Work Experience

January 2015 to Present - Animator - Twisted Pixel Games, Austin
Animating on Wilson's Heart.  I worked on a variety of shots here. From animating humans, a werewolf, a Frankenstein type of monster, and my favorite, a teddy bear from hell. This project gave me the opportunity to dig more into acting. I was the main reference actor for many of the shots in the game. Ranging from male to female to deranged creatures. Also, had to handle MoCap for some of these shots. At the moment I've moved on to a new project coming in the near future from Twisted Pixel Games. Stay tuned!

January 2013 to July 2014 - Animator - Gameloft, New York City
Worked as a character animator for “Spider-Man: Unlimited” and for “Pixar’s Cars: Fast as Lightning.” On Spider-man, I worked on cinematics and transitions. I developed ideas for the quicktime events and camera work to create dynamic cinematic shots. On Cars, I created the shots with the animation references from Pixar with emphasis on personality and facial animation. Both of these projects required animation autonomy, in line with the culture at Gameloft.

February 2011 to September 2012 - Lead Animator - Tylted Games, New York City
Led the 3D department for the company’s Online and mobile games. I worked on 3D animations of both bipedal and quadrupeds. I also rigged many of the characters to be used in production, and supervised the shots from planning to render. My most exciting projects to manage were “Pocket Beanie Babies”, “Mine Time” and “Mobile Pets”.

February 2009 to February 2011 - Game Artist - Miharo Games, New York City
This was small team that allowed me to wear several hats for 2 years. Created 3D models and textures for four of Miharo's released games. Created assets on both 2D and 3D. I worked on animations and video compositing for some of the games marketing material. Later on Also had the oportunity to earn games cradist as a sound engineers for several of their games.

November 2008 to February 2009 - Production Artist - Sonic Boom Games, New Yor City
Designed graphic material for computer games and mobile applications. Provided graphic artwork for the company’s marketing campaigns. Some of the campaigns were made for Verizon, Coca-Cola, Red Bull and Heineken.

February 2008 to November 2008Graphic Designer - FXCM, Forex Capital Markets, New York City
Created web design for two of the company's major trading strategy products, DailyFX and Trading Signals. Also designed other web pages to reside in the company's multi-language sites. Designed and resized banners for internal and external sites. Some of the external sites include CNN Money, Bloomberg and CNBC.

September 2007 to December 2007 - Content Manager Intern - MTV Networks, New York City
Input video content into the VH1.com site database. Selected and retouched up to 130 pictures daily for the VH1 Blog and photo department. Syndicated videos with MTV's main content management software for the VH1.com media player.

Education

Advanced Character Animation
Animation Mentor, Online Animation School
January 2011 to June 2012

Audio Recording & Production
Institute of Audio Research - New York City
September 2009  November 2010

Digital Media Communications (Web Design)
Katharine Gibbs - New York City
July 2006 to December 2007

Music Education
Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
September 2000 to March 2004

Other Studies

Specialist Orchestration for Film and TV
Berklee College of Music Online
Expected completion Spring 2018

Professional Jazz Guitar
Berklee College of Music Online
Expected completion Fall 2018

Full body acting workshop with Tal Shwarzman (Pixar)
iAnimate, Online Animation School
September 2013 to December 2013

Close up facial acting and Lip sync workshop with Tal Shwarzman (Pixar)
iAnimate, Online Animation School
May 2013 to August 2013

Computer Knowledge

Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3DS Max, ZBrush, After Effects, Premiere, Flash, Motionbuilder,
Pro Tools, Reason, Sonar, Reaper

Languages

Fluent in English and Spanish

Instruments

Guitar, Bass, Piano

Random Facts

- I was a Spanish teacher from 2005 to 2008 at El Taller Latino in New York City.
- I was a Guitar Tech from 2001 to 2004 for a popular rock band in Dominican Republic called Aljadaqui.
- My first job was as an EFL teacher from 1996 (age 15) until 2004 in Dominican Republic.