Curriculum Vitae




Career Summary

A driven individual in all tasks, In teaching I have dedicated myself to helping new artist pursue their goals by encouraging their creative talent as well as providing practical feedback and essential skills to prepare them for the industry. In additional to teaching I’ve worked as a production manager in a strict film pipeline as well as done freelance illustration for children’s books. I wish to further myself as an educator using the skills I’ve gained from my diverse work history to help prepare the next generation of artistic professionals.


Work Experience

Laguna College of Art and Design

Instructor                  March 2011 - Present

Teacher of Fundamentals of Game Art at Laguna College of Art

·       This course teaches students the basics of the video game pipeline including:

·       Introduction to 3DS max, asset modeling, organic character modeling,

·       UV layout, texturing,

·       Basic rigging

·       Introduction to animation

·       Level construction in Unity game engine.

·       Final group project to create a unique playable level..

·       Ensuring the success of students that desire to follow their passion in the video game industry

·       Interactive Blog to assist in student learning and retention of material

Teaching Assistant 2009 - 2011

·       Supported the teaching of the fundamentals class

·       Tutoring students in each area of learning outside of class when needed.


Academic qualifications

Laguna College of Art and Deisgn         2005-2009

BFA Animation/ Game Art

Awards and Honors:

·       Cum Laude

·       Dean’s List

·       Honorable mention for Capstone

Key Skills
Areas of expertise
· 3ds modeling
· Concept illustration
· game pipe line
· Unity Engine level design
· rigging
· Animation
· texturing
· Production pipeline
Skills and Qualifications:
·       Proficient in Maya. 3D studio Max, Photoshop, Unity3D, Zbrush
·       Classical trained in figure drawing, tradition concept illustration
·       Proficient in organizational software Microsoft Office, Excel, Pages, Keynote, PowerPoint, Acrobat.
·       Several semesters experience teaching the software listed above.
·       Understanding of the balance between maintaining an artistic pipeline and the demands of a production schedule.
·       Sensitive to the needs of each student ensuring they feel their needs are being met
·       Developed standardized grading worksheet to ensure consistent grading for all students.
·       Continually expanding my own knowledge of current game technology
·       Building teaching aides such as the class blog and hours of video tutorials to encourage success for each student.
Personal Skills
· Outgoing and positive attitude
· Great at working with a team or individually
· Able to problem solve and adapt to changing conditions
· Able to create good rapport with students and faculty
Russell McCoy – Artist Supervisor Stereo D
 Phone -1(818) 383-0472

Denis Yang – Papa Didos Youth Foundation
Phone - (949) 500-3030

Tim Johnson – Department manager Stereo D
Phone - (626) 230-5594

Contact information:
Phone – (858) 207-7139
Email –
Visit me on the web:
Personal Art Website=
Student learning Blog –

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