Examples of Projects
January 2016 - Present
Portfolio Entertainment - Senior Animator
Hero Elementary - Animated a weekly animation quota using Toonboom Harmony.
Bravest Warrior - Animated a weekly animation quota using Toonboom Harmony.
Hot Streets - Animated a weekly animation quota using Toonboom Harmony.
Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About That - Animated a weekly animation quota using Toonboom Harmony.
Mini Cops Promo Video - Lead Animator / Designer
Animated, Designed, Supervised and instructed junior animators.
Doki - Animated a weekly quota.
Oct 2012 - 2019
Max the Mutt, College of Animation, Art and Design - College Instructor
2014 - Present - Instructor of the MTM Flash animation course for the animation program.
I play the 'Show Director' roll as I guide the class of students through the interesting process of designing, rigging and animating an entire animation scene from scratch, which includes a background, a rigged and animated character of themselves (with a theme) and their own voice acting with lipsyncs.
2013 - Instructed the 3rd Year's 2D computer Animation Film Project class.
2012 - Instructed a 5 day intensive Flash Animation workshop for a class of students in the animation program who were looking to refine and master their Flash Animation skills.
July 2016-August 2016
Yowsa Animation - Freelance Animator
Welcome to the Wayne - As a second job, I animated a small weekly quota.
September 2014 - December 2015
Guru Studio - Senior Animator
Ever After High Movie - Dragon Games
Ever After High Movie - Epic Winter
Ever After High Movie - Way Too Wonderland
Ever After High - Youtube Shorts
- Animated a weekly quota in the popular Netflix / Youtube series: Ever After High using Toonboom Harmony.
September 2014 - November 2015
Smiley Guy Studios - Senior Animator
Chirp - Completed 20-30 seconds per week of freelance animation in my spare time on 'Chirp' which airs on CBC Kids.
July 2013 - September 2014
Smiley Guy Studios - Senior Animator and Designer
Teleporting Fat Guy - Character animator for YouTube webisodes.
Warren United - Responsible for animating shots on a new high quality sitcom.
My Little Pony- Rigged, added designs and animated pony characters for a television toy commercial
Micheal and Trevors Round Up - Designed and painted backgrounds, designed and animated characters for this mobile game.
Get to the Game - Designed a side scrolling level background 6000 pixels wide and 4 levels tall for a mobile game.
True Colours - Designed the layout and buttons for this mobile phone app.
Captain Canuck Webisode - Post production using After Effects for episode 1.
Empty Cup Media - Classical Animator (Flash)
-Designed and classically animated a raven flap cycle that would be used in a live action documentary film.
Echo Bridge Pictures - Classical Animator (Flash)
Axe Cop - Classically animated shots for Axe Cop.
SwiftKICX Solutions / Avery Daniel Animation Project - Designer / Rigger/ Animator
-Creating an animated advertisement for Staples Business Depot products.
Children's Book Animated Advertisement - Director / Designer / Animator / Sound editor / Post Production - 6 minute animated childrens book
Purpose Finds His Gift - Completed a short animated film based on a children's book by author Janet Campbell
March 2013 - July 2013
Elliot Animation - Character Animator and Revisionist
Grojband - Responsible for fixing design and animation problems with other animators shots and also animating new shots from scratch.
May 2012 - Feb 2013
Vast Studios - Lead Game and Cinematics Animator
'Time Relics, Gears of Light'
'Dark Canvas, a Brush with Death'
'Strange Discoveries, Aurora Peak'
-Responsible for training new animators in Flash animation and working with a game engine.
-Responsible for designing storyboards and animatics to show how the cinematics throughout the game will play out
-Orgainizing with the art team what art assets need to be created for the game cinematics.
-Animating cinematics using Photoshop, Flash and After Effects.
-Animating game play animation using Flash and Pyro.
-Occasionally photoshopped additional artwork to improve my animation.
-Participated in boardroom meetings with other department leads.
-Overseeing that other animators are staying on track and that all animations are meeting deadlines.
SwiftKICX Solutions / Avery Daniel Animation Project - Animator
-Completed the job of swapping out artwork for festive artwork in a Staples Business Depot animated advertisement.
-Re-sized art assets using photoshop
-Added new animation
-Re-timed existing animation
-Alter the programming on buttons to link to a new website
-Swapped out images, text and programming link to a French version
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
SwiftKICX Solutions / Dream Tower at Emerald City Condo Animation Project - Animator and Manager
-Completed the job of rotating a supplied 3D condo on a loop and making interactive start and stop buttons for Elad Canada.
-Subcontracted and directed a 3D Maya modelling expert when some 3D Maya editing was needed for the Tower.
Sept 2012 - October 2012
Kafiya Meets the Moon Project
Kafiya Meets the Moon -Completed a short animated film from a few pages of author Janet Campbell's children's book
-Storyboards and animatics
April 2012 - June 2012
Advertising Animated Commercial
-Completed an advertising commercial / short film for my client through some basic concept character designs that I was supplied with.
-Storyboards and Animatics
-Character and background designs
Dec 2011 - May 2012
Original Pictures - Director, Character-Prop-BG designer, Animator, Video Editor
Whats Your News - Successfully managed my own 2D animation department. The final weekly product was a 25 second long
animated short for every 22 minute episode where my animated characters would pantomime the news stories that the live action children would tell.
-Video editing of live action, 3D animation and my 2D animations using Final Cut Pro
August 2011 - December 2011
Smiley Guy Studios - Character Animator
Skatoony season 2
Animated a weekly quota.
February 2011- August 2011
Big Jump Productions - Classical Animator (Flash)
Ugly Americans Season 2
Animated a weekly quota.
November 2010 - November 2010
Studio NX - Animator
Fish Head Steve - Between myself, an animator in Toronto and an animator in the UK, we successfully completed a 45 second
trailer for a new animated series.
August 2010 - October 2010
Solis Animation Studios (Classical Animator (Flash)
Ugly Americans Season 1 - Classically animated new shots. Fixed animation on existing shots. Designed and painted new backgrounds and Characters.
January 2009 - June 2010
Smiley Guy Studios - Animator
The Dating Guy Season 1 - Flash Animator
The Dating Guy Season 2 - Flash Animator
Skatoony - Flash Animator
Tooned - Flash Animator
October 2009 - October 2009
Echo Bridge Pictures - Animator
Garfield and Friends -Animated shots for a Garfield webisodes.
September 2006 - January 2009
Fatkat Animation Studios, New Brunswick
2008-2009 - Three Delivery (Chop Suey Trio) - Classical animator
2007 - Animated 'Gushy Graham E-Cards'
2006-2007 - Super Normal - Animation Supervisor:
Managed an animation team of 4-6 people, wrote and approved revisions.
Worked closely with the director to keep everything consistant.
Made sure that my team's deadlines were always met.
Wishart Entertainment Group - Storyboarder
Sage-Shyne - Storyboarded a music video for a local rap artist.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
2003 - 2006: Max the Mutt Animation School, Toronto - Graduated from the 3-year 'fine arts and animation' diploma program.
2002 - 2003: Sheridan College - Graduated the Art Fundamentals certificate program.
1998 - 2002: Sinclair Secondary School - Graduated with honours. Received an award in communications technology for a 3D Studio Max computer animated short film.