I started drawing since a young age and decided to pursue a career in animation. I went to Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a major in animation & VFX which led me to enter video game companies working primarily as a texture artist for in-game environments. On the side, I was a caricature artist at the San Diego Zoo and for other events.
After about 5 years into video-game work, I pursued an MBA at UCSD Rady School of Management and graduated in June 2019. Here, I found a fun community of engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs who I collaborate with and it’s been an exciting period of fresh, new ideas. I hope to bring aesthetics and entertainment into more useful subjects that lack it to abolish the starving artist.
Every art has its time. Our work is the bi-product of our lives and they reflect the state of the world we're in. As we are with our past, the future will know what drove us to do what we did. This site is the archive of my work, welcome to HalleckArts.
I was 14 years old in this picture, trained weekly with Herong Zhang throughout my entire childhood and built my foundations with him. Now I teach digital media at the school where Herong helped start: US Arts Education Center ~ http://www.usartsd.com/ … He now lives in Tsingtao where the beer is made :)
My children’s book: https://abcanimalfriends.com/
now on Amazon.