Current Location: Austin, Texas
Primary Skills: 3D Art, Video Editing, Game Design
Education: Full Sail, University of Texas
I was born in 1985, the same year the Nintendo Entertainment System hit the United States. Fate? Maybe.
My love for the creative arts stem from the first time I picked up the controller of my NES console. Art and technology have always been a large part of my life. I took that love to Orlando, Florida in 2003, attending Full Sail University for Computer Animation. Through the program, I learned many different skill-sets, including 3D modeling, texturing, and rendering.
After I left Full Sail, I continued honing my talents in 3D art by teaching myself ZBrush and many other supporting programs. I eventually also took roles on projects that lead to me serving as a producer, creative director, designer, and more.
I eventually came to enjoy documenting my life as a developer, which lead to me taking a shot at filmmaking. Through that endeavor, I managed to produce 3 films and a web series pilot.
I've also found a calling touring events as a speaker for both solo sessions and on several panels with prominent game industry talent.
I've certainly done a lot. And as a creator, no matter how I do it, I am always creating something. That is my life commitment.
Was 1 of only 20 participants to be accepted into and graduate from the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy at the University of Texas at Austin, a leadership program taught under game industry icon Warren Spector. – The Denius-Sams Gaming Academy on the Internet
Reached number 15 in bestselling films with my documentary "Surviving Indie" on Steam (recorded on 12/24/2016) – Article
950,000+ total views (as of 2. 9. 17) on "ZBrush Basics", an introductory 10 video tutorial series I authored on how to use the virtual sculpting program ZBrush – ZBrush Basics on Gamestar Arts YouTube
Moderated and spoke on a panel about "Final Product vs. Expectation" in the context of launching a game at the PAX South expo in San Antonio, TX on 1/30/2016. Panelists included Adam Sessler, Cliff Bleszinski, Randy Greenback, and Chris Wiseman
There are currently no scheduled upcoming talks. Check back for updates soon.
Recorded Past Sessions: Click Talk Title to Go to Video
Guest, XSplit Road Show - Mental Health Panel
Victim, Hot Pepper Gaming (NSFW)
Guestspot #1, Scam School with Brian Brushwood
Guestspot #2, Scam School with Brian Brushwood
Guest, Sup Holmes? Ep. 116
Guest, Ladies of the Round Table Ep. 56
Interviewee, Redbeard TV at PAX South 2015
Panelist, Pixel Poetry PAX South Panel 2015
Guest, My So Called 8-Bit Life with Roberto Villegas
If any of my work or skills fit your needs, please feel free to reach out. I would love to help you on your next project. I will respond in a timely manner. Thank you!