I am a 3D artist with diverse generalist skills specialising in animation.  In my Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours year I found myself entranced by the ability to invent and breathe life into digital entities and 8 years later I am still extremely enthusiastic about pushing the boundaries of character animation. In 2007 I graduated with a Masters of Digital Media specialising in Animation from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.  During that time I directed my first short film, Chocolate Cake (2007). A film that was shown at the Heart of Gold International Film Festival, was shortlisted for an AEAF Digital Media award (student category) and won me a SMTE/AFTRS Creative Technology (Individual) Award.  After a period of freelancing I began a position as Senior 3D Designer at Hackett Films where I spent almost 3 years.  I have recently finished working as a Final Layout Artist on Happy Feet 2 at Dr D Studios and am now back to freelancing.

Qualifications
2005-2007, Master of Arts – Film and Television  Digital Media, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sydney
1999-2003, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours First Class, University of Tasmania, School of Art, Hobart
Professional Experience
2012, Animation/Rigging for Digital Pulse
2012, Animation/Rigging/Texturing for Resolution Design
2012, Animator/Generalist for Engine
2011, Final Layout Artist for Dr D Studios
2008- 2010, Senior 3D Artist for Hackett Films
2008, Character animation for three AFTRS Short Films (Freelance)
2007, 3D Character animation for Digital Pulse (Freelance)
2007, Rotoscoping for MTV Australia (Freelance)
2007, Motion Graphics for SOTA Events (Freelance)
2007, 3D Artist for ADG Creative (Freelance)
2007, 3D Artist/Designer for AFTRS (Freelance)
2004, graphic design project for Burnie Regional Art Gallery
2002, work experience with Southern Cross Television, Hobart, Tasmania
2002, graphic designer for the Art School Ball publicity, Hobart, Tasmania
2002, graphic designer for inside-out publicity, exhibition at the Fine Arts Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2001, videographer for the Hobart Fringe Festival Documentary
2000-2001, graphic designer for The Works Printing Group, Derwent Park, Tasmania
1999-2000, graphic designer for The Chalice publicity
1999-2000, digital video artist for The Chalice, a new media contemporary dance performance
Academic Achievements
2007, awarded the SMPTE/AFTRS Creative Technology Individual Award for my short film Chocolate Cake
2004, short-listed for Bundanon Emerging Artists Residency
2002, admitted to the Dean’s Role of Excellence, University of Tasmania
2001, nominated for a position on the Australia Council for Youth Culture resulting in a position on the Registry of Peers as a professional new media artist
1998, awarded the Foley Industries Art Encouragement Award, Launceston College, Launceston, Tasmania
1998, awarded the Pre-Tertiary Art Award for Art, Launceston College, Launceston, Tasmania
1997, awarded the AGFA Prize for Photography, Launceston College, Launceston, Tasmania
Filmography
Blinky Bill Movie (2015) – Lead Layout Artist/Supervisor
Maya the Bee Movie (2014) – Senior Layout Artist, Animator
Happy Feet 2 (Still in Production) – Final Layout Artist
The Red Kite (Still In Production) – Animator
Arkadia (Still In Production) – Animator
The Last Photo (Still In Production) – Animator
Chocolate Cake (2007) – Writer / Director / Lead 3D Animator / Character Modelling / Texturing / Rigging / Compositing.
The Sea (2006) – Directed by Simon Gray, Visual Effects Artist
Backfire (2006) – Directed by Anthony Church, 3D Animation / Modelling
Sailor TVC (2006) – Visual Effects Artist
Afterlife (2005) – Directed by Dean Francis, VFX Animator / Titles Designer
Loveproof (2005) – Directed by Maia Horniak, Digital 3D Artist
Solo Art Exhibitions
2001, C, Entrepót Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
Select Group Art Exhibitions
2003, BFA (Hons), Plimsol Gallery, School of Art, Hobart, Tasmania
2002, (h)ours<e>, in collaboration with Michaela Gleave, Entrepót Gallery, Hobart , Tasmania
Skills:

Animation

Modelling

Texturing

Rigging

Particles

Lighting

Rendering

Compositing

Software Knowledge:

Autodesk Maya

Pixologic Zbrush

3Dequalizer

SideFX Houdini

Autodesk Toxic

Apple Shake

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Premiere

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator