Last Update: January 21, 2016


Illustrator, Designer, Background/ Prop Designer, Web Designer, Game Designer, 

Local 839 I.A.T.S.E.


To provide quality artwork and craftsmanship to a position where my abilities, experience and potential are fully utilized and challenged.


2014 - 2015

Production Designer - A Santa Story - RGH Entertainment, Woodland Hills, Ca
Design and conceptual design for various environmental set stages.  Recreated/restructured the look an feel to re-establish a fresh direction in style and character for stereo-optic CGI animated feature film.  (As of September 2015 all production was halted and shelved due to lack of finances)


1995 - Present


Independent Contractor - Animation Designer; Backgrounds, Characters & Props, Conceptual Design. Graphic Design & Illustration
Design BG's, characters, props, conceptual designs and  layout for various animated properties.  Game level design, character & prop design and product development for various developers.  Illustration and graphic design.  Live action storyboarding.

See below for a complete list of clientele and productions.

2005 - 2006
August - February

Lead BG  Designer -  Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Burbank, C.A.
Responsibilities - Pre-design and conceptual development.  Background and prop designs for pilot shows and shorts for DVD and broadcast television.  Generated artwork (pre-production) for overseas animation production.


January - August

BG  Designer -  DRAWN TOGETHER -  Rough Draft Studios, Glendale, C.A.
Second Season 
Responsibilities - Pre-design and conceptual development.  Background and prop design (pre-production) for overseas animation production at sister company in Seoul, Korea.


July - September

BG Designer - MUCHA LUCHA GIGANTE - Warner Bros. Animation, Sherman Oaks, CA
Responsibilities - Designed backgrounds and props (pre-production) for overseas animation teams using the Flash MX tool.


January - June

BG  Designer -  DRAWN TOGETHER -  Rough Draft Studios, Glendale, C.A.
Responsibilities - Pre-design and conceptual development.  Background and prop design (pre-production) for overseas animation production at sister company in Seoul, Korea.



BG Supervisor - KID NOTORIOUS - Comedy Central, Burbank, CA.
Responsibilities - Supervise background/prop layout, design, color and final Flash
(fla.) file outputs for animation department (on-site).  Created and published manual/guidelines for design department; structuring flashed backgrounds and props for integration into final animation files.  Manipulated the flash MX program to create sophisticated vector  based paintings.



BG Designer  - INVADER ZIM - Nickelodeon/Nicktoons, Burbank, CA.


BG Layout Supervisor - ANGRY BEAVERS - Nickelodeon, Burbank, CA.


BG Layout Artist, Fred Wolf Films, Burbank, CA.
“The Fantastic Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor”, “Dino Babies” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.


Digital Designer, Independent, Studio City, CA.
Generated art for interactive games “ToonStruck” (VirginGames), “Nuts & Bolts” & “Alien Central” (Tachyon, Inc.), Magic of Shannara” (Triton Interactive) and "Beethoven" (Designer Software).







B.F.A. Illustration, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.,

Academic, Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, CA.,

Collected Credits, Otis Parsons Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA.,



Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Quark, M.I. Composer, Ulead I.E.V. Director, Fractal Painter, Tume-Tile/Bit Editor, TBE/VBE Tile-bit Editors, 3D Studio, Deluxe P 2.3 & D. Anim. 1.0, MS/Office 2000, Various   Sku-moduled (s.k.u.m.) software tool programs and derivatives.

(Software Design experience covers twelve years, seven of which have been in developing  “interactive game ” graphics and specs for PC, Mac and console game platforms.)


 Animation Freelance


Client List
esigned characters, backgrounds, props, conceptual artwork  & storyboard keys for:


MOPO Entertainment

Sony Animation

Cartoon Network

Dananimation Studios

Fred Wolf Films

MTV,Warner Bros.

Film Roman

Marvel/Lion's Gate Films


Stretch Productions

Nickelodeon animation Studios

Nickelodeon animation Studios

Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Rough Draft Studios

Rough Draft Studios

Eagle Star Works Films, Inc. / TP LLC

Nickelodeon animation Studios

KCW Productions, LLC

Rubicon Studios (Formally Desert
Panther 1, Inc

Oliver Animation


Rubicon Studios

Disney Animation Company

Renegade Animation, Inc.






"Megas XLR"
aka: "LowBrow"

Various  development projects

Chronicles of the High king

3 South

Free 4 All

Ultimate Avengers, The Movie

Cosmos Chaos




Penguins of Madagascar

Drawn Together (3rd season)

Futurama (Season 6)

The Persecution

The Penguins of Madagascar

Cohn On The Bridge: Rescue At Entebbe

Pink Panther & Friends:The Ant and  Aardvark Show

Various Development Projects

E Ho'omau!: Why Maui Snared the Sun


Phineas & Ferb

Various Development Projects

Barbie in The Pink Shoes



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