Over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry and a team member on Emmy- and VES-award-winning and Emmy-nominated TV shows and movies. Great interpersonal and communication skills highlighted by project teamwork and my development and implementation of the 2D training process at FuseFX. Very quick to learn and integrate new technologies and always involved in formal continuous education.


Lighting and Compositing Artist at Nickelodeon Animation (2021-present)

  • Compositing retakes and creating comp effects for Star Trek: Prodigy.
  • Created tools for effects that other artists could use such as Phasers, Cloaking, Holodeck and warping ships in and out.
  • Created documentation for our effect templates and tools primarily to send to our overseas vendors.

Compositor at Warner Animation Group (2021)

  • 2D animated sequence compositing for Space Jam: A New Legacy, using Nuke and Toon Boom Harmony.
  • Tracking 2D animation into live action footage.

Compositor and 2D Trainer at FuseFX (2012-2020)

  • Composited high-quality shots for TV and movies on award-winning VFX teams. Specifically chosen and recognized for work on American Horror Story and Preacher, among others.
  • Selected to represent FuseFx at Warner Brothers to assist with post-vis Nuke work on Space Jam 2 (2020).
  • In addition to compositing work, successfully delivered the company's onboarding and training processes that significantly reduced the time to get new hires and consultants up and running and eliminated the amount of time spent by other staff covering for skill gaps. Organized and maintained the internal Wiki to support all staff, adding videos and gifs to demo new tools and techniques.
  • Learned Toon Boom Harmony for the Netflix Green Eggs and Ham animation project and assisted with our IT and Pipeline departments to develop the workflow pipeline (2019).

Lead Compositor and Production Manager at Hoax Films (2011-2012)

  • Composited 2D and 3D shots with Nuke and After Effects and helped with lighting in Maya.
  • Supervised the graphics work for Deadliest Warrior Season 3 including chyrons and how the elements were shot on set.
  • Edited company demo reels.
  • Coordinated shots, kept track of notes and scheduled assignmemts for junior artists to make sure we met delivery service levels, interfaced with clients, handled deliveries, and filled in with Producing as needed.
  • Learned other software to help others as needed, such as 3ds Max to assist rendering Krakatoa simulations, Realflow to help with a blood FX shot for the film The Collection, and Trapcode's Particular smoke plugin for a Harry Potter Web ad.

VFX Generalist at Morningstar Entertainment (2008-2011)

  • Hired as an Avid Media Logger, promoted to Graphic Artist, then Lead Graphic Artist, and finally VFX Generalist.
  • 2D compositing with Nuke; used After Effects to key, roto, composite and render graphic elements and update them as needed. Did my own paint, roto and tracking for shots; created and updated end credits with formatting for multiple shows.
  • Created and edited Chyrons and other graphics for reality shows such as Deadliest Warrior, including creating and timing the end credits.



  • University of California, Santa Cruz: B.A., Film & Digital Media; Minor in Music (2007)
  • University of Southern California: Film Editing (Summer, 2008)
  • Studio Arts, Los Angeles (2013-2020): zBrush, Unreal Engine, Substance Painter, Digital Sketching, Concept & Environmental Design, Lighting and Texturing in Maya.


  • Nuke
  • Unreal Engine
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Mocha
  • Syntheyes
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mac and PC
  • Houdini
  • Premier
  • zBrush
  • Maya
  • Python
  • Substance Painter / Designer
  • UNIX
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Avid
  • WordPress
  • SQL Server


Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role
American Horror Story: Freak Show, "Edward Mordrake, Part 2"


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