My name is Neko and I'm an animator. Well... okay, I've done a little bit of everything: illustrating books and games, graphic design and branding for businesses, motion graphics for advertising, and of course animation. I've produced animation for TV pilots, short films and video games. Being allergic to free time, I'm also a full-time Animation Professor at St. Louis Community College where I head the Graphic Communications Program.
I'm always on the lookout for new opportunities to test my skills. If you've got a project in need of a highly skilled and versatile artist, drop me a line and let's make it happen!
"Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator" (Video Game)
Client - Scottgames
Job Role - Illustrator for intro and endings.
“Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location” (Video Game)
Client - Scottgames
Job Role - Animator
* Over 500,000 copies sold since October 2016.
“A Tooth Tale” (Animated Film)
Client - Ron Fleischer
Job Role - Special Effects Background Artist
Awards - Best Animated Short: 2013 Garden Stare Film Festival, Best Short Film: 2013 Columbia College Chicago Alumni Film Competition, Honorable Mention: 2013 Santa Monica Film Festival, Honorable Mention: 2012 Columbus International Film & Video Festival
“Osgood Rex” (Musical)
Client - Project WonderMeant
Job Role - Character Designer & Mask Fabricator
Award - Audience Choice Award: 2012 St. Lou Fringe Fest
“Zombie Ninja Pirates” (Game Series)
Client - Gozer Games
Job Role - Lead Illustrator
Awards - 2011 Gaming Genius Award, 2010 Toy Man Award of Excellence
“The Three Artists” (Animated Film)
Client - Senior Film at Columbia College Chicago
Job Role - Director; Lead Animator
Award - Screened at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2008
For the past few months a couple of my former students and I have been working on creating a pilot for an animated series. I can't say too much about it at this point because we're going to be pitching it to networks soon. What I can do is show you a couple shots from the pilot. (Continue reading...)
The Graphic Arts Association, Fine Art Club, and Photography Club partnered up for a whirlwind tour of Kansas City last Friday. 26 students boarded the bus at 5:30 in the morning to spend the day visiting art museums, galleries, and film / animation studios. (Continue reading...)
Last night, I received a Certificate of Alumni Accomplishment from the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees. I'm so honored to have received not one, but two, of these awards in the past decade. I was given the award in recognition of all I've done as a teacher there, in particular, setting up a mentorship program for recent STLCC - Florissant Valley Animation graduates.
* My production blog has kind of become my catch-all. Anything I work on goes there first. My intention is to sort it onto a proper portfolio... at some point.