With an educational background in traditional art as well as graphic design, I’ve been working full time in the visual effects and animation fields since 2001. Having started out working on TV commercials and broadcast branding, I’ve worked primarily in film VFX and feature animation since 2004, spending time in studios on both sides of the Atlantic and the Equator, before settling in England in 2006.
To date, I have worked on more commercials than I care to remember, almost 50 feature films and several TV series, having contributed everything from modelling, texturing, lookdev and lighting to various shows; however, since 2006 I have focused primarily on surfacing. I enjoy work which is both challenging and creative, and am happy working as a member of a team as well as in leadership roles. My background as a generalist means I have a solid understanding of much of the asset side of production.
I currently work as a surfacing supervisor, overseeing texturing, lookdev and groom, in the feature animation department at DNEG in London, having decided to pursue a more art-directed type of work as a much-needed change of scenery after many years of doing photorealism in VFX.
Outside of my job, I do a lot of music-related photography professionally, particularly of live performances of rock and metal bands. Please follow the link at the top right for my photography site.
On a non-work related note, I love music, cats, hiking, kayaking and just generally being outdoors, going to the gym, art, travelling (especially around Northern Europe), reading, oil and acrylic painting and printmaking, video games, and films, especially old classics.
Please note that I generally do not take on freelance work. I also do not work “for exposure” – with almost two decades in my field, I don’t need it, nor can I pay my mortgage with it. Sorry!