This blogsite is named for the newspaper my grandpa White owned in the 1920’s, “The Burbank Tribune”.
Today I am writing about my son Dustin. He was born in 1980 and has been through a lot of adversity, but also a lot of great things also. He has great passion for life, the things it offers and for people.
Dustin at work in Lee’s comic store, “Comic Quest” when young.
He has wanted to go to art and grapix schools for years and has been through the ups and downs of developing his skills, he is mostly self taught in art, painting, sketching and sculpting etc. and also the visual graphix programs like Maya and others too numerous to mention, he has studied them all on his own, I myself have watched the real “Agony and Ecstasy” in Dustin’s life.
Yesterday he told me that he had applied to the institute of which he has a great desire to attend, “Gnomon School of Visual Effects”.
He checked and arranged his Portfolio and sent it in and got an ‘acceptance’. My son’s comment was that they usually told people to do more classes and work on certain areas, but his was reviewed and deemed ready for acceptance. I am so proud of my son and his pursuit of his passions even in adverse situations!
The Writer/Director JJAbrams said of Gnomon:
“I only wished the Gnomon existed when I was a kid. I would have applied and had I gotten in, I would have attended. It’s that brilliant nexus of imagination and practical reality; a place where dreamers learn to realize, share and bring to life the visions in their heads. The latest and greatest technology is meaningless without inspired instruction. This is what Gnomon has in spades. There professors and founders are people who truly inspire. They just don’t teach the ‘how to’- they give you context, understanding and expectations of ‘how to on the job’. Theirs is a practical approach to actually working on film, video and gaming. It’s that amazing ideal, where art and making a living peacefully co-exist. You can certainly become a successful working artist without Gnomon, but with their pedigree placement stats, culture and track record, why take that chance?
CEO Bad Robot Productions
creator of: Cloverfield, Lost, Felicity, Alias, Fringe
Director of: Star Trek, Mission Impossible III
Mission Statement: Current goals are set on working for a professional and positive business environment that would be willing to give me the opportunity to further my skills and interests while continuing to advance in design knowledge and skills for myself and the advancement of the company.
Summary: A Hardworking dedicated and qualified graphic designer, with over 3 years of industry experience in print design, sign production, web and multimedia. 10 years of retail, sales, office and various other types of employment skills, including impeccable customer service and interpersonal skills which has always proven successful every place I have been employed at. A strong background in traditional and visual arts and communications, yet
First Press, Hollywood CA
Graphic Design Internship and Freelance Graphic Designer 2010 – 2011
Image 1 Design Works, Anaheim CA
Mid-Level Graphic Designer 2009 – 2010
Flash Film Works, Hollywood CA
3 month Internship as Rotoscope Paint Artist 2008 – 2009
Blue Engravers, Long Beach CA
Graphic Designer 2007 – 2008
Xgraphix, Loma Linda CA
Junior Graphic Designer 2005 – 2006
Long Beach City College, Long Beach CA 2011 – Present
B.A. Computer Science Degree (pursuing though Online Courses)
Theory and working knowledge
Typography, Color Theory, Illustration, Storyboard design concept, Layout, Animation principles and techniques
Adobe Creative Suite, Pixologic Zbrush, Autodesk 3D design Software, MS Office
I am so proud that you are following your passions in life and breaking through all adversity,
Love from your Dad