This website was created to present a vertical slice of my divergent artistic and professional interests in storytelling, character design, 2D and 3D digital media for illustration, graphic design and branding.
I was initially trained in the traditional visual arts, first at Fiorello LaGuardia High School, later graduating from Parson's School of Design's Illustration degree program, and finally the Passalacqua School for Illustration.
I got my start in interactive media in the early nineties, spent 8 years in animation at Walt Disney Feature Animation, 5 years in interactive gaming at Electronic Arts and taught at both Ringling School of Art and Design and currently at Full Sail University.
In this global arena it is important to be "multi-lingual" as an artist to be able to flexibly solve problems unique to the design goals of the visuals you make for your personal and professional work. I credit the training I recieved specifically at the David Passalacqua School for opening my eyes to a larger view of how to work for oneself and others.