Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Website!

Hi everyone! You can now find me at Thanks

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday, June 07, 2010

Friday, September 18, 2009

Go See Cloudy!

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs opens today. I saw it earlier this week and was blown away. I am always impressed when I can see the filmmaker’s thumbprint on the final picture.

In designing the characters, we envisioned the simplicity of Miroslav Sasek’s illustrations combined with the charm of the Muppets. We were constantly trying to simplify our shapes, and exaggerate the expression. The animators on the film did an amazing job of maintaining this style throughout the film. Here are some character designs.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs premieres on September 18th! The film is adapted from the children’s book written by Judi Barrett. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Clone High) are the co-directors and co-writers. Justin Thompson, Production Designer, compiled an amazing visual development team. Carey Yost, Mark Colangelo, and myself were responsible for the final character designs. I am honored to be part of this film. Go see it!

Here are some posters I designed for Flint’s bedroom. I will post some character designs when the film opens.

The Art and Making of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is now available. Special thanks to Tracy Miller-Zarneke.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I've been helping some friends start an animation studio in Pune, India. We are beginning to pitch our first production, Doubtsourcing. It’s a 2D animated sitcom about global collaboration, or the lack thereof, centered on a dysfunctional IT company in Bangalore, India. Even though most of the characters are Indian, the show is written for Americans. I've had a blast working with the talented crew. Check out the site

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Madagascar 2

Teetsi poses: graphite/ marker
Cape Buffalo color: marker/Photoshop
Dik Dik color: marker/Photoshop
Dik Dik poses: grahite/ prismacolor pencil
Generic male and female Hippos color: marker/ Photoshop
Generic male and female Hippos: graphite/ prismacolor pencil
Turtle, Oxpecker, Flamingo color: marker/ Photoshop
Moto Moto poses: graphite/ prismacolor pencil (based off a design by Andy Bialk)
Moto Moto expressions: graphite/ prismacolor pencil based off a design by Andy Bialk)
Zuba color: marker/ Photoshop (based off a design by Andy Bialk)

About two years ago I had the opportunity to work on Madagascar 2 as a character designer. The amazing Dreamworks/PDI art department was led by, production designer, Kendal Cronkhite. I had the honor to work closely with character designers Craig Kellman and Andy Bialk. Congrats to the entire crew!

The film premieres this Friday, November 7. Go check it out! Also, The Art of Madagascar book by Jerry Beck is now available. The book is full of beautiful artwork. I highly recommend it. 

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Mumbai, India
pencil/ digital

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Mumbai, India
pencil/ digital

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sleeping Lady

Pune, India
pencil/ digital

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Honeymoon in Tahiti!

7'' X 5''
7.5 ''X 5.5'' 
7'' X 3.5''

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Just returned from India. Here are some sketches from my trip. pencil/watercolor/digital

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Character Design Blog

A few months back Randall Sly published an interview with me. Go to and check it out. Also, check out all the other interviews, there is some amazing stuff. Thanks Randall!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Some friends and myself are making a mock commercial. This is some visual development for the idea.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

DWA artshow

These were done for the "Out of Character" art show on the DreamWorks Animation campus. It's personal artwork by DWA Character Designers. Should be some amazing work by Nico Marlet, Devin Crane, Andy Bialk, Tony Siruno, Patrick Mate, Shane Prigmore, Shannon Tindle, and myself. Not sure if it's open to the public, but if you know someone who works here stop by and check it out.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Business Men

I saw these guys at the airport.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Monday, December 12, 2005

more paintings

I just finished painting these for my niece and my little brother.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005


I painted this for my nephew, Oliver.