I was born and raised in Grand Junction, a small town in western Colorado, where I discovered passion for an artistic livelihood at an early age. I have been to over thirty different countries across the world and have been exposed to countless cultures and traditions.
I attended Western Colorado Community College while still in high school to begin taking steps towards an Associate’s degree in graphic design and communications. I learned valuable skills, such as visual and humorous storytelling, storyboarding, and 3D animation. Shortly after I moved to New Jersey to attend the Joe Kubert School of Graphic Design, where I further developed skills in animation and visual storytelling. While there, my work has reached the silver screen for the first time as a prop artist for Jeremy Wechter’s E-Demon (2018). Also, my visual storytelling reached initial publication in Peter Allan’s Toby the Crane (2015) and Toby the Crane to the Rescue (2017).
My primary career interest is illustrating children’s books, but I also enjoy humor and caricature, and my passions and interests branch into several other fields, including film and animation. I am progressive in a variety of tools and techniques, both digital and non-digital, and thus, I can do just about any type of art piece that a client might need.
Pen and Ink
Black-and-White Pencil Work
Digital Artwork & Digital Coloring
Humor and Caricature
Story Writing & Character Development
Conceptual Art Pieces
Pencil,ink, water colors, acrylic paintings, digital coloring and charcoal drawing.
Landscapes and concept design in acrylics and watercolors.
Portraits, cartoons and concept art.
Character development, cartooning, short stories and children stories.
Character development and design, visualization and hand-drawn animations.
Professional video editing, to include timing, lighting, colorization and post production.
I pride myself on my ability to be versatile, to stay aware of design trends, and to communicate effectively. I take care to meet my clients' strict deadlines. My peers see me as helpful, dedicated, and optimistic.
For fun. A demonstration of my animation exercises from a couple years back.
The best way to contact me is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And the best way to get know me and see if I’m right for your job is to either meet me in person and interview me, or to have me send sample work to decide if it’s what you are looking for. I am always open to employment opportunities.
When I’m given a task, I don’t do it just for a quick paycheck. I always try to make sure that the quality is worth your while, and that both of us are benefiting from the work relationship. I also try to make the work that I do stand out in the best way, so that it will appeal to the client and everyone that is shown my work.
I work alone but that's all I do so I can tackle relatively large-size projects. I would also welcome being part of a larger team.
I use Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects) as well as Manga Studio.
My rates typically depend on the project, and how much is invested in it. Please contact me to discuss the scope of the project and I will provide you with a clear, precise quote.
As long as I have some basic guidelines for what you'd like to see in a certain image, I can come up with a rendition that will suit what you are looking for. The way I typically do my work is I send in first draft samples for approval, and I make any changes you'd ask for. And if there is any issue with the final image I’ve produced, I can redo or make alterations to it as well (although any revisions after the first, I have to charge extra for).
My address for any monetary income is:
PO Box 1000
Denville, NJ, 07834