Being a visual artist is the only thing I ever really wanted to do. Except swim the English Channel. That would be so cool. There’s still time, I’ll keep you posted.
From commercial signage to TV animation to magazines and even courtroom demonstratives, I’ve created art for clients in just about any industry you can think of. My approach to working with people is simple: listen first, design later.
Honestly, it’s more like drink coffee, do things. No coffee, no things done. I bet I’m the only person like that.
I’m a master of the Adobe Design Suite, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, and I work on both Mac and Windows platforms. An accomplished screen printer, I know how to both design and set up files that are ideal for output in multiple formats. That makes me sound like a real expert. It’s a good thing that I’m writing this instead of my High School Algebra teacher.
We can skype, facetime, email, text, tweet, or chat on the phone (please say text, please say text, please…). I typically work from my studio, but I’m happy to travel when necessary. I’ve been known to go as far as the mailbox. Just kidding. I’ve worked in Dubai, London, NYC, you name it. Jealous? That’s an okay feeling to have. That’s why God made alcohol and therapists.
I also started a little company called Sparky Firepants. We screen print apparel and other items. So no, the name doesn’t make any sense. You’re absolutely right.
I live in Los Angeles with my wife, kids, dog, cat and a ’66 VW Beetle named Helga. Not that you need to know that, I just thought it was nice to say. How are you?
More About Me
I served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1990 – 1994, earning multiple Achievement Medals during Desert Storm and the Bosnian Refugee Airlift.
Speaker, Presenter, Trainer
I’ve conducted seminars and workshops in:
2D Animation in After Effects • Motion Graphics Los Angeles
2D Animation • Chicago Children’s International Film Festival
Rock Your Clients Client Management Workshop • Gangplank Phoenix
Flash Animation • Saturday Academy Portland
Social Media for Small Business • Topanga Chamber of Commerce
My online guides and video tutorials have been downloaded by thousands of people around the world.
Author & Inventor
Wrote, illustrated and published the children’s book Road Trip with Rabbit & Squash
Invented, designed and independently published a super cool card game called Pants
Illustrated and published Happy Overload, a coloring book for everyone