Resume

Who is Dave?

He’s an award winning creative professional with years of industry experience including having run a successful post production boutique in Center City, Philadelphia. Dave is constantly learning and evolving in both his craft and his artistic endeavors.

Professional Experience:

MediaLab 3D Solutions 2015 – 2016 (W3 Award, Davey Award)

Art Supervisor (Art Director)

Takes creative vision from pitch to publish including visual style and medium decisions to best suit the project and appeal to target audiences. Develops type and design, supervises overall unified appearance, and ensures cohesive project vision through focus on creative collaboration, process and facilitation.

Freelance 2014 – 2015

Designer, Animator, Motion Graphics Artist, Photo Manipulator

Noir Worldwide LLC. 2008 – 2014 (1 Emmy, 10 Tellys)

Titles Held: Creative Director, Art Director, Animator, Lead Designer

Notable Clients: NBC, ABC, Motorola, State Farm, Discovery Network, Comcast, Siemens, Goddard Schools, Glaxo Smith Kline, PBS, Fox, Sprint and many others.

Innomations Ltd. 2000 – 2007 (3 Emmys 30 Tellys)

2000 – 2002 = Intern/Freelance

2002 – 2007 = Employee

Duties: 3D/2D generalist, Compositor, Motion Designer, Animator, Graphic Designer, Visual Effects Supervisor, Art Director

What Dave can do:

Create or conceptualize any type of design, digital media or animation. His abilities include design, 2D & 3D animation/motion graphics, all stop motion mediums, sculpture, traditional art, video production and post production techniques. He can work on both Mac and PC.

Software Proficiencies:

Expert Level:

Photoshop, Light Wave 3D, After Effects, Red Giant Suite, Premier Pro, Media Encoder

Limited Experience:

Illustrator, Adobe CC Suite, Sketchup, Avid, Final cut pro, ProTools, Maya, Cinema 4d etc.

*Don’t worry if you don’t see your preferred software package up here. Dave is a quick learner, he can and has picked them up in a matter of weeks, or in some cases days. His solid foundation coupled with his experience can flatten any software learning curve.

Dave’s other useful skills:

Fully trained in fine art drawing, painting and sculpture, Dave also enjoys singing, song writing, performing, and playing guitar. Along with jewelry and metalsmithing, he loves photography, molding and casting, creating designer toys, sculpture, and stop motion animation.

Education:

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Fine arts in Animation/Media Arts, May 2001

Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Fine Art, Utica, NY

Associates of Fine Art, May 1998

 

Related Experience:

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2016

Entertainment Committee

Art Institute Of Philadelphia 2006 – Present

Guest Lecturer & Instructor in motion graphics, business of the arts and video production

Wickline Casting’s Film and TV Program, July 2005

Instructor in the Directing and Producing Camp, “Direction for Camera” class

Chestnut Hill College Summer Arts Program

Summer 2001 Instructor of Sculpture, Graphic Arts, Watercolor, Drawing

Perkins Center for the Arts, Winter/Spring 2001

Instructor of “Toon Time” Cartooning and Animation Class

Julian Krinsky Summer Program, Summer 2000

Instructor of Clay Animation, Video Production, Radio Production

Awards, Accolades and Achievements:

Emmy Nominee Art Director, 2013, Outstanding Achievement Commercial, Single Spot

Emmy Nominee FX Director, 2013, Graphic Arts/Animation

W3 Award, Silver, 2016

Davey Award, Silver, 2016

5 Telly Awards, 2003 – 2011

President’s Award, 2001, The University of the Arts

Promising Artist Award, 1998, The University of the Arts

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 1997 – present

Margaret Weaver Auert Art Scholarship, Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Fine Art

Organizations:

N. A. T. A. S (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) – member and regional judge

M. C. A. I (Media Communications Association – International) – member

A.D.C.P (Art Directors Club of Philadelphia) – Advisor/Board member

Art Institute Of Philadelphia – Advisory Committee, Guest Lecturer, Portfolio Review Board

*References and selected credits are available upon request*