I believe my philosophy of living complements my philosophy of teaching. I transmit enthusiasm, rigor, knowledge, fortitude, and sincerity. I excite, engage, educate, collaborate with and motivate my students.

As a 3D artist and instructor, I introduce students to a canon of animated and game works, not only to examine the beauty and entertainment value, but also to analyze its film language and impact to our culture. I seek to balance my courses between lecturing students, hands-on exercises, and asking them to make discoveries. By presenting this, I teach independent critical listening and thinking.




Savannah College of Art and Design

MFA - Animation

Short Animated Film: Miles

Project Manager

Selected for 13 film festivals

3rd place - Grand Foundation Film Festival

Short Animated Film: Chiaroscuro

Project Manager

Selected for 6 film festivals

3rd place - Grand Foundation Film Festival


University of Virginia

Major - Studio Arts in Sculpture and Digital Media

Minor - Astronomy

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