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I'm from England, I studied Media Production at The University of Newcastle and my first job was at games developer called Particle Systems (Now Defunct) I was the senior concept artist and designer. I started building models out of frustration at the modelers not reflecting my designs. After six years there I moved to California to start at Pixar as a Technical Director for the character and sets teams on Mikes New Car (Short) The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Wal-e. I was a modeler, character rigger and hair and fur 'groomer' for 6 years before I took job at Weta Digital as a modeler on Avatar, Prince Caspian, Tintin, The Day the earth stood still, Jumper and The Waterhorse, usually all at once, for two years.
I then moved back to the states to work at Laika in Portland, and I've subsequently worked at IMD, DreamWorks and Sony Imageworks as a Character Effects artist, before joining Autodesk last year.