You need amazing graphics, done before your deadline and within your budget. You need the art but you also want reliability and great communication. You want to do the other parts of your job without worrying about where your designer disappeared to this time. Your boss is waiting, your clients are waiting. You just want to get home, slip into your sweats and get that glass of wine.
My name is D.J. and I’m here to help make those things happen for you.
From commercial signage to TV animation to magazines and even courtroom demonstratives, I’ve created professional art and animation for people just like you for over 20 years.
You can have amazing illustration and beautifully designed graphics and still keep your sanity. Give me a shout.
Skills You Need Me to Have Even if You Don’t Know It
I’m a master of the Adobe Design Suite, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, and a bunch of other apps you’ve probably never heard of and don’t need to (that’s my job). I know how to both design and set up files that are ideal for output in multiple formats. That’s important because it will save you lots of time and money later on. Isn’t that nice of me?
Communicating with Me is Super Easy
We can skype, facetime, email, text, tweet, or chat on the phone. 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. I travel well.
Other Stuff You Don’t Really Need to Know but You’re Here Anyway
I also started a little company called Sparky Firepants. We screen print apparel and other items. 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.
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 weirdos.