I grew up on 70's and 80's TV shows and Movies, where everything was "practical", not a CGI shot to be seen. How can I do that? I wondered. I went to Art College to figure things out and after 2 years of drawing, painting, and sculpting I decided "making" is what I was good at so went to another college to study Model Making and Design. While there I built up my portfolio and got freelance work building props and models for TV commercials, stage shows, exhibitions and the like.
I still work in the movie and TV industry, but now in computer animation. In my spare time, I continue to make "physical" things, here's a list of some of the things I've made over the years: