Hello SVS Forum!



  • I started my career out on a pretty successful path as an Industrial Designer. I had the opportunity to design products for many different brands and industries- lamps, power tools, way-finding. My favorite job by far was designing playground equipment!

    After several years, several layoffs in a horrible economy, and more than a few moves up & down the east coast however, I was forced to move back home. I met a great girl, settled down, and just kind of sacrificed my design dreams for the sake of staying close to, and starting a family.

    I was blessed to land a great Multimedia job at Penn State University (there's not much in the way of creative work around my home town), but it does not quite fulfill my creative drive. My favorite part of the design process was always the conceptualization phase- sketching and drawing. I came here in the hopes that some of my skills will translate, and maybe I can find a new career direction with more satisfaction....or at least be more fulfilled in one of my many hobbies!

    Below is a collage of a few drawings I did during my days as an Industrial Designer, along with a steampunk owl character I recently finished that kind of pushed me to explore illustration classes, and eventually led me here. I hope to learn lots and also be able to contribute something as well!

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  • Welcome!
    I am new to the site myself.
    However I have found this to be a very helpful and encouraging community!



  • Hey @ZackracK! Welcome in this Forum! :-)
    There is no doubt that you still have a great future ahead. No worries!
    I love the steampunk owl. It is very creative. I am looking forward to follow your next posts.
    Cheers! :-)



  • Welcome :) I'm pretty new here as well and its a great forum to be part of. You have some great skills and I think your varied background and experience will only help in your learning.



  • Welcome to SVS, looking forward to seeing more of your work!



  • Welcome to the forums! Always great to see someone how has made a living doing illustration in a different industry. This is a great community and I have no doubt that you'll grow with us here.


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