I'm a graduate of animation from the Kansas City Art Institute. At my core I am a storyteller and I use my work as vehicles for my stories. My work is largely character driven and I often find myself deeply invested in the character’s history and personalities. When my work flows smoothly, my characters and illustrations often spawn entire universes. As ideas grow and expand I want to bring as much life to them as possible, which is where my animation comes into play, allowing me to give them movement. Inspiration strikes me at random times through dreams and interactions, ranging from everything from sociopolitical discussions to particular shades of green. With my passion for storytelling and my skills as an animator/illustrator, I aspire to become a creative director for an animation or video game studio.
Favourite Visual Artist
Hyung-tae Kim, Osamu Tezuka, Kim Jung Gi, Tetsuya Nomura, Lesean Thomas, MC Escher
Works by, Tezuka, Miyazaki, Nolan, Abrams, Spielberg and others
Favourite TV Shows
A:TLAB, BACCANO!, Fringe
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Genres: Classical, Electronic, Hip Hop, Electro Hop, Dubstep, Various types of Rock
The Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy series, HP series, Pendragon series, LOTR, ASOIAF, Percy Jackson Series
There are too many to choose from
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS3 and 3DS
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, paper, erasers, various pens, Wacom Tablet, and imagination.
Sketching, Animating, Writing, Reading, Video games, thinking, researching...