David Patton - hosenpants@gmail.com

LowbrowSammy

Juniper Lee - Megas XLR - Sammy - Jumanji - Petsmart.com

EXPERIENCE:

WARNER BROS STUDIOS
Color Stylist / October 2009 - Present

Currently employed as a Color Stylist - props, characters and effects - for the 1/2 hour cartoon "Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc.". The show is a contemporary re-boot of the Scoody-Doo world with more of an emphasis on action and the town and parents of the gang. Art Directed by Dan Krall.

CARTOON NETWORK STUDIOS
Color Stylist / April 2003 - June 2006

Employed as a Color Stylist - props, characters and effects - for the 1/2 hour cartoon "Megas XLR". The show referred to Anime in look and feel, but spins a story of a giant robot from the future, found and modified by a hot-rod mechanic in present day New Jersey. Later worked on "The Life and Times of Juniper Lee", a bit of a take on Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the heroine performing no actual slaying but much juggling of school and super responsibilities as the human charged with managing the interactions between the world of magic and non-magic. Lots of magical creatures and effects. Art Directed by Alan Bodner.

PETSMART.COM
Senior Designer / March 2000 - May 2002

I managed the daily and weekly workload for a team of six designers for a leading online pet retailer. I was the creative lead, as well as the liaison to marketing, responsible for managing needs and expectations. Members of my team and I designed: offers, announcements, weekly newsletter etc., for the site. We worked on two site redesigns and several holiday facelifts. We also re-created RCSteele.com, the online presence of the successful print catalogue which was later folded into Petsmart.com. I also served as interim Creative Director during a four month search for a CD.

SONY PICTURES/COLUMBIA TRI-STAR
Color Stylist / August 1997 - March 2000

I colored digital backgrounds for 1/2 hour television cartoons “Jumanji“ for three seasons and one season of the David Spade project “Sammy”. After scanning, background illustrations were colored in Photoshop then proofed by Producer/Creative Director. I annotated the backgrounds in Painter and printed them before they were sent to Korea where the finished cartoons were assembled.

CITYSEARCH.COM
Web Designer / June 1996 - August 1997

As part of the early team of designers, I created quality websites for Citysearch communities. Other responsibilities included traveling to Salt Lake City to teach sales teams the possibilities and parameters of site design. I was sent to Washington D.C. to teach our working methods to designers of the Washingtonpost.com who would be using the Citysearch engineering to power their own city-guide. On behalf of the business development and marketing departments, I acted as the design department liaison, explaining design capabilities and facilities to potential partners and investors as they toured our offices.


EDUCATION:
Master of Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design - December 1995
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Utah - May 1989

SKILLS, APPLICATIONS and AFFILIATIONS:

Frequent use: Photoshop, ImageReady, multiple browsers, text editors, ftp apps, Acrobat, etc. and various other productivity and internet apps, weblogs. Familiar with: HTML, Indesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, typography, MS Office, photography and digital audio software. Skilled in usability and visual design, working in groups. Platforms: Windows-based and Macintosh computers. Member of Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Local 839 IATSE.