I’ve been an artist with big dreams ever since I was a kid. I wanted to grow up and make movies like Steven Spielberg or design video games like Mortal Kombat or Final Fantasy. I ended up going to art school and majored in Computer Animation, but I got burned out before I graduated. I finished my degree, but didn’t put a lot of effort into finding a job in the field because I lost interest.
I fell in love with punk rock music and breakdancing oddly enough. I started making my own beats and that helped me escape the drudgery of keyframes and hours of rendering – the life of the animator. I also started noticing who was doing the artwork for my favorite punk bands at the time and they inspired something within me that made me want to do it myself. I didn’t need a real job, so I started freelancing for bands I liked.