Or as my grandpa calls me, Briano. I'm a 3D modeler, artist, and crazed Phoenix Suns fan. I'm from Phoenix, AZ and have my BFA in VFX - 3D Modeling from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Currently, I'm living in Portland, OR after recently returning from eating meat pies and working as a Digital Maquette Sculptor at Oktobor Animation in Auckland, New Zealand. At Oktobor, I worked in the Art Department to help create the final look of characters for shows, games, and toys. My interest in art was sparked at a very early age. I can't remember a time in my life when I was not drawing. I was fortunate to grow up around my ultra talented, giant shoes wearing, huge shadow casting, superhero loving uncle, Paul Giacoppo, who's a Digital Creature Supervisor at ILM. Because of that, I always knew what I "wanted to be". While in Auckland, I had taken up a few new activities, like trekking through hobbitlands, trying to understand the rules of rugby, and teaching others as a ZBrush sensei. All of these things have contributed to my growth as a person and an artist. Thanks for taking the time to check out my work. For more info about me or interest in hiring me for your projects, get in touch here.