My name is Cody Zick, I’ve been a graphics designer for about 11 years now, I started my journey back in high school, being taught in AP classes for 4 years. Back then, I wasn’t that great, but as time moved, I got better. It was last year I decided to move to the Envato Marketplace on Video hive and sell my work, though I haven’t released alot of my work to the public, the ones I have released have sold pretty well. I’ve been doing this for 11 years I didn’t start in high school, rather I started at a young age when I found out that I had some unique artistic skills.
I am certified in Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, and Photoshop, learning almost each one by myself, I was learned After Effects in high school. Currently I’m learning the basics of 3D Studios Max and still running with the new Cinema 4D R14 Release.
During my journey I have met some really cool people who actually taught me a few things I didn’t know, if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have my own site today, I owe it to them where I got today in life.
I’m 23 years old and in my prime as a graphics artist, in the last 2013 quarter alone I have created some of the coolest set environments I have ever made. Some took a very long time to master, but I easily got the hang of it, some people would say I’m a quick learner because of that. I also have OCD, I use that as an advantage for my work, If my stuff isn’t in the exact place I intended for it to be in, Ill go out of my way to put it in the right place, just as I visioned it.
I started Red Dragon Studios back in 2009, after I graduated, it sort of evolved from a few different teams I was a part of, It started with Voluminoso Productions back in 2008, and it worked its way up from that, my company has grown into the company I wanted it to be, every day it grows bigger and bigger. I’m proud of how my company got to be now. My portfolio has expanded from just a few things I loved doing, to this giant list of things I do now for a living. I used to be under contract with Evil Corp Gaming, after a long 3 year run with them, it was time to move on to better things.
I had gotten hired by NgameTV to design graphics for a TV show they had planned called “The Final Round” my first big break, I haven’t heard back from them on the idea, I had last heard they were having issues selling the idea. But if it goes through, Ill be on the road to achieving my dream. Unfortunately the idea had fallen through and the owner sold the company to Alki David, and still have yet to hear from them.
And to anyone who reads this, if anyone tells you, you will never get to do the thing you want to do, don’t let them drag you into the mud, if you have a dream, chase after it, I’m still chasing mine after 7 years, never give up, if there is something you enjoy doing, do it, it will take time to accomplish said goal or dream you have believe me, I’m still trying, every day I try harder and harder to get ahead of the game.
Thanks for the support!