This was my old illustration/3D portfolio. It's pretty old, so into the archives it goes! Click to enlarge.
Artist, Husband, Hockey Player, Purveyor of fine fast foods, catowner.
Animator at DreamWorks
• Kung Fu Panda 3
• Penguins of Madagascar
• How to Train Your Dragon 2
• Rise of the Guardians
• Kung Fu Panda 2
I was born in southern California at the tender age of 0. It was there that I learned to walk and talk, which I still do to this day. At the time, I had just one sibling, an older sister.
At age 3, I moved across the continent with my family to Pennsylvania. I spent my days playing with Lego, riding my bike, falling off swing sets, and bobsledding down our sloped driveway in the winter. I also developed a keen taste for Macaroni & Cheese. In kindergarten, I won my first art prize: a giant chocolate chip cookie (that was the prize, not the art in question). At around that time I gained a new sibling, a little brother.
At age 8, I moved back to southern California where I spent most of the next 9 years studying hard and watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. This is also when I started playing roller hockey (what else was a kid to do in Southern California in the 90s?). I continued to play into high school, and also began playing ice hockey (a natural transition).
At age 17, I once again moved, but this time to northern California where I continued to study hard and make new friends. A year later I was off to college at UC Berkeley where in between bouts of sleeping and eating I earned a BA in Psychology and played for the Cal Ice Hockey team.
Shortly after graduation I returned to study art at San Jose State University, where I became President of the ShrunkenHeadMan Club (animation/illustration club) and ruled with an iron fist. I employed the same tactics on my students as a Graduate Student Instructor a couple years later.
In 2009 I was given the amazing opportunity to continue animating at DreamWorks Animation, where I am to this day, wondering if my art will win me another cookie someday.