Adjunct FacultyRichland College
Executive creative director of Element X Creative since it opened in 2005, Chad teaches storyboarding in GAME 1302 Interactive Storyboarding and Design.
After growing up in Iowa and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois, a behind-the-scenes featurette on the movie Independence Day changed his life forever. He brought his new degree to Dallas and added a degree in computer animation from the Art Institute.
Taking a brief detour before diving into the entertainment world head-first, he founded Expandmail, a pioneer service in sending videos through email and a forerunner to YouTube, Hulu and Skype. The unique, groundbreaking technology garnered international attention and was awarded several patents.
However, the lure of storytelling was still strong. In 2005, he went back to his true passion and started his own Animation/VFX studio, Element X Creative. He has produced projects for clients around the world and for numerous Fortune 500 brands. See his work.