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I have been a motion graphics designer for longer than I care to admit. I went to school for graphic design but my static graphics always moved in my head and it was frustrating. But then I was introduced to After Effects and 3D and my whole world changed.


As I've gotten older, I appreciate my graphic design background but feel very lucky to be able to do what I do and get paid for it. Currently, I am the Senior Motion Graphics Designer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. I've been with the team for over 7 years and although it can be kind of an odd place for a designer, it really suits me.


I get to wear many hats...2D animator, 3D generalist, writer, director, character animator, sound editor...I love that I don't just do one thing. I look forward to coming to work every day and I'm guessing not too many people can say that.


I find inspiration from music, movies and sports. I've been listening to Grimes, Chvrches, The Joy Formidable and a lot of EDM lately. I'm a Pixar snob, a David Lynch apologist and I'm a sucker for anything that has the word "Star" or "Wars" in the title. Besides baseball, I love soccer. Played it, coach it and watch it. And I've been known to snowboard when the white stuff falls from the sky in the colder parts of the year.


The "punk" in monkeypunk is not necessarily mohawk inspired but a DIY attitude I've had since I was a kid. I'm a hard worker and I sweat the small stuff. Punk is more of a mindset than fashion, to me.


I occasionally do outside projects but the Dodgers keep me busy. My work is varied enough that I don't feel the need to look elsewhere for creatiive satisfaction but if you like what you see here and feel I can help you out on a project, let's talk. I'm completely booked from February to April each year but other than that, I can be tempted by outside projects.





Cinema 4D

After Effects





Logic Pro




Video CoPilot Element & Optical Flares



Turbulence FD (3D)

Qube Renderer

This project was created for the Dodgers opening video during the 2012 season, the 50th Anniversary of Dodger Stadium.


I built the Dodger Stadium model in Cinema 4D. Although I had worked with 3D packages for many years before, I didn't know Cinema 4D at the time and used the model to learn the program. Which in hindsight was a really stupid idea. I learned the hard way which sometimes is the best way but I should've probably started with something a little bit smaller in scope!


 I created a present day model of the current stadium but also created a version of what the stadium would've looked like in 1962, shown here in this project.


This video was a beast. I created every shot and although it was a little too ambitious and generated a lot of late nights, I was very happy with the final product.