELOPMENT CREATIVE PRODUCER.         CURIOUS PICTURES

Lead creative on executive team handling initial client meetings. Determine client creative goals.  Select, lead and manage team of artists to establish creative and visual direction of TV, movie, game and commercial animation projects from exploratory phase of creative to final delivery.  Main liaison with client and  in/out of house vendors and freelancers. Approval of contracts, budgets and schedules.   Select clients include: Out of the Blue, Jonathon Demme, Deepak Chopra/THQ, Anna Fleck & Ryan Boden/Focus Features

2/96 – 7/97         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. Worked closely with licensing partners in the development of mass market items; toy and clothing lines, video games, premiums, novelty and promotional items. Worked closely with marketing on new business pitches, creative opportunities and marketing campaigns. Responsible for setting creative direction of licensed products and style guides for feature film Beavis and Butt-head Do America.  Creative supervision of illustration and color for The New York Times best selling books.

4/93 – 5/96         PRODUCTION SUERPVISOR                       MTV NETWORKS  

Supervised creative and production staff of 70 for animation studio. Productions included Beavis and Butt-head, Daria, and The Head. Promoted from Production Manager of Beavis and Butt-head. 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 Ia