BACKSTORY

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Many years ago, I submitted a comic instead of an essay to a university professor. After the usual round of corrective markup in the page margins, he handed the comic back and said, “Don’t stop doing this.”

I had intended to become a diplomat. I studied international law. I did contract work for the state Attorney General’s Office. And all the while, I kept drawing. I realized I did not enjoy cubicle office jobs and took a full time position at a nonprofit where I ran a television show, traveled a lot, and did a ton of video editing. Every night after work I would immediately start drawing. All weekend I would animate, making extra cash on the side until I had to turn people away because I couldn’t create more hours in a day.

I didn’t stop. I scribbled myself right into a full time animation business.

So, welcome! I specialize in 2D animation – everything from frame-by-frame to puppetry, backgrounds, and special effects. My work is done in Adobe Creative Cloud, namely with Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, Audition, After Effects, and Premiere. These programs are capable of making files compatible with other animation and video editing programs, so if you are using something else but still want to work with me, let me know your workflow and I’ll tell you how I can help out.

I have also been developing and presenting professional workshops since 2009. If you’d like to have me as a guest at your conference/convention to talk about animation or give an interactive animation workshop, feel free to get in touch using the contact page.