Feb 2020– Present

Shaggy Beast Studios Ltd

Art Director and Co Founder

Animation outsourcing

Feb 2018 – Present


Animation College (Yoobee Animation College)

Senior Tutor/Lecturer

Tutor for 120 + students, teaching Design, 3D art, 2D concept, VFX

and 3D animation

Aug 2015 – Nov 2017


Ninja Kiwi / Senior Artist

Bloons Tower Defense 6 Senior Artist and studio Concept Artist

Environment design and character creation from concept to final


Aug 2013 – 2015


South Seas Film and Television school

Senior 3D Tutor

Tutor for 32 + students, teaching Design, 3D art, 2D concept, VFX

and 3D animation


Feb 2011 – May -2013


GameLoft NZ / Principal Artist

Principal artist for the Hasbro titles.

Ice Age Lead Artist and studio Principal Artist

My little Pony Lead Artist and studio Principal Artist

Art direction and Tuition for a team of artists.

Environment design and characters creation from concept to final



June 2010 - Dec 2010


Supermassive Games Ltd / Art Director.

Art Direction and Concept artist for up and coming titles for Sony's PS3 Move.


Sept 2008 – June 2010


Codemasters + Mill Film / Senior Concept Artist 3D Artist.


Preproduction, world and character concept creation, world art

design and development. Film and Cut scene direction with Mill film and on-site art direction with



August 2007 – Sept 2008 (contractor)


Electronic Arts UK Ltd & Moving Picture Company

Harry Potter and the half Blood Prince

Concept art, Animation and cutscene direction


Nov 2007 – August 2008


Outso LTD Lead Artist / Concept Artist / Outsource manger.

Sony Home & Sony Home Internal Character Development

Lead artist for the Sony Home Beta: Media and Events. Art direction and managing a team of artists.

Environment design and characters from concept to final rig. Also controlling the quality from outsource

studios. mentor to junior artists.


June 2007 –Nov 2007


Criterion (EA) 3D Artist Modeller / World Artist /Concept Artist

Burnout Paradise

World and Environment models creation

Additional vehicle Art. Creating finishes, designs and decals for in game car and vehicle models

Burnout Dominator

World and Environment model creation.

Direction and Conception of the FMV and cut scenes. Pre-visualisation  rendering and Compositing of the


Burnout Freestyle (DS)

Concept Artist, 3D artist, Animator


May 2006 – June 2007


Electronic arts Ltd (UK) 3D Artist modeller Concept Artist

Road Rash (Next GEN & PSP)

Concept Artist, Character and style Development, Character Modelling and Animation.


Additional Concept Art & Additional Character Art.


Jan 2005 – March2006


Sony Computer Entertainment Europe 3D Artist / Modeller Cut scene Artist

24 the game PS2,

World Artist, Environment creation, Cut scene integration and lighting

F1 for the Play station 3

World Artist, Environment Scene Asset creation.


June 2004 – Jan 2005


Climax Entertainment Ltd Senior Artist /3D Artist


Environment and World Art Creation


May 2002 – june2004


Frontier Developments Ltd 3D Artist / Concept Artist

Wallace and Grommit: Project Zoo,

Character Modeller, World and Environment art, FMV art direction, Render and final composition of the

Intro & FMV

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

3D Modeller and Concept artist


May 1999 – June 2002


Freelance Model Maker /Animator

Various digital animation projects - including contract work for Television New Zealand and own


Black Stallion (advertisement) Yukfoo Animation

Position – Animator /Compositor/ Model maker.

ZFM (advertisement) Yukfoo Animation

Position - Animator /Compositor/ Model maker.


May 1999 – June 2002


Scott Panel and Hardware / Kitchen Cad Teacher

3-D CAD teacher and support

Software consultant and trainer,

New Zealand Furniture and Joinery region trainer and support facilitator responsible for 128 national

site and maintenance.


May 1997–March1999


lanzet UK Ltd / Kitchen Cad Teacher

Kitchen Draughtsmen

3D Draughtsmen for the U.K kitchen industry. Responsible for the design for the kitchen cabinetry for

Lanzet Kitchens and their Customers.


Nov 1994 –Feb1997


the Kitchen Centre

Kitchen Draughtsmen

3D Draughtsmen. Responsible for the design for the kitchen cabinetry for The Kitchen Centre and their


  • MAYA

  • 3DSMax

  • Mudbox

  • Zbrush

  • Photoshop

  • Topogun

  • Unity

  • Adobe Photo-shop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Painter

  • Arnold

  • Redshift

  • Mental Ray

  • 3D Coat

  • Mari

  • + many more


UK/US English

New Zealand Born (Kiwi)

  • 2019 Post Graduate Certificate in Design, Auckland University and Technology

  • 1993.1994 Diploma in Decorative Art, Auckland Unitech

  • 1993.1994 Certificate in Interior Decoration Carrington Polytechnic

  • 1990 Certificate in Graphic Design Manukau Institute of Technology





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