Q&A with Mikey

Mikey is from Seattle - a little town just north of Portland - and impressed us with his animation skills. An Animation Mentor and University of Washington student, Mikey has big plans to take the community by storm. 

What inspires you?
People and their creations, stories, music, art, etc...

Why did you pick a career in animation?
Anything is possible in animation, which makes it a great tool for storytelling. I'd like to utilize this tool to tell stories of my own and get a few laughs along the way.

Thoughts about Portland?
There is a lot of beer here. Like a lot.

What do you do in your free time?
Games, movies and TV shows, but mostly games. I should get out more.

Favorite treat?
Disneyland churros!

When will you know that youโ€™re successful?
When I see my name roll in the credits and when I'm standing shoulder to shoulder with those I admire.

When you were 6, what did you think youโ€™d would be when you grew up?
An adult.

Whatโ€™s your biggest failure so far?
Not having the confidence to show my work from the very beginning. 

Anything else you want to share?
I'm quiet at first but I'll talk your ear off once you get to know me.