Bio

After a brief career in neuroscience and medicine, I’ve been animating professionally for just over 20 years now, starting as a traditional animation artist at Warner Bros. Feature Animation. I moved on to DreamWorks Animation for nine years, where I worked on three more traditionally animated feature films and transitioned to CG animation with Shrek 2. After focusing on feature films for the first half of my career, I’ve gone on to animate on dozens of short films, as well as games and game cinematics, animated TV projects, commercials, animated theme park attractions, apps, and VFX projects (as well as a few more feature films).

My film credits include Hotel Transylvania, Rio, Hop, Madagascar, Shrek 2, Over the Hedge, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Road to El Dorado, The Prince of Egypt, and The Quest for Camelot. I’ve supervised animation on a variety of short films, commercials, games/apps, an unreleased feature film, and several cool theme park projects (Donkey Live!, Dragons over China). At Moonbot I supervised and animated on projects that won multiple Emmys, Golden Lions, Annie Awards, Cleos, and other shiny pieces of metal, including the much esteemed Scarecrow for Chipotle.

I’ve worked for Blue Sky, Sony, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Blizzard, Rhythm & Hues, Reel FX, Snoot, Psyop, Moonbot, House of Moves, Disney, The Third Floor, and several tiny studios. I’m currently consulting on an independent feature film, teaching, and doing freelance.

I love teaching animation, and for the past ten years I’ve been a Mentor for AnimationMentor.com.  I’ve taught at The Animation Workshop in Denmark and Yunlin University in Taiwan, and done lectures and demos at SIGGRAPH, FMX, ACME Animation, USC, 3D Studio Arts, the American Animation Institute, the Digital Media Institute, and CTNx. I was also the president of The Animation Guild from 2001-2010.

Here’s my IMDB page.

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