Born in the hills and bred on printer’s ink, art supplies, and Saturday morning cartoons, I found inspiration in my surroundings and the magic of moving images. Healthy doses of late night monster movies, comics, and fire pit storytelling seeded my appetite to create. Part mad scientist and part artist, I’m an illusionist, a yarn spinner, a maker, a storyteller. Where technology, art, and story collide is my happy spot. My work is informed by a design-driven ethos whether it’s filmmaking, typography, motion design and animation, or solving a creative problem with non-traditional methods. An engaging end result is the goal, and I apply a unique skill set to get there that may include super glue and popsicle sticks as well as the latest digital tools. Great ideas often come from unexpected places.
I started my creative career at a young age working in my family’s design, printing, and sign shop. After a degree in fine arts and media design, I worked as a Broadcast Designer, News Videographer, and Commercial Producer for CBS, Fox, and a variety of freelance clientele. This led to the world of advertising and entertainment as an Art Director, Cinematographer, and Animator producing short and long-form content for national brands, television networks, and Hollywood studios. I have managed large scale productions and creative teams for over a decade and built video production and post teams, infrastructure, processes, and studios from the ground up. I have 360° knowledge and experience in all aspects of film and video production, post, sound design, motion design, 3D animation, and visual effects. I’m well-versed in the languages of art, advertising, branding, design, and filmmaking and occasionally speak about such things at various colleges and institutions.
A few of my heroes include Mom and Dad, Phil Tippet, Batman, Roger Deakins, Ridley Scott, Oscar the Grouch, Boris Karloff, Stan Lee, Vincent Price, Frankenstein’s Monster(He just wanted to be loved.), Al Jaffee, Ray Harryhausen, Frank Frazetta, Yoda, Bernie Wrightson, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Leonardo da Vinci, Guillermo del Toro, Neil Armstrong, Keith Ward, The Wolfman, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Nikola Tesla, Edward Gorey, and Scooby Doo.
Please note: Heroes are subject to change.