Since my completion in animation from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009, I have been commissioned for several freelance projects including Wirestone (Chicago), Fenton Design Studios and Uncut Comics. I also spent time teaching animation and concept development as a Lecture Professor with Doug Hudson, the Animation Director for the Kansas City Art Institute's School of Design, through the 2010-2011 school year.
Even though I have exceptional skills in 3D and Motion Graphics animation methods, I also have a talent for design and concept development. This let's me handle any size project from Graphic Design work to creating/producing short 3D animations.
With all these earned skills and technology capabilities, I have also developed a "can do" working mind set. I have a very strong work ethic and dedication (to my colleagues) that drives my passion for creating and working well with others. Art is my world. If I'm not at my desk working on my next great idea, I'm usually out and about to experience life to the fullest.
I feel that inspiration can come from anywhere at anytime; whether it's a new form of Motion Graphics that is starting to emerge or breath-taking CG effects in the newest blockbusters. I find that not all true inspiration comes from the next new technology, but more from looking at the past and the present. We take from what we have learned and apply these past techniques to new forms of media. Experimentation, happy accidents and trial-error are what make us better artists, and without this we would have nothing to show for it.