Stickfigure Skateboarding

I would like to begin this first post with a story.

It's Friday. The year is 1999. I'm sitting at my desk and my mind is wandering. Thinking about kickflips and backside 180's, I decide to draw a stick figure of a skateboarder in my notebook. I create a flip book of a guy 360 flipping a 9 stair. I clench the pages tight and with my other hand, I flip through them. He lands it perfectly and rides away clean. Suddenly, a sheet of paper lands on top of him. It's last week's quiz. "C -" it says at the top in bright red ink. Bummer.

 Didn't see the pebble.

Didn't see the pebble.

I recently thought back to those times in school and I had an epiphany. I was doing animation in 7th grade, and it only took me 15 years to realize it and to discover that passion. Recently I decided to try my hand at frame by frame animation and recreate one of these types of animations. I stayed up way too late, but it was a joy to make.

My career has been great. I've loved doing video, photography, logo design, and more. It was incredible to go through the journey with the team at Yellow Line. Today I'm very happy to be doing what I'm doing. Motion design and animation are so fun for me. I'm working from my home. I get to see my wife Hannah, and daughter Rosalie, all the time. Rose turned 2 on March 23rd and we are expecting our son in June. My self-employment is a huge blessing for my family but it also comes with exciting new challenges. For example, I have to do my own marketing! Which brings me to this website.

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I'm hoping that my frequent presence on here will help my friends and family keep up to date on my life and my work. Maybe my mom will start to understand what on earth it is I do for a living (love you mom!).

Cheers.