I started my career in Auckland, New Zealand, where the industry there is much smaller in comparison to the States. This meant I had to wear many hats as a commercial artist rather than specializing in just one thing and developing in one area. In Auckland, I worked for a local animation studio as an illustrator/concept artist and worked as a freelancer on the side. I worked on everything from graphic design to texture mapping to coloring 2D background for kid's TV shows.
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