Greetings everyone. I thought I'd make my resume available on my blog. A downloadable PDF of this information is available at your convenience on the "About" page of my website. I am currently available for hire for both freelance and studio-based work. Thank you for viewing.
Animator • Illustrator
College for Creative Studies 2006 - 2010BFA, majoring in Entertainment Arts with a focus on traditional hand-drawn animation, character and concept design illustration.
Private SNAFU Golden Classics 2010DVD cover background illustration in collaboration with character artwork by animator Eric Goldberg for Thunderbean Animation's Private SNAFU Golden Classics 2010 release.
The ARMSmasters Project 2010-PresentConcept Art and Clean-Up animation for Michigan-based Alpha Omega Animation Design’s ARMSmaster’s traditionally animated project trailer and pitch bible.
Thesis film in production. Animated traditionally, colored in Photoshop, composited in Adobe After Effects.
Caravan 2009 - Present
Created a series of character design concepts for "Raya Sunshine," a pitch for a children's television show created by Michigan-based Tickle Entertainment.
Raya Sunshine 2009 - 2010
Digitally enhanced and painted a series of 3 backgrounds for two Vito's Pizza television commercials produced by Michigan's Thunderbean Animation.
Vito's Pizza Commercials 2009
Digitally rendered color for 30 illustrated backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop CS3 for this three and a half minute long independently animated music video.
CodeMonkey 2008 - 2009
A series of web adds for Biore.com, through Thunderbean Animation Studio. Roles in production include concept art, asset creation, traditional animation, storyboarding, and frame-by-frame watercolor painting.
Biore Daily Recharging Moments 2008
Freelance mural painting, concept design and illustration for both companies and individual clients.
Mel Miller Art 2003 - Present
Film Festivals 2009The 2009 Detroit Windsor Film Festival: "CodeMonkey."
The 2009 Psyche-o-Delic Film Festival: "CodeMonkey."
The 2009 Ottawa International Animation Film Festival's Salon de Refuse: "CodeMonkey."
A member of the 5-animator team selected to represent the College for Creative Studies at the Kalamazoo Animation Festival International's 2009 Cartoon Challenge.
KAFI 2009 Cartoon Challenge May 2009
Graduated with High Honors from the College for Creative Studies 2010 with a 3.974 Cumulative GPA
Scholarships & Collegiate Honors 2006 - 2010
The CCS Scholarship of $24,000.
The 1st place 2010 Stratton Foundation Scholarship of $1,500 for Caravan.
The Alumni Scholarship of $1,500 awarded to students with the highest GPA in their major.