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Occupation Art Director, Steel Penny Games
Location Austin, TX, United States
Introduction I grew up in the Philippines where I would play among the imposing machines of the printing press that dad owned. I would take stacks of paper scraps, climb towers of cardboard sheets, and draw where no one could find me. I never thought that I was nurturing an art career from a young age. I had always thought I'd be an engineer like my dad. I tended to my math and science education closely, excelling in those subjects but rarely drawing. I felt bored. College is right around the corner and I still haven't figured what makes me happy. It dawned on me that I was happiest when drawing. Drawing is problem-solving with creative solutions. Every stroke, slash and dot tests your decision-making skills. When you find the solution, you are rewarded with a beautiful picture. From then on, serious study began. Now art is my life. When I look back, I can scarcely believe that that kid - that barefoot girl running around the lint-filled air of the printing press - has turned into this woman, who draws and animates for a living. Who would have thought, that sitting on a tower of cardboard, drawing while listening to the white noise of the printing press was the beginning of everything?
Interests drawing, biking, kayaking, weight lifting, swimming, knitting, animals, healthy living, video games, cartoons, museums, nature, boxing, life drawing, watercolor, plein air painting
Favorite Movies Most Disney animated movies, Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, My Cousin Vinny, Tommy Boy, All the Pixar movies, Rocky 1 & 2, Enemy at the Gates, Run Fat Boy Run, Hot Fuzz, anything funny.