I like to create positive and joyful experiences through my art.
When you need reliability, great communication and respect for your deadline, I’m your person.
My name is D.J. and I’m ready to get to work for you.
From commercial signage to TV animation to magazines and even courtroom demonstratives, I’ve created professional art and animation for people just like you for over 20 years.
My work has been featured in Highlights Magazine, Wired, Whisky Advocate, Blue’s Clues, and dozens of books and online courses.
Check out my rates and services: Rates & Services.
Skills You Need Me to Have Even if You Don’t Know It
I’m a master of the Adobe Design Suite, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, and a bunch of other apps you’ve probably never heard of and don’t need to (that’s my job). I’m experienced in working with publishers and editors (preflight, anyone?). I know how to both design and set up files that are ideal for output in multiple formats. That’s important because it will save you lots of time and money later on. Isn’t that nice of me?
If you need something more tangible, I also create illustration on wood, canvas and walls. Old school’s cool.
Communicating with Me is Super Easy
We can Zoom, Skype, Facetime, email, text, tweet, DM or chat on the phone. I typically work from my studio, but I’m happy to travel when necessary. I’ve been known to go as far as the mailbox. Just kidding. I’ve worked in Dubai, London, NYC, you name it. I travel well.
Other Stuff You Don’t Really Need to Know but You’re Here Anyway
I also started a little company called Sparky Firepants. We screen print apparel and other items. No, the name doesn’t make any sense. You’re absolutely right.
I live in Los Angeles with my wife, kids, dog, cat and a ’66 VW Beetle named Helga.
Author & Inventor
Illustrated and published Thrilling your Customers, a book to help you create genuine customer connections and increase your sales.
Invented, designed and independently published a super cool card game called Pants
I served four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force. Honorable discharge and everything.
Speaker, Presenter, Trainer
I’ve conducted seminars and workshops in:
2D Animation in After Effects • Motion Graphics Los Angeles
2D Animation • Chicago Children’s International Film Festival
Rock Your Clients Client Management Workshop • Gangplank Phoenix
Flash Animation • Saturday Academy Portland
Social Media for Small Business • Topanga Chamber of Commerce
My online guides and video tutorials have been downloaded by thousands of people around the world.