About Chad

“Hey, everybody!”  I’m a Goonie, and a card-holding member of the Monster Squad – a kid at the controls of a 33 year old body.  If you care to know, I have a rather unwanted super power that can suck the energy right out of a street light (it’s never the one over there – it’s always the one I’m using).  I also have the inimitable gift of being in the wrong place at the wrong time (those stories are for another day).  I am happy with a girlfriend and have 2 young boys named Rocco and Jackson.

I’m a rather exceptional individual, with a rather unique sense of humor, or so I like to think…  I like to say off the wall (or is that off the cuff?) kind of things that sometimes make no sense at all, but just roll with me – It isn’t the first time, and it definitely won’t be the last time.  Most of the conversations I have are in my head, and only the cliff notes come out of my mouth, and usually midsentence during conversation.   I scribble when I write because I am a horrible speller and in some severe cases I resort to a form of hieroglyphics.  I am a firm believer that if the printing press was the “Greatest Invention of All Time” – then naturally, the Spell Checker is a close second.

I was never in the military, but was part of a military family, which uniquely allowed me to grow up in one place – Southern Maryland.  I went to college full time for a year after high school where I began my CG experience, making backgrounds for my computer.  After that first year in school, I was hired by one of the largest defense contractors for the military, where I worked as an illustrator for a little less than a year before I was picked up by a lot smaller defense contractor that wanted to double my salary and give me a nifty little gadget, called a beeper!  This also allowed me to receive my Top Secret SSBI Security Clearance by the time I was 19.  This is where I developed my digital art skills and love for the game – during my 8 years of solitude, in a vault, working as a graphic artist for the Man in the deep, dark underworld of DC (true story).  But I have since emerged as a man, winced at the sun, and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where I’ve been working for the past 7 years in the public sector where I belong.

So, after working for the past 14 years as a 2D artist, while receiving 2 certificates from the School of Communication Arts (Now Living Arts College) for Advanced Computer Animation, and a BA in Computer Animation at Full Sail University (Notably: Valedictorian and receiver of the Advanced Achiever Award for Computer Animation) I feel I can now concur the world one pixel at a time!

With all this being said –

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My Little Family

Saint Rocco

Saint Rocco

Eldest Son

Calico Jack

Calico Jack

Second Child

My Amy

My Amy

The Boss