bio

It's a curious thing to have to write about one's self, but we'll try to get through this without too much gnashing of the teeth. I grew up in Northern California where my father studies venoms, insects and other odd creatures. As such, most family vacations were spent in the wilderness, often hunting for previously said creatures and their venoms. I've lived a number of places around the world including, but not limited to, Australia (Home of many venomous creatures.) and England (Home of not so many venomous creatures.).

Eventually these wanderings came to a halt for a time making my mother quite happy and I studied landscape architecture at UC Berkeley. This led to studying production design at the American Film Institute and a lot of subsequent work designing films. Among the films are You’re Next, The Guest, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, Blair Witch and The Devil’s Candy.

Presently I live in Hollywood where I review/teach design from time to time at Directing Workshop for Women, AFI, UCBerkeley and design films when I'm not writing graphic novels. An Aurora Grimeon Story: Will O' the Wisp, illustrated by Megan Hutchison, is my first graphic novel. More recently I designed Blindspotting, which is opening Sundance 2018, and Death Note for director Adam Wingard. Adam and I are currently at work on Godzilla vs. Kong for Legendary/Warner Brothers. I don't eat mushrooms I can't identify.

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