Raised in Alaska until age 25 when I moved to California, there I spent a decade in the sweltering heat and wildfire danger zone, thankfully in mid 2016 I moved my family to beautiful central Michigan. Just a wonderful place for fishing and hiking, plus Blue Ribbon awarded schools for my 3 children. Being a remote freelancer has the benefit of living anywhere I choose, just as long as I have electricity and internet access.
I am a proud father of 3, which include twin teenage girls (yes, you should feel sorry for me) and my son who is in middle school. All of which are extremely talented in different areas. While tooting horns, I am a former Volunteer Firefighter and member of the High IQ Society. toot toot. About twice a year, I donate my time and skills to Non-Profit companies such as “OKC GOOD” and “The Maisha Project”.
For the past 7 years I have been working full time as a freelance illustrator. I pride myself in being able to tackle most any type of project, a true jack of all trades and not some one trick pony. Not going to see me push a client into a style of work that better suits me than the project. Obsessed with independently learning(Autodidacticism), if I find something I am not sure how to accomplish, I am willing to spend enormous amounts of my own time, researching and learning until I am able to achieve the desired results. I think of it as just adding another tool to the toolbox.
I have several clients who have been with me for over 4 years, I credit this to my ability to turn over a quality product while always meeting the deadline. They know if I have to, I will go without sleep or breaks for however long until the job is complete. There have been a handful of projects with deadlines that required me to work over 20 hours a day for an entire week. I believe many other freelancers would look for shortcuts or excuses in those situations, myself personally, I get extremely focused when it is clutch time. I am not sure if having the ability to rise to the occasion is something that is as rewarded today as it was in the past.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, even if you are an artist and would like some tips or just want to talk shop.