About

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         I fell in love with comic books at an early age and ended up honing my skills throughout highschool until becoming accepted to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. It was here that i learned not only the basics, but also what i truly loved doing: world building. I began designing environments and creatures in my spare time, pushing the limits of my imagination and expanding my visual library. I graduated school in 2017 and began working freelance for various clients until landing a Job at Powerhouse Animation studios, where i am currently working as an Environment Artist on Netflix's Castlevania! 

         I am inspired by the 80s cartoons I loved growing up, despite not growing up in the 80s (Popeye, Johnny Quest, He-Man) as well as the mass amounts of media i consumed in the form of anime and comics. I truly love mythology. I find the grandious characters and stories unendingly interesting  so there is no shortage of mythological nods in my work. I aspire to use my influences and lend my skills to whatever project has me, bringing my own unique flavor and aesthetic to the table.



Education                                         College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

                                                            BFA, May 2017, Major: Illustration

Honors                                               2013 honorable mention Scholastic Art Competition

                                                            2013 College for Creative Studies Scholarship

Computer Skills                               Adobe Photoshop, Zbrush, Maya, DAZ studio

 

Studio Skills                                      Traditional illustration and painting, Digital illustration

Experience:

September 2015 to May 2017           College for Creative Studies, Detroit Michigan, MI

                                                                   Resident Assistant

  • Guide new student residents and resolve conflict
  • Organize and host student events
  • Patrol Grounds and keep peace

July 2014 to Present                               Various Clients, Working Remotely, Austin, TX

                                                                  Freelance Narrative/Cover Illustrator

  • Illustrated series of children’s book covers/13 page book
  • Created Cover Title, Font and Graphics
  • Hired to Ideate, Design and complete Fantasy Novel Cover

June 2017 to Present                                  Powerhouse Animation Studios, Austin, TX

                                                                   Environment Artist

  • Designs and paints backgrounds for Netflix's Castlevania Series
  • Designs Props, Vehicles andother background assets
  • Creates and designs promotional artwork

Showcases                                        2014 Kotaku, The Best of Kotaku, week of january 27

                                                            2017 Concept Art Empire, Orc and Goblin Concept Art Design Gallery