Recently I was invited to speak at Photoshop World in Atlanta by the good folks over at Kelby One. While there I managed to break away for my first visit to the Georgia Aquarium. It is an amazing facility that I always wanted to see and so glad that I finally got the chance. I did a number of drawings including some of their HUGE main tank, several tropical fish and even some penguins. I also bumped into a nice young woman named Emily that is currently attending art college. As it happens she recently wrote a paper on me and my career. That is a first… surreal.
For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more.
In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".