As a child, I was obsessed with animated cartoons. I wanted to grow up and make cartoons myself. I drew constantly on every piece of paper I could get my hands on (including the margins of my encyclopedias). After graduating high school, I attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and earned a Bachelor's Degree, double-majoring in Studio Art and Communication. Durning my sophomore year, Bill Bristow, art professor and advisor, suggested that I try my hand at caricatures. After my first few gigs, I realized I could help pay my bills and have a lot of fun with people while drawing them at events.
After graduating, I was hired by Heart of Texas Productions in Austin, where I had the privilege of working on animated films including "Space Jam", "Quest for Camelot", and "The Prince of Egypt", as well as television commercials, video games, and direct-to-video cartoons. While doing animation, I continued to caricature at parties and events on the side.
In 2000 I was invited to join a start-up children's book publisher as their lead artist. I also worked for the multimedia company creating and editing graphics. In 2002, after a brief stint as a full-time, retail caricaturist at two locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, I returned home to Texas to focus on caricaturing and illustration work.
From 2004-2015, I ran a caricature and face painting retail stand at the San Antonio Zoo.
In 2007, the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio commissioned me to do a temporary mural for the construction wall in front of the new wing. That year, I also had the honor of illustrating Agman Games' first card game, "Reels & Deals: The Movie-Making Card Game."
Since 2008, in addition caricaturing at parties and events and drawing commissions, I've illustrated fifteen children's books, written by Eric Kesselman, Clint Schoen, and others. Most of them are available online and through me directly.
I'm also an art collector and painter, mostly enjoying abstract pieces in acrylic. Many of my pieces have sold to collectors throughout the United States.
When I'm not making art, I play music in a few bands. I'm currently the singer/drummer and studio bassist for the band Hellgrimm. I played bass, then drums and sang for the band Monkeysoop. I played drums for the band Green Jellÿ.