As an eclectic artist, I always try to find opposing elements that I can bring together to express my interests and beliefs. In photography I use framing and concepts that allow me to capture the emotion of the scene, visually displaying them for others to connect with, while also strengthening my observational skills.
For my illustrations, I was able to put focus more on the elements that make up our world. This helped me to really understand the fundamentals that make up everything, helping me to develop character and story ideas, and adapt them into my other projects.
When it comes to animation, I bring together the emotional and framing elements from photography and then construct the elements using what I learned in illustration. Philosophy and science also significantly inform the films I have created by injecting my personal preferences and experiences to show who I am as an artist.
I graduated from Onondaga Community College in 2010 in Graphic Design. I then went on to study at Suny Oswego University, earning my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with a minor in Photography.
While there I studied a range of different art styles and mediums, including animation, illustration, and photography. While studying digital illustration, I co-created a comic book series called Awake, producing the first book and fully developing its universe.
Animation quickly became my primary focus as a career, and I trained in both 2D and 3D. Studying animation also led to my creating films using special effects; blending CGI and Cinematography and creating films composed of animation and live action.