Started as an unpaid Intern to eventually becoming Director of Studio Animation and reporting directly to the co-CEO/COO.
Responsible for 120+ artists, supervisors, and managers in the studio, which consisted of all Art, Modeling, Rigging, Layout, and Animation at Reel FX. Over the course of 8.5 years served in additional roles including Layout Artist, Layout Supervisor, Animator, Animation Supervisor, and Animation Director at Reel FX. Responsibilities included creative animation direction, production supervision, resource management, bidding jobs, department building/management, recruiting, creative consulting for our internal propriety production management software, and oversight of all entertainment projects.
Worked on projects for top studios and clients including Hasbro, Mattel, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonald's, Microsoft, Walt Disney, Fox/Blue Sky, Dreamworks, Sony, Warner Bros, and Illumination/Universal.
Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short for the 2010 Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. Looney Tunes Coyote Falls - Wile E. & Roadrunner. Short was also shortlisted for an Academy Award.
Oversaw and Animation Directed the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Theme Park Ride, which won a 2013 Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production. The project also garnering a 2013 VES Award for Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project.