I love designing title sequences for movies, but it took me a while to figure out that it was my calling. I grew up in the Midwest, a total movie geek. I was such a fan of Hitchcock and DePalma that I would audiotape their movies, only to wear out the cassette tapes by listening to them over and over in my car.
I ended up in film school, which then landed me in the art department on a couple of independent features. The experience was okay, but then one film changed things. The film's tight schedule prevented us from shooting a very prop-heavy opening title sequence. I offered to do an animated version if the director would buy me a copy of After Effects. I learned the software, met the deadline ended up making a fun, clever sequence. But most importantly I knew what I wanted to be.