The ability to see the creation and beauty of art in everyday life; the normal and the unusual, is something I find useful in developing artistic ideas and projects. To become a better artist, one must surround themselves and involve themselves in a broad spectrum of human emotion and actions. I graduated from a respected art college with a BA degree. For five years I learned strong design skills and the relevant technology to produce outstanding art pieces. I was immersed in that environment. At the time of my graduation, I chose to take a freelance direction for my career. I chose this route so I could make time for all the things in my life I had neglected in the five years I was in school; surfing, travel, out-rigging, to name a few. Rounding out my life, expanding my focus, helps me in becoming the accomplished and talented artist I wish to become. The world is filled with unimaginable beauty and unforgiving ugliness, and an artist who wants to become successful in their skills must be aware of them. This beauty and ugliness and complexity of life is why my passion and natural talent lies in art. Life holds so many visions. Art allows one to create scenes that cannot exist except in one’s imagination, scenes that make the viewer want to be there. Every project I work on, whether it be a company logo or a fully rendered and animated 3D creative, I put my whole heart and soul into it. I cherish the ability I hold in my hands and in my mind and I cherish each day I live, be it an ugly day or a beautiful day. I consider myself a general artist, which means I have the ability to work on a production team using 2-D and 3-D forms of creativity. I have 8 years experience as a digital artist on all forms, but I also enjoy staying close to my roots and create more traditional forms of fine-art. I have gained a lot of knowledge as a freelance artist. You learn a lot about the business side of professional freelance work; working with a multitude of clients and adapting yourself to their business practices. You learn flexibility and commitment. But freelance work lacks the opportunity to work with other artists, to gain new inspiration and to learn from them. As a committed professional with a strong work ethic, I have the ability to successfully perform the needed responsibilities as a member of any team.
Orange County Regional Advisory Board (Media Arts Curriculum) - Vital Link