I originally began as an in-betweener and animator on children's educational pieces and local commercials in Atlanta in the 1980s. I then went to Crawford Post Production, became a Quantel compositor and either designed opens or created elements for lower thirds, animating station IDs, for CNN, TBS, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, various broadcast stations around the country. I had the opportunity to work in Barcelona, Spain at Filmtel, S.A. where I helped design a show open, worked on commercials for Honda, created graphics or segments for a documentary on The Canary Islands, and composited cell animation weekly for a TV show with singer Carlos Mata and sex-razed cartoon character named La Coneja Vicki. I then left Spain and worked at several places in Los Angeles - Varitel Video, Post Group, Digital Magic, Modern VideoFilm, NBC, CBS, and worked with designers at Pittard Sullivan. In addition I worked at Rhythm & Hues for several years on several films before returning back east to help my aging parents. I'm from the DC area originally, and I have freelanced for various companies and agencies in the area - Cortina Productions, Rotator Staffing for SAIC, The Teaching Company, Adayana Temp Agency, Empire Media Group, Visionista, and The Biscuit Factory, as well as the International Monetary Fund. Many of these projects were educational or informational in nature. One of them being the Newseum's "4D I- Witness" piece and it's PreShow projected simultaneously on four screens.