Born and raised in New Jersey I moved to Chicago to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. There I received my BFA with a focus on Illustration and Animation. I've always had a passion for art, wildlife and education. I was fortunate enough to combine two of my loves with my job as Art Director for I CAN Learn Education Systems for 15 wonderful years. There I was able to be deeply involved in the creation of all the artwork used for the software which is dedicated to educating under-performing schools and children in Mathematics. I've had the honor and privilege to train and work along side of some of the most amazing artists and people in the Chicagoland area.
Working now for WMS Gaming and continuing freelance work has offered up a wonderful mix of opportunities and fun challenges. My work includes animation, illustration, concept art, storyboards, interactive media design, motion graphics, print, web design and identity design. Clients of mine have ranged from educators, doctors, record labels, Brookfield Zoo, The Field Museum, The American Advertising Federation all the way to World Wrestling Entertainment.
I'm inspired daily by the amazing artists I've had luxury to cross paths with along with a list to large to name individually of great people who have done something amazing with a pencil and paint. There's a lot out there.
Having fun with what I do is what keeps me smiling. When I'm not at my desk I can be found drawing in the wild, steamrolling around the streets on my bicycle, traveling, camping, birdwatching or attempting to do all at once. :)
Thanks for taking the time to read this little blurb about me. If you feel I can be a fit for a project you have in mind, contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Enjoy the day,
P.S. If you're wondering why "Horsepuppy"...a while back I had the Greatest Great Dane buddy ever. A younger cousin of mine met him and shouted "Horsey!". When she was told he was a puppy she shouted "Horsepuppy!!!" The name just stuck with me ever since. Thanks Lucy!