I’m one of the rare ones who always knew I wanted to be an artist. 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 the video game industry as a 3D game artist working for Big Grub, and later in my own 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.