now a little about me!
I was born in 1968, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Raised in Palatine,
IL. Attended Fremd HS and became a thespian in drama club, did pommel
horse on the gymnastic team, screwed around in the art club and graduated
in the top quarter of my class.
Next it was off to the University of Illinois. Where, while working
for my BFA in painting, I got heavily into Japanese animation. I started
a school club and took over an national anime fanzine called ANIMEKKO
for three years! With my good buddy (former PowerPuff Girl comic artist)
Phil Moy, we cranked out 6 issues a year and layed everything out by
hand! Nothing but rubber cement!
graduation,I moved out to California, where I still live today in Los
Angeles. Attended several art training institutions and settled in the
Los Angeles Institute of Animation. Finishing up their program I went
to work for Sony Television Animation. Since the animation bust, I've
been working as a freelance artist and designer. Recently, I've been working
video editing for Universal Sports. And married the
love of my life Sandra in 2006.
Current Video Editing and Encoding, I create highlights of sporting events
encode them for the web and mobile, then distrube them - Universal Sports, Los
2003-2007 Production Supervisor, originally a graphic designer, then
video editor, of entertainment content for cellphones- GoTV Networks, Sherman
2002 Production Art assistant, designs, computer art file storage, page
layouts, and storyboards for animation production - ChannelZero Long
1999 Character layout and storyboard artist on animated tv show "Dilbert"
- Sony/Adelaide Production, North HollyWood, CA
Character clean-up and design intern on animated tv show "Hey Arnold!"
- Nickelodeon, Burbank, CA
Character design and storyboards for computer games
- Gizmo Games, Culver City, CA
Flash Animator -ChannleZero, Long Beach, CA
Animator, Character Designer, and storyboards - Scifi.com, New York,
Animation on animated short/music video Squirrel Nut Zippers "Ghost
of Stephen Foster - Nastuk/Persi Productions
Concept Writer - MTV, New York, NY
things of note:
Currently producing (writing and animating) webtoon CAPTAIN ROCKET AND THE GREEN THING
and produced my own twice weekly video show, The Geek Zone, for GoTV for over
a year. It was a news show focused on video games, movies and comicbooks.
- Created, wrote, drew and colored by own self published comicbook: CINDY LI: THREE OF A KIND
- Creative head and animation director for Toonocity.com in 2001-2002
- Won third prize in 1997 The World Animation Celebration Character
Screen Test Competition with self produced animated short "Action
- Editor n Chief and head writer for Anime fanzine "Animekko"
from 1988 to 1990. Produced 20 issues.
the Justice League of America, prefer cats over dogs (wife and I have
two cats Athena and Leia), enjoy swing dancing with my wife, making
lists of just about anything, and will go to Disneyland or play Dungeons
and Dragons any chance I get.