LOCATION: Burbank, CA
PRIMARY MEDIA: Digital [Photoshop], pencil, ink
EDUCATION: Brigham Young University [BFA animation, 2009]
Freelance character designer [Sony Pictures Animation]
Character designer [The SPA Studios]
Tangled: The Series [artist, Disney Television Animation]
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ARTISTIC ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND FROM WHO?
There are too many to count, but I do recall one that has stuck in my mind. I ran into Marcelo Vignali in 2011 at the CTN event in Burbank. He was kind enough to share some advice in regards to trying to break into the industry. Marcelo told me not to worry about what roof you were working under, but rather focus on your growth as an artist, storyteller, and designer by constantly pushing yourself in your craft. His advice shaped a new way of thinking about the industry. I have found that collaborating with respectful, passionate, and creative friends, regardless of what studio, has been far more fulfilling than the projects themselves.