Professional info

I'm an Instructional Designer with 20 years of experience as a professor at 4 colleges and as a director of 2 college programs, one of which I wrote the curriculum for and taught half the courses. I'm also an artist, designer, martial artist, and mentor. Teaching is my passion and I believe you can make any subject matter fun and entertaining to learn. I've used instructional design throughout my career and I'm always looking for a challenge.

Work experience

Responsibilities:

Classes and subjects taught: Texture & lighting, Graphic Design, Game Level Production (level editing using Maya and the Unreal engine), Environment Design, Hard modeling, Normal mapping, orientate new students, manage instructors. Hire instructors. Faculty training. Manage GAD-related events and tournaments. Working within the budget of the program to make sure we’re on track. Making sure that we stay within the guidelines of our accreditation by working closely with the compliance department on regulations. Travel to conventions and further personal skills to teach to students and staff. Find and manage industry professionals for Program Advisory committee, Forecast trends based on input from industry contacts and experience. I also brought industry professionals to the school and my classes to do critiques and directed student work to create content that is ready for consideration entry-level positions.

 

Duties:

Create, teach, grade and manage courses. Public demonstrations. Write and record video tutorials for classes. Research and learn new technologies as they come out. Working with our Admissions as well as the Marketing departments on how to advertise the school and programs. Creating and managing special events and contest that are program related. Putting together exhibits for conventions such as Game Developers Conference, Networking and keeping close ties to the industry.

 

Ex'pression College                                               Program Director of Game Art & Design

1999 - 2015

Freelance Experience

NASA - 

        Art Lead

Intel -   

        Lead Texture Artist

Sega - 

        Content and Performance              Evaluator

Cole International -

        Graphic Designer

Paravue -

        Consultant, SME, Corp.

        Trainer

 

Software Skills  

Maya                                        17 yrs

Mudbox                                    6  yrs

Photoshop                              23 yrs

Unreal Engine                        11 yrs
Substance Painter                   3 yrs

InDesign                                   8  yrs
Illustrator                                16 yrs
SpeedTree
                                3 yrs

3D-Coat                                     2 yrs
Camtasia/Movavi
                    1  yr

After Effects                           10 yrs

Premiere​                                 10 yrs

PowerPoint                            20  yrs

Office                                      20  yrs

2010 - present

2010 - present

Ohlone College                                               Adjunct Professor of (Hybrid) Motion Graphics,  2017 - present                                                                         3D Animation, Texturing and Rendering

 

Responsibilities:

Classes and subjects taught: Motion Graphics. Teaching basic animation principles, modeling, typography, logo design,  graphic design, video editing, chroma keying, green screen, and kinetic typography. Develop curriculum for classes to have students more prepared for continuation colleges in the digital graphics field.

 

Duties:

Create, teach and grade and manage courses.  Write and record video tutorials for classes. Research and learn new technologies as they come out. 

I was the art lead on a 3D exploration educational game proposal. I was incharge of the texturing and style direction as well as the texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing several of the shots. I managed mostly the texturing team and often helped with remodeling and optimizing assets.

Ames NASA                                                                                       Art Lead/Texture Artist

6/03 - 4/05

I studied traditional and computer graphic design focusing on logos, print layout, 3D animation, image editing.

I studied animation, modeling, texturing and lighting with a focus on environments.

Platt College                                                                         Computer Graphic Design

1996 - 1998

Expression College                                                               BS in Digital Visual Media

​2003 - 2006

Education

Hobbies          

Robotics (I'm building a robot)

Martial Arts

Building computers

Painting (digital and traditional)

 

I'm studying instructional design methodologies with a focus on Online Learning to affect change in the education sector. With my years almost 20 years of teaching experience, I intend to apply this to a college and classes I teach in the future to push innovation.

Walden University                              MS in Instructional Design and Technology

​2016 - present (projected Graduation 12-2017)

Astro Venture VR Studio                                       General Manager/Advertising Designer

8/95 - 6/97

Supervising staff / Payroll and some accounting / Scheduling a large crew /Handling repairs of Virtual Reality computers, hardware, and hydraulic equipment personally or hiring the appropriate people / Public Relations / Sales / Training new personnel / Design AD Campaign/ Merchandising / Store Design / Customer Service

Los Medanos College                             Adjunct Professor of Animation and 3D Modeling

2011 - present

Responsibilities:

Classes and subjects taught: Intro to Animation / 3D Modeling and Animation. Teaching basic animation principles and modeling using Maya. Develop curriculum for classes to have students more prepared for continuation colleges in the CG field.

 

Duties:

Create, teach and grade and manage courses. Public demonstrations. Write and record video for tutorials for classes. Research and learn new technologies as they come out. Working with our Admissions as well as the Marketing departments on how to advertise the school and programs. Creating and managing special events and contest that are program related.

Responsibilities:

Classes and subjects taught: Game Shader Development and Lighting. Game Creation Fundamentals working in the Unreal 4 Engine, Teaching digital game art creation in modeling, texturing and lighting using maya and the unreal 4 engine. Develop curriculum for classes to have students more prepared for continuation colleges in the CG field.

 

Duties:

Create, teach and grade and manage courses.Write and record video for tutorials for classes. Research and learn new technologies as they come out. 

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Digital             Online Adjunct Prof. of Game Design
2016 - present                                                                    Shader Development, Rendering
Specializations 

PowerPoint Presentations

Video Editing and FX

Green Screen 

Gamification

Graphic Design

Logo Design