Concept, Illustration and Art Director in San Francisco, California. Clients include: Parallax Media, Nickelodeon Books, Random House, Disney Junior, Disney Publishing, Disney interactive, Lego, Pocket Gems, Ghostbot, Zynga, Electronic Arts, and more.
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I grew up an on military bases all over the US. My father was a career soldier and also taught English Literature at West Point Military Academy. Additionally, I was deeply influenced by both my mother, a life long amazing textile artist, and my grandmother's lifelong passion and dedication to the arts. While I was growing up, I was always so inspired by my grandmother's passion, displayed everywhere in her apartment that was covered with her paintings, even fan art! She introduced me to many techniques and interesting ideas in the art world that I'd not heard about elsewhere.
We ended up in Chicago, eventually, where I lived a block away from a movie theater. I saw every single movie the the little theater offered, and became enamored by film making. I attended the American Academy of Art in downtown Chicago, and joined the historic 'Palette and Chisel' Art League, where I met the most incredible painters who deeply inspired me, and still do to this day. Since moving to San Francisco eighteen years ago, I've been working in games, but this year, 2018, I'm taking time off to develop my personal work - finally!