I have been an environments and digital matte artist for over twenty years now, and there is nothing that gives me more pleasure than to share that expertise and experience with those just starting out on their careers in VFX. For the last four years, I have been a Lead Environment Artist at Sony Pictures Imageworks, helping bring environments to life in projects such as “Hotel Transylvania 3”, “The Meg”, “Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle”, and “Alice Through The Looking Glass”; my next project will be the upcoming “Men In Black” reboot. At Imageworks, I am responsible for the development of our in-house Environments and Matte Painting training materials and technical documentation. I also spearhead the design and development of new tools and pipelines; in 2017 I co-presented a talk at Siggraph on Imageworks’ cutting-edge environments layout tool, Sprout. As one of the co-founders of Atmosphere Visual Effects, I also wore the hats of manager, entrepreneur, system administrator, and Emmy-winning artist.