November 22, 2019No Comments

Celebrating Ten Years of Freelancing!

It’s been 10 years since I cashed my first check as a freelancer. Beyond a source of income, it’s giving my lifestyle the freedom, which in hindsight, has been a dream come true.

In 2007 I had dropped out of art school at in LA. $30k in debt and with loan payments looming...

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August 15, 2016No Comments

Let the Stars Be Your Guide: Google Maps as Your Perfect Travel Companion

“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age “— (Matthew 28:20, in reference to Google Maps)

This year I travelled for five months, through 14 countries with my one true friend, Google Maps. The following, are ways to use the service before, during and after your travels...

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June 13, 2015No Comments

Staying Organized — a Project Folder Structure

We can all agree that on projects, digital or otherwise organization is an essential part of working efficiently. 

A motion graphics project can very quickly amass a huge amount of assets — reference images, storyboards, client files, PSD's, AE projects, textures, footage, image sequences, audio, fonts, and then multiple incremental versions and revisions of each...

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October 27, 2014No Comments

Data Retention and Your Digital Past

If you're like me, then you've got got a box of hard drives in your closet.

My archive of past motion graphics projects has reached 4TB. Add a photo library of 60,000+ images, 400GB of MP3s, dozens of hours of HD footage and everything else I've accrued in 10 years as a digital artist, and I've got 12TB of data — as my mom would say — spread “from hell to breakfast”...

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April 24, 2014No Comments

Render Farming

What to do with a studio full of vacant computers

The process of creating motion graphics takes a lot of processing power, and as effects get more complex and output resolutions increase the result is often longer render times. Times where your workflow grinds to a halt and you've got nothing left to do but wait — or god forbid, sleep...

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February 16, 2014No Comments


adjective 1. having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future.

I'm pretty sure my hairline has started receding...

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June 6, 2013No Comments

Prints on Society6

I spent two months in New Zealand living in a van, bathing in the ocean and shooting photos.

After I got home I wasn't really sure what do with this strange, grainy, body of work which I shot on thrift store found 35mm Camera. But I've decided to put some prints up for sale, which is something I've never done before...

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May 3, 2013No Comments

Ten things I learned, in 200 days away from home.

I just retuned home from seven months in Australia and New Zealand. I backpacked, worked, traveled, made new friends, got lost then made it home safely. I cannot overstate how much you learn when you leave your own country. Here are ten things...


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    April 25, 2013No Comments

    Tweets From Afar

    A Twitter recap of my experience with international freelancing...

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