After dropping out of art school, I worked for a couple of years as a professional jeweler, then switched to high-tech. I started working in the aerospace industry, and learned computers. I eventually discovered my artistic side could not be kept down, and became a specialist in computer graphics.Leaving aerospace, I made a major move from the East coast to the West and settled in the Los Angeles area. My first job was in marketing for a graphics display manufacturer. My company made the displays which created some of the images for the original "Star Wars", and when I was sent to an industry conference the Summer that "Star Wars" was released, I met one of the artists who worked on the scene of the Death Star. I stepped forward the following Winter when our company was contacted by Albert Brooks, who wanted some computer graphics for a movie he was making. I was happy to oblige, and not only did my animated face appear on screen, I was an extra in the scene which described how subjects were "tested" to participate in the project that the movie's story was written around. Click here to see my clip.