I am a freelance illustrator with a background in CG and traditional art and education, and also a Digital Innovator with Nike. I have created artwork and animation for print, broadcast, and game projects since 1991, producing character designs and 3D animation for clients such as LAIKA/House, SEGA, Disney Interactive, Intel, and Columbia Sportswear. In 2013, I created illustrations for my first chapter book, Ordinary Dogs, Extraordinary Friendships (Graphic Arts Press, 2013) which earned praise from Kirkus reviews.
For ten years, I served as a full-time Instructor at the Art Institute of Portland and Washington State University (Vancouver), teaching 3D Animation, Modeling, Setup, and Senior 3D Production Classes. I have also created original online course content for Treehouse Learning, the Virtual Training Company, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and Lynda.com.
I have a BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, and an MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. When I'm not working, I stay busy painting, playing music, hiking, and spending time with my family.