I have always had the ability to draw even before I could produce memories, from my first days on this planet my mother would tell me how well I could do it. I was always the artist in my high school always doodling in class and drawing Caricatures of staff and Ninja Turtles for my peers. I studied computer graphics at NYIT.
I was part of a few short documentary films published in the New York Times Op Doc “Richard Twice” and “Santa is a Psychedelic Mushroom” and featured as an animator for both. I created sequences first with storyboarding and then with cell animation using a Cintiq. The director and I had worked closely together on revisions of the storyboarding and animations. I held the position of animator for the first time and it was exciting and new for me. I along with a team produced a piece of work which I was pleased to be a part of. It is a medium that is so satisfying when you get to see your work really come to life.
I’ve been published as an illustrator in “The Ultimate Secret, Dr. Steven Cangiano 2018.” I created a series of 12 black and white illustrations in which I was provided the titles of the several chapters and sections of the book. It was my responsibility to provide thumbnail illustrations and see them through any revisions requested to the final illustration.
I have held the title of Story Board Artist on a number of times through Warshaw Blumenthal, working on projects on site directly with the client and remotely, and sometimes I would work on a project in cooperation with another artist as a colorist.
Ive worked as a layout artist for a comic book company named Double Take, where my duties were to take the script and turn them into sequential art as pencil drawings for the inker and colorist to follow.
Story Boarding, Cell Animation, Concept Design, Character Design, Traditional Artwork.
I love traveling this great big world with my art supplies, a fresh sketch journal, a good latte and a story to tell. I like the sounds of the Eighties and Films of the decade too. It seems things were still sacred back then. I like to be on the road with no destination. I like to cook. I like learning about my family’s history it helps me stay grounded.