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Kevin has been a part of our team for years, so we’re thrilled to announce that he’s finally joining us full time! Read on to get to know him a bit:

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WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

When I was four, I saw the first Toy Story in theaters, and at the end of the show, I turned to my mom and said, “That’s what I want to do.” Ever since then, working in animation has been all I’ve wanted to do. Thus far, I’m loving every minute of it.

WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?

I’ve always loved creating things. My mother is a painter and my father is a photographer, so I’ve been encouraged to make art ever since I was little. As a teen, my father gifted me a Wacom drawing tablet and Photoshop, and since then I’ve been working every day to learn as many digital and traditional arts as I can. In college, I branched out and started learning to program. I graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design as Valedictorian this year and decided to move back to Nashville to join my friends at Fivestone.

WHY FIVESTONE?

Fivestone has actually been my home for the last five years. I started interning in high school and have come back for more every year since. The Fivestone team is wonderful to work with, and over time, they have become a like a second family to me. I’ve watched Fivestone grow from a tiny room above a coffee shop to what it is now, and I have to say, I’m very excited to see just how far Fivestone will go in the next five years.

ANY SPECIFIC GOALS?

I don’t have a many “specific” goals, but I do want to continue to grow as an artist. I want to keep learning from my friends at Fivestone and elsewhere to expand my knowledge and abilities. I want to push every project as far as it can go (within budget of course), and do my best to make every piece a portfolio piece.

SOMETHING RANDOM?

I once poured a gallon of orange juice on my head in freezing temperatures while I was sick for an art project. Surprisingly, I was completely better the next day.