Being a visual artist is the only thing I ever really wanted to do.
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.
True, my conceptual wheels may start spinning early on, but I don’t put pencil to paper until I know where you’re coming from and exactly where you want to go.
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.
We can skype, facetime, email, text, tweet, or chat on the phone. I typically work from my studio, but I can and do travel everywhere (my passport is current) and I can set up shop in your office if necessary.
I also started a little company called Sparky Firepants. Yep. It’s as fun as it sounds.
I live in Los Angeles with my wife, kids, dog, cat and a ’66 VW Beetle named Helga.
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