Frequently Asked Questions

What software do you use to draw and animate?

I've used Adobe Flash/Animate since 2013, and I started learning Toon Boom Harmony in 2020. I also incorporate 3D models and environments with Blender. I compose and edit with Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.

What teamwork services are you familiar with?

I'm comfortable with Google services such as Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Sheets. In addition, I'm also comfortable with Microsoft products such as Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. I have Zoom, Skype and Discord accounts.

What additional software have you used?

I've dabbled with several software over the years. Making my own original music for my cartoons was always something I've wanted to incorporate. I'm learning to write melodies with MuseScore 3 and I've wrote all original music for my large-scale cartoon project, "Paper Derpy's First Movie". Video games are also a big passion of mine. I'm learning to code in C# and make games with Unity. Trying out different drawing and animating programs is also fun. I got my feet wet with OpenToons and Krita.

How do you draw and animate?

I use a Wacom Cintiq 22 HD Touch to draw directly on a monitor.

What's your education?

I graduated from LWTech in Washington with an AAS-T degree in Multi-Media Design. I started my animation journey being self-taught and I'm continuing to learn new techniques and software.

Where's your homebase?

I live in Washington State. I can work remotely. My computer has all the necessary software and an excellent internet connection.

What got you into animating and creating?

I watched My Little Pony a few months after it premiered, and after the first two episodes I was hooked. A year or so later, a fan group started making their own full-length episode. I wasn't a part of it, but the group uploaded their puppet assets for free. I learned to use Adobe Flash with the puppets and haven't looked back.

What are your hobbies or what do you do in your spare time?

I love to watch TV and cartoons with a critical eye. I'm always thinking of how the show was created and picking out techniques I could use for my own work.

Top 5 video games?

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Rhythm Heaven, Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Microgames, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Super Mario World.

Best pony?

Derpy Hooves.