TEACHING  ______________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                         STUDENT WORK SAMPLE CLICK HERE

    Montclair State University - Montclair, NJ

               Assistant Professor - Motion Graphics Dec' 16 - present

     Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY - Jan. '16 - May '16

   Visiting Assistant Professor - Animation 2 (Junior Animation Production)

     Saddle River Day School - Saddle River, NJ - Oct. ’15 - present

                         Animation Teacher, Curriculum Design / Technology Integration

                Kean University - Robert Busch School of Design - Union, NJ. Jan. '11 - June '15

                         Assistant Professor - Motion Graphics 1, Motion Graphics 2, Motion Graphics 3, 

                         Expressive Imaging, Visual Form, & Critical Perspectives

                Santa Rosa Junior College - Santa Rosa, CA. Sept. - Dec. ‘09

                          Reader / Grader - Introduction to Film History and Film Forum

                Cal Arts (California Institute of the Arts) - Valencia, CA. May '08

                          Guest Lecturer - Animated Documentary and Entrepreneurial Studies

                St. Mary’s College of California - Moraga, CA. Jan. ‘04, Jan. '05

                          Guest Lecturer -  Poems as Visual Objects

                University of Southern California (USC)  - Annenberg Center for Communication - Institute for

                          Multimedia Literacy & Jefferson High School - LA, CA. Dec. ’00 - May ’02

                          Technology Integrator - Art History, Religion, US History & Immigration

              CONFERENCES  ___________________________________________________________

                Future of Storytelling (FoST) New York City, NY 2016.

                Motion Conference, Albuquerque, NM (fellowship) 2014.

                TED Active, Whistler, BC, March 2104, Palm Springs, CA, March 2013.

                Re-Defining Animation, 25th Society for Animation Studies Conference, LA, CA, June 2013.

                MODE (Motion Design) Summit, Notre Dame, University, Sound Bend IN, April 2013.

              TV ANIMATION  ___________________________________________________________

                Harvard Business Review - “The Explainer - Blue Ocean Strategy” Nov. 16 - May '17

                                      Animation Director / Animator - Created 2 minute explainer videos for HBR website

                WE Women's Entertainment Network - "Bridezillas" - Los Angeles, CA. Feb. - June '06

                          Director, 9 short animated episodes promoting "Bridezillas" TV series

                Cartoon Network - "Sunday Pants" Series - Los Angeles, CA. Feb. - Sept. '05

                          Creator / Director / Producer, “Food Court Diaries" - animated documentary shorts

                Disney Television - "Locker Genie" - Burbank, CA. Aug. - Oct. ’04

                          Development Artist, (Character and Background Designer) for series development

                MTV Animation - “Celebrity Deathmatch” - New York City, NY. Feb. ’99 - June ’00

                          Special Effects Designer, Seasons Two, Three and Four

                Sesame Street - Tel Aviv, Israel. Jan. ’97 - Jan. ’98

                          Art Director / Character Designer - The Palestinian / Israeli Sesame Street

              FILM ANIMATION  ________________________________________________________

                “Backseat Bingo" Animated Documentary Independent Film - LA, CA. Sept. '02 - Jan. '04

                          Producer / Director / Animator – Travelled internationally to 180 film festivals. Won 25 awards.

                          Winner: HBO Comedy Arts Festival , Honorable Mention: IDA Awards, Screened: SXSW,

                          Telluride, AFI Fest, Ottawa Animation. Aired exclusively on IFC

              PRINT / MULTIMEDIA  ______________________________________________________

                Feel Good Kids Multimedia - Nov. '05 - Present

                          Art Director / Partner - Developed over 20 titles (books and brochures). Publications

                          distributed by Pharmaceutical companies for education and behavior modification

                Shire - "A Child’s Guide to Concentrating For Kids with ADHD" - LA, CA. Nov. - Dec. '05

                          Creative Producer - CD ROM teaching behavior modification for kids with ADHD

                Eduself / Heinley & Heinley - “The Secret of the Golden Jewel” - TA, Israel. Aug. - Sept. ’98

                          Art Director - 6 CD ROM teaching English

              EDUCATION  _________________________________________________________________

                            University of Southern California (USC),  School of Cinematic Arts, Division of Animation and

                          Digital Arts, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

                          M.F.A. in Animation, Phi Kappa Phi & Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship

                Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1993

                          B.S. in Fine Art, Cum Laude & “Faculty Award” for artist that shows the most promise