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ABOUT DEVEN

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At one point when I was in high school I remember matter-o-factly telling my art teacher, “I’m going to go to VCU and I’m going to make animation for a living.” And that was pretty much that. 20 Years later and I’ve kept my word. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I do occasionally find time for other things, but friends and family would agree I obsess over animation and animation accessories to a degree that borders unhealthy. It’s hard for me not to think, read, watch and talk about it constantly. I really, truly, deeply love making those little pixels on the screen move around.

Bragging Rights

  • Freelanced remotely while traveling in an RV for a year (2018)
  • Short film "CMYK" screened at Cannes Film Festival in Paris, France (2017)
  • Taught several animation and video courses at Virginia Commonwealth University (2007-2010, 2016-2017)
  • Worked on opening video for the Richmond International Film Festival 2 years in a row (2016, 2017)
  • Won "Best Graphics" in Richmond's 48 Hour film Festival 5 years in a row (2011-2015)