What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m Travis Overstreet and I’m the lead designer and animator at Crawford Media in Atlanta, Georgia.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
For the most part I waited tables to put myself through school but there were a couple of interesting odd jobs sprinkled in. The most interesting one would have to be the steel fabrication shop I worked in for a summer. I was raised in the south but I never really picked up the culture so I stuck out like a sore thumb. We had to be there every morning at 4:30am and being the smart person I am I went to see the midnight release of Star Wars 3. Needless to say I didn’t get any sleep that night and during my shift the next day I dozed off while using a machine and fractured a piece of metal sending a small fragment into my forearm. Even though I hated the hours I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with.
How did you become interested in animation?
Cartoons were the best things on television. Cartoon network didn’t come along until I was in middle school so cartoons were a precious commodity. If I wasn’t watching them I was (more…)