Since my completion in animation from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009, I have been commissioned for several freelance projects including Thirst/3st (Chicago), 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 lets 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 mindset. I have a very strong work ethic and dedication that drives my passion for creating and working well with colleagues. 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 and error are what make us better artists.