My core skills
Product design, UX design, visual storytelling, content creation, animation, pre-visualization, film making, cinematography and photography.
What I do now
I run a product design firm and I produce a weekly podcast.
What I did
I ran a content creation studio in both San Francisco and Wellington, while working as an animator/previs lead in films for 18 years. Blessed and grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate creatively with big name directors, from Sir Peter Jackson to James Cameron. I learned a tremendous amount on the craft of film making, story telling and delivering high level work on tight deadlines for multi-million dollar films.
What I love
Freediving and spearfishing are my weekly obsessions. I love the mental and physical challenges of staying underwater on a single breath. It brings inner peace, calm and clarity into my life. I've learned to respect nature and our place on the planet through the process of earning your feed via spearfishing.
What motivates me
I'm motivated by trying to be the best version of myself for my 2 kids (to lead by example).
I want my kids to solve interesting problems when they grow up. I want them to have the skill of being able to learn many new skills. I want them to have the tools for adapting to the exponential change ahead. I want my kids to have great emotional intelligence (EQ), a deep understanding of themselves (self awareness), and a broad understanding of others (empathy) and the world. I want to help them discover what makes them tick, to encourage them to go all in on what they love. I want them to make a positive impact and to make our world a better place.