The Burbank Tribune (Grandpa White's newspaper in the 1920's)

A Great Son with great passion and desire gets answer he wanted! | May 14, 2012

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!!portfolio|c9kd

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

Dustin’s Resume:

Dustin White                                                                                                        909.709.6599                                                                                     


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

  • Communicating & collaborating with clientele and various vendors to ensure satisfactory layouts for the content of the publications.
  • Layout and color correct/retouch photos for use in flyers, direct mail, leaflets and signage that promote client’s business capabilities.

Image 1 Design Works, Anaheim CA

Mid-Level Graphic Designer                                                                                                                                      2009 – 2010

  • Responsible for conceptualizing the overall look and design of business for special marketing and advertising events.
  • Implemented innovative ideas to company such as time sheet software to ensure accuracy and reduce errors with payroll records.
  • Employed new project procedures, including altering existing print layouts in order to save company resources and mediums.
  • Created and printed mass in-house store flyers alongside operating card cutting, multi-fold document and mass copier machines.

Flash Film Works, Hollywood CA

3 month Internship as Rotoscope Paint Artist                                                                                                           2008 – 2009

  • Compositing Training in Fusion including image stabilization and color correcting of film scenes.
  • Rotoscoping elements such as actors and objects in scenes requiring backgrounds or other elements to be removed and or replaced with separate live moving frames of action sequences.
  • Digital “dustbusting” which consisted of restoring and correcting by removing and retouching minor imperfections in film frames.
  • Digitally repainted and cleanup areas of film frames such as background elements including sky and undesired areas of the frame.

Blue Engravers, Long Beach CA

Graphic Designer                                                                                                                                          2007 – 2008

  • Operation of high tech plotters/vinyl cutters, industrial laminators & large engraving machines.
  • Attended conventions, press conferences and trade shows to network and promote business and update knowledge on newer print mediums and materials in the industry.

Xgraphix, Loma Linda CA

Junior Graphic Designer                                                                                                                               2005 – 2006

  • Designed color schemes and look of stationery, logos, business cards and identity for numerous clients.
  • Recreated existing logos from jpeg/bitmap to vector files.
  • Generated vehicle wrap layouts and decal lettering for mobile advertising.


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


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