I’m a maker. I build things and share them — I’m a lifelong proponent of show and tell. I create video content for Adafruit Industries, write for Make: magazine , Boing Boing, and Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools. I hosted the Emmy-nominated Make: television show on Public Television.
I’ve spent over twenty years in computer graphics, including as a character technical director and CG supervisor with Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios respectively, and as tech transfer producer with Disney Research.
Along with Brian Jepson and Tod Kurt, I started a company called WingShield Industries to design and build electronic and mechanical hardware hacking/prototyping kits.
I wrote the book Understanding 3D Animation Using Maya, as well as contributing three projects to the excellent kids’ project book Unbored, and the cover project, Chauncy the Flower Care ‘Bot for Make: 3D Printing Projects.
I’m a husband, and a father of two. I have my obsessions, including cocktails, coffee, and robots. And aerial circus arts. And training for American Ninja Warrior.