AIM:

Create innovative new media applications that amplify innate human desires to dance, sing, act,create, share, and build thriving communities.

PROFILE:

Passionate digital artist, animator, and instructor with a professional background in childrenís game development, communication design, multilingual typesetting, and traditional media. Published titles for Nintendo GBA, DS, DSi, Wii, and Jakks Pacific platforms using both 3D and 2D art pipelines. Titles include—Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Rio, Club Penguin 2, Imagine Gymnast, World of Zoo, Ener-G: Gym Rockets, Ben 10: Protector of Earth, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, Marvel Trading Card Game, and Go Diego Go! Active member in the digital graphics community as a volunteer, organizer, and participant for the Game Developerís Conference, Games in Education Symposium, Global Game Jam, IGDA, SIGGRAPH, New England Art Institute animation review panel, and RPI Game Development Club game jam judge panel.

EXPERIENCE:
October 2012
Present

Freelance Digital Art | Boston, Massachusetts
Character Animator and Illustrator
Designing, illustrating, and animating appealing Childrenís book characters
and backgrounds.

September 2005
October 2012

1st Playable Productions, LLC | Troy, New York
Character Animator, Lead Artist, and Project Coordinator
Collaborated effectively with team of designers and programmers to create appealing character animations, level art, concept sketches, storyboards, and cutscene art; reviewed and approveed game art, functionality, and audio; welcomed new artists into the studio through engaging orientation and training activities; created insightful art processes and game analyses presentations for the art group; facilitated the creation of a common project vision through proposals, game designs, and art style documents; effectively managed game development teams of up to 20 artists, software engineers, and designers through the use of internal team task lists, milestone schedules, and staffing requests; established and maintained clear lines of communication through teleconference calls and weekly reports to clients and third parties around the globe.

March 2006
September 2008

ITT Institute | Albany, New York
Adjunct Instructor
Prepared and delivered engaging class lectures and lab exercises for introductory 3D Modeling and Animation courses with 15 or more students; prepared and graded student skill-level appropriate homework assignments, course projects, midterm exams, and final exams; conducted student evaluations periodically throughout the quarter; maintained attendance and implemented school policies with individual students as necessary.

September 2000
March 2005

Freelance Design | New York, New York
Designer (Abbreviated project list:)
RESPeRATE CD-ROM—designed & developed for Intercure, Inc.
Flash & GIF banner ads—HBO, Dannon, Neutrogena, Sprint with Nextel.
www.TysonBoles.comdesigned & programmed for Tyson Boles.

February 2004
May 2005

Hirschhorn & Young Graphics | New York, New York
Package Production Artist
Produced press-ready layouts; followed and maintained project documentation using a custom tracking system; assisted with new artist orientation & training.

April 2003
January 2004

Advance Magazine Group | New York, New York
Computer Technician
Installed over 500 design workstations at Condé Nast, Fairchild, and Parade properties while maintaining documentation for all new hardware; performed general computer maintenance on all machines at Condé Nast using remote control software and a digital ticket system.

November 2001
January 2003

Higgins Hall Computer Lab at Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, New York
Lab Technician
Maintained over 40 PCs, three HP LaserJets, and two HP 2500CM plotters.

November 2000
August 2001

Adobe | New York, New York
Student Representative for Pratt Institute
Collaborated with the faculty representative at Pratt to complete assignments; answered student questions regarding Adobe software; and, submitted weekly progress reports.

August 1999
July 2001

Residential Life at Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, New York
Residential Advisor
Directly responsible for building area community by producing social events; met and worked with more than 100 students per year while maintaining legal check-in and check-out documents for each one; fulfilled heavy conflict mediation duties.


EDUCATION:
February 2003

Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, New York
B.F.A. in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media with Highest Honors


SOFTWARE
EXPERIENCE:

3D Modeling & Animation3DStudio MAX, Maya.
2D Image Processing & Animation—Photoshop, Illustrator, Pro Motion.
Interactive Graphics Engines—Unity3D, Game Maker, Flash, Director.
Electronic Page LayoutIndesign, QuarkXPress, Acrobat.
Web DesignDreamweaver, Golive.
Motion Graphics & AudioFinal Cut Pro, After Effects, Deck II, Pro Tools.


LANGUAGES:

Enlish, Spanish.

AWARDS:

Adobe Expert Certification for proficiency with Photoshop; Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement; Pratt President List; Pratt Foundation Award for Light, Color, and Design; Presidential Merit Scholarship; Hispanic Scholarship Award.