I've been building things for as long as I can remember. Propmaking has been a hobby and borderline obsession of mine since the end of 2007. Halloween was a gateway drug back then, and ever since I've spent my evenings and free time sculpting, molding, sanding, and carving. I tend to mainly skew towards replicas from video games and sci-fi, because everyone loves a good fantasy rifle.
Some of my projects have been commissioned and others have been just for fun, but they've all required a continuous learning process and have resulted in hours upon hours of effort. I rarely build the same thing twice; learning new materials, techniques, and skills is part of my addiction to my craft. I prefer to push myself to try new things and expand my skill set so I can continue to make more complex and intricate pieces with each new project I attempt.
After a marathon 6-hour long conference call about a logo for a pharmaceutical company in 2011, I quit my secure graphic design job to pursue the illustrious world of a freelance artist. In the winter of 2013 I moved out of my garage and set up a proper workspace in a 2800 square foot warehouse with a fellow artist friend of mine. My goal has always been to make amazing things; as long as I can keep learning and expanding my skills, I'll be happy.
Photo credit to Anne Almasy (www.annealmasy.com)
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- MomoCon 2018 - May 24-27, 2018 in Atlanta, GA 2017
- MomoCon 2017 - May 25-28, 2017 in Atlanta, GA 2016
- Japan Expo 2016 - July 7-10, 2016 in Paris, France
- MomoCon 2016 - May 26-29, 2016 in Atlanta, GA 2015
- MomoCon 2015 - May 28-31, 2015 in Atlanta, GA
- Anime Matsuri 2015 - April 3-5, 2015 in Houston, TX
- Con Nichiwa 2015 - March 20-22, 2015 in Tucson, AZ 2014
- MomoCon 2014 - May 23-25, 2014 in Atlanta, GA 2012
- LouisiANIME 2012 - May 18-20, 2012 in Lafayette, LA
- Kitacon 2012 - April 13-15, 2012 in Birmingham, UK
- MomoCon 2012 - March 16-18, 2012 in Atlanta, GA 2011
LouisiANIME 2011 - April 22-24, 2011 in Baton Rouge, LACancelled Appearance
- MomoCon 2011 - March 12-13, 2011 in Atlanta, GA 2010
- MomoCon 2010 - March 20-21, 2010 in Atlanta, GA