3D / ANIMATION DIRECTOR
Born and raised in the small town of Fremont, Ohio Jeff fell in love with 3D… in the form of perspective drawing (before 3D animation). After graduating from high school, he attended Bowling Green State University, where Jeff got his first taste of 3D animation. After learning his craft, interning as an illustrator at Buckminster Fullers Sadao & Zung Architects for a summer, tutoring animation back at college, and assembling his first 3D animation demo reel, Jeff got his Bachelors degree in graphic design and environmental design. This lead to his first job at a small video production business on the south side of Cleveland. He worked hard to learn as much as possible while making animations for TV commercials and industrial videos, paying a small amount of dues there before finding a job as Senior Animator at a full service production house in Youngstown Ohio. Jeff worked there for four years, making animations for commercials and steel company videos and continuing to refine his skills before making his way to Texas about 25 years ago.
You’ve Seen Jeff Before!
Jeff has been animating for nearly 30 years professionally now. Working on animation for commercials, TV shows, IMAX film, VR, and apps. He’s been flying logos, animating brains, fighting dinosaurs, building empires, and destroying 3D buildings, many of which you’ve probably seen on NatGeo, History Channel, Smithsonian, Discovery other channels. He’s worked on several films and and other projects for Museums where he’s been a stickler for scientific and historical accuracy.
Jeff’s experience has given him exposure to many talented individuals over the years. Many techniques and tricks of the trade have been learned and have given him a comfort level that should leave you feeling like your project is in good hands. Work with Jeff and create something special.