I graduated with honors, with a BFA in Game Art & Design, from The Art Institute, in March 2016 and have a prior BFA in Art Design. In 2012, after spending 3.5 years in the Active Army, I decided to return home and achieve my dream job at making videogames. I have a passion for games and enjoy every type of workflow that goes into the project.
My focus is mainly on 3D environments and the particular props within those environments. My workflow usually consists of using the multiple software applications listed below, along with correct topology and naming conventions. I also have some experience with C# and have been the programmer/level artist for multiple team based projects, to include 2D, 2D.5, and 3D game perspectives, within both Unreal and Unity.
As a contract artist working from home, I model, unwrap, texture and import my lowpoly meshes into an un-named Unreal Engine project. Most of my modeling is done in Maya, with some organic help from ZBrush. Texturing mainly takes place within Substance Painter, but in some cases use Photoshop or Illustrator for additives. Asana, a project management software is used to deviate tasks, while Perforce is used to upload/check out work, through an online server.
Responsible for scheduling, planning and conduct of Range Operations. Supervises scheduling, coordination and prioritization per 90-day training calendar. Conducting close coordination between Unit Commanders from other services and outside agencies utilizing the training area. Assists with planning and conducting state and regional level marksmanship events. Assists with updating personnel data and records.
Project manager responsible for scheduling, resourcing, and execution of daily tasks. Coordinates with leadership procuring resources needed to conduct long range planning and training. Created and maintained detailed records tracker to ensure essential resources are acquired and maintained. Responsible for briefing executive leadership on resource allocation and potential shortfalls. Created a detailed inventory checklist to ensure compliance of resource management. Handpicked by senior management to ensure contracts were filled and performed on time in accordance with military requirements and specifications.
Supervised 20+ personnel, consisting of two sections, for the Battalion Commander’s Personal Security Detachment and sniper teams. Provided technical expertise by leading personnel on 40+ operations and successfully aided the Task Force Commander in conducting progress assessments of operations. Documented, tracked, and maintained $5 million of sensitive equipment. Personally assisted with the security and clean up from Operation Extortion 17, the shotdown CH-47 Chinook helicopter on August 6, 2011, that was transporting 38 military personnel, to include special operations personnel.
Liaison for 900+ deployed personnel responsible for planning and synchronizing operations. Personally reported pertinent battlespace information to the Battalion Commander and other senior officers. Developed and implemented tracking mechanisms for scheduled convoys. Interacted with multiple international partners to help coordinate operations and logistics on a daily basis. Ensure Quick Reaction Forces and recovery assets were coordinated and positioned for reaction on attacks.
Conducted physical security checks of concourses, hangers, aircraft and perimeter fencing. Operated screening equipment to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo, and on passengers, and prevented those objects from being transported. Performed searches to include hand-wand and pat-down searches. Maintained focus and awareness, while making effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
Primary duties consisted of shipping and receiving, stocking, inventories, and audits, while being in charge of two to three personnel. Customer service was a major job function for assisting customers on the sales floor, loading large items into vehicles, and being knowledgeable with merchandise. Fast paced work environment during fall and winter seasons.