Designing interactions, fashion, and the future of stuff. Working with code and form.

I am from California. I studied
Design | Media Arts at UCLA, and Interaction Design at CIID. I currently live and work in NYC.

Email me at:
rhymeandreason1.0 (at)
I also have a blog, and you can find me on Twitter @rhyme_andreason.


a Cubist love story

Pablo meets the girl of his dreams, but it seems he is just not her type. Can love triumph over... artistic differences?

This was my short I made at the UCLA animation workshop, and was screened at the UCLA 2009 PROM Festival of Animation. "Pablo" blends 2D and 3D stop-motion and AfterEffects. All of the artwork, puppets, animation, photography, compositing, and the story were done by me. It's a simple story, and the aesthetic style really plays a major part. The characters were all inspired by paintings, and the music track is "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky.

The first rough concept sketch, and the final photograph of the paper model.

The first rough concept sketch, and the final photograph of the complete puppet. The girl puppet was made from heavily modifying an old Barbie doll.

The character line-up.

Behind-the-scenes look at the lo-fi animation setup. A desk lamp and a diffuser is all you need for some nice lighting.

A selected page from the storyboards for the short.