I am a Chicago, IL based Freelance Animator. I have been fortunate to work on some very exciting projects with many amazing people along the way. Some of these projects include the third installment of the popular Snow Queen animated feature film, as well as the children's television series YOKO & Fantasy Patrol. I have also had the pleasure of helping create commercials for major brands such as Disney, Nintendo, Nike and many more.
From a young age I was fascinated with technology and art so naturally when I saw Toy Story for the first time I was blown away! Ever since then I have been passionate about the art of animation and am lucky to work in this amazing industry! I am an alumni of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Computer Graphics Technology with a focus on Animation and Visual Effects.
During my time at Purdue I was exposed to the entire CG pipeline and was lucky enough to be apart of an award winning student short film. Upon graduation from Purdue, I wanted to continue to pursue my education and dream of becoming a Character Animator so I enrolled at Animation Mentor. Through Animation Mentor, I had the opportunity to learn from extremely talented animators currently working at the top studios around the world like Pixar, DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Disney, ILM, and many more!
Aside from work, I love to travel, read, exercise, cook, and drink some quality tea or coffee. I live with my beautiful wife and am always looking for my next adventure!