Senior Animator/Content Creator

Reprise

2016–Present New York, NY

  • Oversee multiple projects, from concept to execution, ensuring ideas are effectively communicated, deadlines are met, and creative standards are preserved.

  • Founded and led a creative team within a small agency, fostering culture and productivity through times of growth and mergers.

  • Produced and created a variety of mixed-media digital narratives for social platforms, including cel animation, live action, video, photography, motion graphics and stop motion.

  • Successfully crafted and pitched ideas to clients for content that woud fit their long- term brand strategy, generating additional lines of revenue.

  • Collaborated cross-functionally with strategy, accounts, and community managers to focus and align client expectations.

  • Partnered with the paid media team for the FDA account, achieving over two million impressions for their target audience and gaining 500k organic followers for COTY within four months.

  • Cultivated growth of creative talent, including mid-junior animators and freelancers.

  • Concepted, organized, and directed video and photography shoots, ensuring

    a seamless production experience.

  • Oversaw QC of content to deliver consistent creative work.

  • Won COTY (Rimmel London, Sally Hansen) account while maintaining great relation-

    ships with other accounts including FDA: The Real Cost, Charles Schwab, and USTA (US Open).

Freelance Director

Self-Employed

2010–2016 New York, NY

  • Planned, directed, animated & produced commercial video and digital content for a wide variety of clients that reflected their brand and missions.

  • Hired, managed and mentored diverse creative teams.

  • Prepared production estimates and tracked spend to stay within budget.

  • Edited final video materials for broadcast.

  • Worked on-site and offsite, depending on client needs.

  • Produced consistent, quality work under tight deadlines & strict requirements.

    Clients:
    Bill Plympton:
    Cheatin’ (feature film) · Grey Group: Papa John’s, Pringles, NFL, Gillette, Canon, Trulicity · Charlex: Tradjenta · Splice Here: Best Buy · 3 Legged Dog: Michael Kors · First Ave Machine: Budweiser · Weird Days: Converse Kia Collective: Wiseman Institute of Science · The Lab: Kate Spade, Cannondale, Lonsurf · Playground Pixel: Walmart, Reese’s · Redline Productions: NBC Sports, Sports Illustrated · Hornet: Honeywell · Vice: Project X
    Clinique · ‘Wichcraft · Follet Higher Education · Harvard Business School · Oxford Business School

Skillset

Technical

After Effects
Premiere
Illustrator
Photoshop
Animate CC
Avid Media Composer
Digital Asset Management Software (Sprinklr)

Non-Technical

Directing
Video Production
Video Compositing Brand Storytelling Traditional Cel Animation Stop Motion
Motion Graphics
Editing
Photography

Education

Minneapolis College of Art & Design

Minneapolis, MN BFA · Animation May 2010

China Academy of Art

Hangzhou, China Animation
Spring Study Abroad 2009