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Design: Motion:

Skills & Interests style frames• storyboarding• typography• character • 2d/ 3d illustration

explainer + story-driven 2d/3d mograph• 3d character animation • scripting • 3d-cloth simulation • working with experimental materials • mocap

Rendering/ Technical:

Rigging • cinema 4d and arnold renderer • cinema 4D dynamics • procedural-character generation • lighting


project organization • asset management • group ideation • quick turnarounds • product visualization


saving up for a computer that can run octane • making my work interactive/run in real-time • people-watching in big cities • reading under trees

Contact | | 586+231+4703 Education

Bachelor of Arts // University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

focused on animation, trained especially in a variety of software packages. occasionally integrating these skills with computer science to create interactive projects. Languages: Intermediate Spanish, Beginner Japanese, C++, C#

International Experience


went to shigaraki, japan to work with a mentallyimpaired community and with children on collaborative projects. I practiced the language, and became better acquainted with the traditional art of Japanese pottery.

Work Experience

M.L.K Symposium / Motion Designer

Ann Arbor, MI | Jan. 11 2019 - Jan. 20 2019 | 1.5 weeks

+ spearheaded motion design and visual development for a video that would introduce the university of michigan’s m.l.k symposium - visualizing its mission and setting the tone for important speakers to come. + utilized various techniques, including: 3d cloth simulation,vector animation, and animated text. + worked with a multidisciplinary team in communication with a team at the office of academic multicultural initiatives to meet the client’s expectation and deliver a professional 3:20 video made in the span of one-week. (See on my website)

SIFT DESIGN / Designer Ann Arbor, MI | Sept. 2015 - Apr 2016 | 8 mos.

+ spearheaded the development of a sustainable, consistent creative process for prototyping the physical, sonic, and structural properties of 15-foot paper structures, resulting in approval for the mass production of over 100 sculptures. + collaborated with composer and architect ashley and adam fure to accomodate for the design constraints of live performance in new york and darmstadt germany.

Awards & Exhibitions Ann Arbor Film Festival

both had my work exhibited in the student exhibition at the festival in 2018 and in 2017 created an animated advertisement for the festival - played between features.

Michigan Difference Student Leadership Awards

Recieved the Cross-Cultural Programming Award for the motion graphics work I did for the M.L.K Symposium.

DAPCEP Detroit / Teacher Detroit, MI | Sept. 2010 - Aug 2016 | 6 years

+ student-taught for the detroit-area pre-college engineering program, instructing 3d modeling and animation with blender. after demonstrating proficiency in the material and providing a robust, exciting changes to the curriculum, I was promoted to being a full-time teacher. + worked through stressful resource deficiencies, such as lack of internet access and budget, however still managed to provide an enhanced s.t.e.a.m. education to hundreds of under-represented, low-income students.

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