And 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!

After 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.

Work History

Current Video Editing and Encoding, I create highlights of sporting events encode them for the web and mobile, then distrube them - Universal Sports, Los Angeles, CA

2003-2007 Production Supervisor, originally a graphic designer, then video editor, of entertainment content for cellphones- GoTV Networks, Sherman Oaks, CA

2002 Production Art assistant, designs, computer art file storage, page layouts, and storyboards for animation production - ChannelZero Long Beach, CA

1999 Character layout and storyboard artist on animated tv show "Dilbert" - Sony/Adelaide Production, North HollyWood, CA

1998 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

Flash Animator, Character Designer, and storyboards -, New York, NY

Cleanup Animation on animated short/music video Squirrel Nut Zippers "Ghost of Stephen Foster - Nastuk/Persi Productions

Concept Writer - MTV, New York, NY

Other things of note:

- Currently producing (writing and animating) webtoon CAPTAIN ROCKET AND THE GREEN THING

- Wrote 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 in 2001-2002

- Won third prize in 1997 The World Animation Celebration Character Screen Test Competition with self produced animated short "Action Jackson".

- Editor n Chief and head writer for Anime fanzine "Animekko" from 1988 to 1990. Produced 20 issues.

-Love 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.