I have been a professional film & television editor for the last fourteen years. Because I know how moving pictures are put together, I’ve developed a keen sense of how to pick them apart. Film is a constantly evolving language, and my years of editing have made me intimately aware of its fluctuations and nuances. It’s also given me a living sense of film history and an unbeatable perspective on audience expectations.
Originally, I’m from the heart of the mid-west. After graduating from Northwestern University, I moved to New York City. I currently live and work in Los Angeles, with the grim knowledge that it’s almost impossible that anyone in America hasn’t seen my professional work. My film writing is primarily inspired by Terrence Rafferty, and like every other intelligent critic, the late Pauline Kael.
When I was younger I wanted to draw comic books. It wasn’t until I got to college, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth where I pursued my BFA, that I discovered the broader world of illustration. After years of hard work I have a clearer idea of where I want to go with my work, as well as what I want from it. After college I returned to my home state of Vermont to pursue my career as a freelance illustrator. Recently my work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles as well as American Illustration. Ive also developed an interest in gallery work, participating in group shows in the US and Canada. Hopefully there’s still much more to come.
Artist: Jon Sprague
Art has always been an enjoyable thing for me to do. Ever since I was little, I’ve been actively drawing things from life and also my imagination. More recently I have discovered that art is the most rewarding when I can do it for other people! There are many artists (past and present) who inspire me, but life is the greatest inspiration for me.