Art has been my career as well as my main passion throughout my entire life. Ocean sports and environmental causes are also interests held dear to my heart.
In 1989, I graduated from Art Center College of Design with a B.F.A. in Illustration. I served as Professor of Art and head of the award-winning 3D Modeling & Animation Certificate Program at Santa Ana College from 2001 to 2019. Prior to teaching, I worked in print advertising, the video game industry, and later in my own art production company, Waterman Animation.
Additional noteworthy accomplishments:
- Authored “3D Artist’s Guide to Real-World Applications”
- Two-time runner-up for the honorable Distinguished Faculty Award
- Innumerable students at Santa Ana College’s 3D Modeling & Animation Certificate Program have won distinguished awards regionally and state-wide, and have successfully transitioned into the professional realm working as successful production artists for advertising, VFX, animation and video game companies. (See video)