Shaun's objective is to create exceptional 3D art that evokes a touching memory in people's hearts. He aims to inspire happiness, spirit, and story while producing a lasting and positive response. In the end, Shaun intends to collaborate with others who share a similar vision and create extraordinary art.
Turning Dreams into Reality
Born in Portland, Oregon, into a family of artists, Shaun's father was a skilled tradesman who owned a woodshop refurbishing beautiful antique furniture. His mother, a first-generation Italian-American, held a flair for style and design.
As a small boy, Shaun worked alongside his father, learning facets of art, design, and exceptional artistry, quickly taking on projects of his own.
Later in life, Shaun took a trip to his grandmother's village in northern Italy, opening greater interest in art and design. He felt inspired, absorbing history and artistry that was found abundantly throughout his travels.
Upon returning, Shaun enrolled in an undergraduate program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, focusing on Industrial Design.
Translating his skillset from traditional to digital mediums came naturally and proved successful, as he learned graphic design, concept design, and 3D modeling.
Near the end of his Bachelor of Fine Arts program, it became clear that though he enjoyed certain aspects of Industrial Design, Shaun held a more substantial interest in visual effects.
Shortly after completing his undergraduate degree, he decided to follow his curiosity and pursue a career as a 3D artist in the visual effects industry, so he enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts program.
Since then, Shaun picked up new skill sets, application knowledge, and unique techniques. However, most importantly, Shaun reached a genuine enthusiasm for the 3D arts, which continues to spark his curiosity and drive him daily.