Welcome to Ninja Studios!
Ever since I was a wee bairn (i’m Scottish… it happens), I knew that doing art for a living was a job I would love. I went to White Pines College of Art and got my BFA in Illustration and Design. Since then I’ve been working in everything I could get my hands on: printshops, concept, imaging, graphic design, digital paintings and sequential art. I’m a firm believer in constantly learning and improving yourself.
I’ve always been a huge film buff. But, who doesn’t like movies?! I prefer animated and indie films nowadays. But I’m not hipster enough to not go see The Avengers 3 times in a row. I’m an avid reader of graphic novels and sci-fi/fantasy books. (I warned you… I’m nerdy!) Also, over the past few months, I’ve been motivated to be a healthier person. (I sold my car and bought a bike!) I believe in the strength people that can have to change themselves for the better. Being introverted, as a kid, I didn’t get outside much. Now, I’m biking all over the city of Boston and working towards my fitness goals.
Top 3 Skills:
Renaissance Man – I have 15 years of experience in graphic arts, typography,
programming, web design, print design, UI and human factors. I’m also a professional
digital illustrator and I can play a mean guitar.
Obsessive – Well within reason, I’m not crazy or anything – I just like a UI/Brochure/
Website/etc to be as good as possible, and I’ve been known to go through as much
iteration as I need to make that happen. Time permitting, of course. I know the world is
full of deadlines.
Nerd – Okay, not a plus for everyone, but hear me out. I love the web and techy things
and computers and what makes them tick. I constantly look for new ways to do my
work, new programs, new sites and new methodologies. I won’t let my tools slow
me down, and I can fix them when they break.
I have a sizable list of programs I’m familiar, proficient, or expertly fluent in. Here’s the rundown:
- Adobe Suite
- Acrobat Pro
- Art Specific
- Corel Painter
- Paint Tool SAI
- Manga Studio
I’m also studying Adobe’s new CS6 Suite for my Master’s Certifications.
I hope that whoever is reading this thinks that I’d be a great addition to their team. Freelance or permanent.
Owner/Founder of Ninja Studios
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