I grew up on a small family farm where working hard was the only option, things had to always be fixed with what was on hand. Now I create 3D illustration and stop-motion animation with what is at arms reach here in the studio. Making my images come to life with textures, light and elbow grease. My illustrations and animations have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, and HOW. The Society of Illustrators has awarded three golds and a silver medal for both illustrative and motion work. His stop-motion animated films have screened at various festivals including Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival. He authored and illustrated The Look Book, and has illustrated the children's books Here Comes The Garbage Barge, The Beginner’s Guide to Running Away From Home, and The Secret Subway.