Over the past 25 years I have worked in the 3D animation industry, and it’s been a great ride. In 1994 I studied animation at The Art Institute of Dallas. At the time there was only a handful of colleges that offered degrees in animation. CalArts, Ringling, and The Art Institute. I chose the cheapest option because I had to pay for my college at the time. The Art Institute was a two-year college, and I could get a degree in Computer Animation/Multi-media Design. Alias Sketch and 3D Studio Max R1 was the first 3D software I learned on. At school we also learned how to use Photoshop, After Effects, and Macromedia Director 6. I graduated in 1996 and received job at a gaming company in Austin called MicroProse. I worked on a game called Civilization II and some other games mainly using 3D Studio Max. Around that time Maya was released and MicroProse sent me off to study the program in Austin. I still use 3DSMax today, but my preferred software is Cinema4D and Adobe tools. Over the years I have worked in many 3D related fields from gaming, broadcast, medical, and film. Currently I am working on Forza Horizon 5 at Turn 10 Studios in Redmond, WA. Turn 10 is an amazing gaming studio with a wonderful group of artist and developers.
Argosy Medical 2002
Smith and Tinker 2009
Starfire Animation 2011 (Owner)
Microsoft MediaLab 2015
Turn 10 2020