I'm an artist at heart but I try to be a good guy and its more
rewarding to be. I can be dashing, goofy, humble, passionate;
intelligent, naive, eccentric but ultimately caring. At the very
least I'm memorable so that counts for something!
But in all honesty, I can definitely write eloquently...but I can
be a real dork in person sometimes. An endearing dork but still a
dork. I have my goofy moments, my snarky remarks, I'm even
borderline cartoonish (I'm in animation after all). And whatever
charming mature demeanor I have will immediately go away in the
presence of a kitten. But I never try to do it on purpose, it kinda
just comes naturally. I just try my best to be ME instead of
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a visual artist who recently completed my MFA in Animation. I'm
now currently work up in North Hollywod at an up-and-coming design
production studio doing motion graphics, compositing, and color
I've lived here for three years but I'm newish in spirit to the
area (born in Louisana, grew up in Texas), but I already know that
this is where I belong and where I can flourish. I'm taking
advantage of some incredible opportunities at the moment and having
some adventures along the way.
Also involved in a number of visual music projects, which is my
passion. Animation and music is just awesome together and I feel
great when Im able to create new projects.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty decent enough at different art mediums like drawing,
painting, acting, filmmaking, animating, and I wouldn't consider
myself a good singer but I DO like to be in musicals. I can cook,
paint, build things if need be, moderately good at math, a good
listener (although I have a sinking suspicion that my hearing's
getting worse...) and a good talker.
I'm very reliable when it comes to time management and if you need
me to be somewhere, you can bet that I'll be there on time and
ready to go. It's hard for me to say no but I'm just trying to be a
good guy, figuring that every good deed is worth it in the end,
even when it backfires. Life's too short to be bitter.
The first things people usually notice about me
In all honesty my voice. I have a certain way with words (not to
mention a peculiar dialect) that makes it seem like I'm acting
rather than being normal. The truth is that's just the way I am. Im
an acquired taste but Im just being, well, me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies (Some Favorites or Just the Kind of Movies I Like):
Goodfellas, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Jurassic Park, The Fountain, The
Tree of Life, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Godfather Part I & II,
Ed Wood, Scott Pilgrim, Amadeus, Children of Men, Gladiator,
ParaNorman, Redline (the crazy-insane Madhouse anime not that
dreadful 2007 live-action flick), Ratatouille, Django Unchained,
Anchorman, Step Brothers, Cabin in the Woods, The Proposition,
Classic Disney Movies, How To Train Your Dragon...just a lot of
animated films. It's my business!
Shows: Food Network (like ANYTHING on the Food Network), Breaking
Bad, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, Sopranos, The
Wire, American Dad, Bob's Burgers, Shark Tank, Gordon Ramsay (it's
a guilty pleasure, I know), Daily Show, Colbert Report, South Park,
adult_swim, Adventure Time, Regular Show
Food: I'm as adventurous as an eater as you can find. I'm a foodie
just without the pretentious blog or obnoxious amount of
Instagrammed plates of food. Some of my happiest moments have been
over a tasty meal.
The six things I could never do without
My mama (yes I still say Mama), my brothers (Im a middle kid), my
Dad, whatever wonderful woman I could be with down the road, and
same goes for whatever cat I end up with.
Oh and my Apple devices; my precious iPad and iPhone. I'd be adrift
without them. Not to mention email...
Also: color sense. I love color, I admire the color spectrum and
losing any color would be awful.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about how I can push my work and art
to the next level, especially with my thesis coming up. I think
about the future and just making sure that I can succeed but also
be secure and stable if things don't go according to plan.
I think of my family and my friends; even my classmates and have
been wondering a lot about where Im at five years down the road. I
have an idea it's just really daunting but nonetheless exciting.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing at home, working on a project, catching a film, or going
to an event/party/social. Nothing says you got through the work
week than a double gin and tonic.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would join you for a Disney movie marathon any day of the week;
this shouldn't be too shocking since I'm in animation but I'd even
sit down and enjoy Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Mulan, Snow White,
any of the princess flicks. I think Sleeping Beauty's GORGEOUS
Forewarned: I do have an opinion of Frozen and it's a fairly long
You should message me if
You'd like to have a good conversation, a good meal, a great night,
a great friend, and hopefully something more.
"Friend-zone" is bullcrap, I know that. I'm being nice 'cause it's
the right thing to do. If it ends up being romance, awesome. If
it's friendship, just as awesome. Let's see where things go!