I was born with the art bug. My mother told me that I was 2 years old when I drew my first recognizable picture; it was Garfield. From then on, there wasn’t a safe piece of paper in the house. When we were 10 and 8 years old, my grandmother enrolled my brother and me in art classes. This was an experience that benefited us both greatly.
Throughout high school, my one year of art school at CCS in Detroit, MI, I learned a lot, honed my abilities and improved my techniques. I took a position as a graphic designer at a sign shop in 2003, and started learning the Adobe suite. From there, my primary medium became digital media. I then moved to Portland, and enrolled into a Visual Effects and Motion Graphics program at the Art Institute. I only ended up going for half of my degree before opting out of continuing my schooling there, and with my new found knowledge of video and animation, moved on to get my current job.
For the past 5.5 years, I've been working for a Marketing and Advertising firm located here in Portland, OR. I am the Senior Designer and my focuses at work are mainly, storyboarding, concept art, graphic design, illustration, 3D modeling / texturing / lighting / animating / rendering, video editing, visual effects work, and photography.
I am currently leaving my options open as far as freelance projects and a potential new full-time opportunity that may arise, but I'm pretty picky, so let's chat!