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Skybound North Entertainment - Senior Production Manager
Invincible The Animated Series ~ Apr 2019 to Oct 2019
  • Manage the international communication and retake review process.

ShadowMachine Animation Studio - Color Stylist
Human Discoveries ~ Nov 2018 to May 2019
  • Digitally paint characters, props, and FX for production use.
  • Day, Night, Sunset, Stormy lighting set-ups.

ShadowMachine Animation Studio - Production Manager
Unannounced Adult Comedy Animated Series ~ July 2018 to Nov 2018
  • Set up pipeline, production processes, and folder structure for a brand new LLC.
  • Recruited and hired a crew of 12 storyboard artists, 4 designers, 2 painters, 2 editors, and 2 coordinators.
  • Planned and executed three high profile table read events with about 50 people in attendance. 

Bento Box Entertainment – Production Supervisor
Bob’s Burgers ~ Burbank, CA ~ Feb 2018 to Present
  • Supervised the production of the design department consisting of a creative team of 20 and a production team of 5 members.
  • Troubleshot deadline concerns and reported overtime/freelance needed to producers.
  • Assured that all creative direction was followed, that continuity across all design and color was correct, and that design breakdowns were thorough and executed properly.
  • Coordinated episodes due to limited staffing resources.

Independent Television Project – Lead Character Designer
“Indigo Knights” ~ Burbank, CA ~ June 2018 to July 2018
  • Designed and colored main characters for an animated project in preparation for pitches to networks.

Sony Pictures Animation – Associate Production Manager
Overhead Dept./ “Untitled Franchise Film” ~ Culver City, CA ~ Jan 2017 to Feb 2018
  • Worked with the producer and director to develop and successfully implement pipeline procedures for films in pre-production stages.
  • Worked with VP to create a production schedule for an upcoming project with unique circumstances for the studio.
  •  Managed storyboard and visual development artists and their assignments/deadlines.
  • Attended studio wide staffing meetings to ensure a film is properly staffed.
  • Review and approve timecards for artists and staff on my crew.
  • Created an efficient and on-budget feature length production schedule for storyboard, editorial, visual development departments.
  • Trained and managed PCs and PAs within the production team.
  • Scheduled day-to-day meetings and created production agendas.
  • Assisted in providing feedback on the studio’s production manual.
  • Assisted technology department in the development of Shotgun Application use for specific studio production tracking needs that is now used studio wide.
  • Taught Shotgun Application tutorials to all production teams at the studio.

Disney Television Animation – Color Stylist
“Mickey and the Roadster Racers” ~ Burbank, CA ~ Nov 2016 to Jan 2017
  • Digitally painted characters, props, and vehicles for production use.

Disney Television Animation ~ Production Manager 
"The 7D" ~ Burbank, CA ~ Aug 2015 to Nov 2016
  • Managed the overall flow of the production pipeline from script to post-production. 
  • Troubleshooted departmental processes to increase efficiency and communication within the production. 
  • Managed and trained a four-person production team consisting of two coordinators and two production assistants.
  • Managed a creative crew of 50+ people; included balancing their workloads, managing time-off requests, scheduling their handouts/reviews, and communicating deadlines. 
  • Scheduled all storyboard, design, and timing meetings based on overlap schedule. 
  • Worked with a producer to determine overtime/freelance needs and schedule changes.
  • Communicated with the overseas studios regarding shipping/return dates, conference calls, and retake invoicing. 

Disney Television Animation ~ Production Supervisor 
"The 7D" ~ Burbank, CA ~ Mar 2015 to Aug 2015 
  • Transition period from production coordinator to production manager. 
  • Restructured the production processes from season one to season two to maximize efficiency and minimize confusion within the crew.
  • Interviewed, hired, and trained a new production staff.
  • Hired new artists for the second season until a fully staffed crew was set in place.

Disney Television Animation ~ Production Coordinator 
"The 7D" ~ Burbank, CA ~ Dec 2014 to Mar 2015 
  • Coordinated the pre-production of 4 episodes; included breaking down script/storyboards for new/reuse designs and handing out storyboard assignments given from the storyboard supervisor based on executive producer notes.

Nickelodeon Animation Studio ~ Storybook Designer/Color Stylist
“Shimmer and Shine” ~ Freelance ~ Aug 2013 to Oct 2013
  • Designed and digitally painted storybooks for research purposes.

Disney Television Animation ~ Production Coordinator 
"Star vs. the Forces of Evil" ~ Glendale, CA ~ June 2013 to Dec 2014 
  • Coordinated overall pipeline; including design breakdowns, preparing scripts/pickup line documents for records, delivering shipments to the overseas studio, communication with the overseas studio during the animation process, tracking post production notes and materials, standardizing the storyboard naming conventions. 

Nick Jr. ~ Storybook Designer and Color Stylist
“Fresh Beat Band” ~ Freelance ~ Jan 2010 to Jun 2010
  • Designed and digitally painted storybooks for research purposes.

Nickelodeon Animation Studio ~ Production Coordinator 
"Kung Fu Panda - Legends of Awesomeness" ~ Burbank, CA ~ Mar 2011 to Jun 2013 
  • Coordinated overall pipeline; including developing processes to streamline production, troubleshooting the design tracking database, running weekly meetings with 2D team to go over status of each show, creating and managing 2D sequence production schedule, working with each department on any production needs, working with overseas studios on animation inquiries, design breakdowns, material delivery to other departments. 

Nickelodeon Animation Studio ~ Production Assistant /Senior PA 
"Kung Fu Panda - Legends of Awesomeness" ~ Burbank, CA ~ Sep 2009 to Mar 2011 
  • Assisted coordinators with any production needs. 

Nickelodeon Animation Studio ~ Storybook Color Stylist
“Ni Hao, Kai Lan” ~ Burbank, CA ~ Feb 2009 to July 2009
  • Digitally painted storybooks for research purposes.

Computer Proficiency
Adobe Creative Suite ~ Maya (fundamentals) ~ Microsoft Word & Excel ~ File Maker Pro ~ Portfolio Outlook/Entourage ~ Final Draft ~ Storyboard Pro ~ Harmony ~ Mac/PC ~ SAP ~ Shotgun ~ Flash


Education
Columbia College Chicago ~ Chicago, IL ~ 2005 to 2008 ~ B.A. in Film & Video/Animation
Harper College ~ Palatine, IL ~ 2002 to 2005 ~ A.A and A.F.A in Fine Arts