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.
Art and technology have always been a large part of my life. In 2003, I took that love to Orlando, Florida to attend 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
1M+ total views (as of 10. 31. 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
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
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!