About Me

Here is why Star Wars is better than Empire Strikes Back, the amazing bond and daring visual direction that elevated such a risky film to become a cultural icon.  Yes, Empire has the superior story and some amazing set pieces, but without Star Wars setting the tone and visual language there would have been nothing to build off of.  Thats the kind of artist I am, I always try think about not just that crucial initial impression but to visualize the long term value of building and evolving a strong visual presence.  

My mission is to elevate how we interact with creativity through unique and personalized experiences. With a passion for exploring new technology and developing innovative concepts, I continually strive to present an original approach to any challenge. 

Specialties: Art Direction, Motion Graphics, User Interface, Game Design, Animation, Illustration, and Bow Tie tying/management.

TL;DR: 11 years of experience as a creative lead and designer on major brands, motion pictures, broadcast TV, web and mobile applications.  7 years of experience managing creative teams as Art and Creative Director.

EXPERIENCE

Creative Director, Nexon M, Emeryville, CA — 2014-Present

-Leading creative direction across all in development titles and corporate identity

-Managed large creative team based in L.A., San Francisco, and Seoul S. Korea 

-Directed external creative agencies developing CGI trailers, print, and events 

-Developed in depth creative strategies including PR, Press, Community, TV and UA                     

-Art Director on multiple game titles including VFX, Characters, UI/UX, and Sound

-Art Director on visual development for multiple in progress titles 

 

Marketing Art Director, Supercell Inc., San Francisco, CA/Helsinki, FIN — 2012-2014

-Art Director on the development of Boom Beach 

-Lead brand artist for Clash of Clans, Hay Day, and Boom Beach 

-Art Director for IP Development and external creative agencies

-Created/Directed videos for marketing, community, and corporate distribution                       

-Director on multi-million dollar ad campaigns including animated commercials and mobile performance advertisements

 

Senior Video Editor, Trion Worlds,, Redwood City, CA — 2012

-Art Director for marketing/community videos 

-Designing and in game directing cinematics for Rift, Defiance, and End of Nations

-Shot and edited documentary and promotional videos  

-Created print, packaging, banners, and website designs

 

Lead Visual Designer, Send Me Inc., San Francisco, CA — 2011-2012

-Designed motion graphics for commercials and web advertisements 

-Created landing pages and created marketing banners and ads

-Art direction for mobile games, marketing design, and UI Design

-Managing SendMe's creative services group

 

Motion Graphic/Video Designer, Yelp, San Francisco, CA — 2010-2011

-Designed and Directed commercials and promotional YouTube videos 

-Created motion graphic and video content to enhance Yelp’s international brand 

-and corporate identity

-Operated Yelp’s internal corporate A/V technology

 

Choreography and Cinematic Artist, TellTale Games, San Rafael, CA — 2008-2010

-Planned, story boarded, blocked, and staged cameras/characters for cutscenes.

-Directed and supervised animation for cut scenes

-Character designer and concept artist

-Participated in the development of proprietary tools and 3D graphic engine

-Designed interactive player/character exchanges from the ground up including

-game play, interactive environments, and user interface design

 

Associate Designer, Starz Entertainment, Denver, CO — 2006-2008

-Designed motion graphics for broadcast and original programming

-Managed broadcast graphics and on demand video content

-Developed graphics and branding for Starz Entertainment’s original content

 

EDUCATION

Kansas City Art Institute — Photography and New Media, 2006