I’m primarily an illustrator and animator. My drawing skills and knowledge in software such as Adobe Photoshop, allows me to create digital artworks of a wide variety. I primarily create concept art, storyboards and custom designs. By training, I’m also a 3D Generalist and a Motion Graphic Animator. I have had over 7 years of creating animated content for broadcast, web and short films.
What inspires and drives you?
I am driven by my purpose to live a fulfilling life as a creative. I am able to maintain a balanced and centered work and personal life by ritualistically doing what I love. Spending time in nature is one of those things. Being from The Bahamas, I regularly escape to secluded beaches. I gain perspective and clarity when I’m there. Traveling the world as a creative individual is essential. New experiences fuel me. It breaks up the monotony and regiment of my life, which I found to be an inspiration-killer. Since I can take my work with me, I make it a point to regularly visit friends who live abroad or entirely new places. I love immersing my self in different cultures and creating long-lasting experiences.
What are some of your favorite influences?
Film, television, comics and games have primarily been an influence on my creativity. It’s telling in my art style. I’m intrigued by the lore and story of The Legend of Zelda series of games. The Simpsons was responsible for forming my sensibilities and sense of humor from an early age. Samurai Champloo has left a lingering impact on my taste and art style. “Avatar: The Last Air Bender” is one of my favorite shows and an example for me to follow in term of storytelling and world creation. Of course the animation of Disney and the years of storytelling they have contributed to film has played a big part in my choosing to become an animator.
I grew up on classic animation of Chuck Jones, and the art of Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series. As I grew and my love of animation increased, I gravitated towards Japanese animation. Satoshi Kon and Hayao Miyazaki films showed me how animation can be pushed to create cinematic art. At this point in my life, I admire those who have made waves in their respective industries. I admire the work of LeSean Thomas and Steve Ahn and what they have contributed to animation industry. Fiona Staples and Tim Sales have been big influences on my comic artwork. Darren Aronofski has grown to be one of my favorite directors recently, one of my favorite movies is Black Swann.
What are you working on right now?
Currently I am working on a series of artworks for my first exhibit. Also I’m constantly working on two comic series “Island Complex” and “Conchman: The Man of Shell”. I’m working towards a scheduled release for 2018. You can check out the progress on these in my Sketchbook (link to page) section, and my social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Instagram, Behance and Tumblr. (hyperlink to each)
Do you have any favorite foods?
Sandwiches. Best Food ever.