The training I received at Sullivan Bluth Burbank was invaluable. There I learned the principles of animation, being an assistant in both character animation and special effects. When the studio shut down in 1992, John Cawley and Vincent Davis hired me to do storyboard revisions on Garfield & Friends—my first step into a larger world. My experience at Bluth came in handy, as I was able to apply that knowledge to the most efficient—and economical—way of staging action. From there I went on to do full boards at Hyperion for Itsy Bitsy Spider, working alongside CalArts talents Conrad Vernon, Craig Kellman, Mike Mitchell and Steve Anderson. After that I would hop back and forth as a board artist, or FX animator, or a designer depending on the project. The following boards (click on the illustration) are just a few of the many I’ve done over the years. Note the diversity of style in these series. To be successful in the animation industry, one has to be versatile.