Composite Artist, Los Angeles, CA
Class of 2007
Game Animation and Digital Video
Rick graduated from UAT in 2007 with a double major in Animation and Digital Video. Before that, he attended a university in Hawaii where he majored in traditional art. When asked why he made the move to Arizona to attend UAT, Rick said, “I knew art was what I wanted to do, I just wanted to do it with a computer.”
With this goal in mind, Rick set out to look for the best animation and digital video schools in the country. When he came across the UAT website, he read through some information and ordered a new student packet. That was all it took. Rick found where he belonged and made his decision.
Through the usual mix of hard work, networking with alumni contacts, good timing and a little luck Rick landed a position on the Avatar visual affects team. Since his work on Avatar, companies such as Encore Hollywood and Sabertooth Interactive provide Rick a steady stream of projects involving digital workflows (DiTV) and visual effects for episodic television, MOWs, commercials, music videos and feature films.