Patrick was born in Melbourne, Australia and raised in Wiesbaden, Germany. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Industrial & Graphic Design at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Transportation Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. During his studies he fell in love with Feature Animation after completing an internship at Pixar, where he had the chance to work on "The Incredibles". 9 years later Patrick was the Production Designer for the DreamWorks film, "Rise of the Guardians". During his time at DreamWorks Animation Patrick also worked as an Art Director and Visual Development Artist on many titles for the studio such as "Croods", "Monsters vs. Aliens", "Over the Hedge" and many others. After DreamWorks Patrick spent a year in NexGen gaming working as a Visual Consultant on the Xbox One release title "Ryse Son of Rome". Today when his schedule allows, Patrick is a part-time instructor for Visual Communication at Art Center College of Design. Together with his wife Margaret he is the founder of "The Neuland" an international design consultancy. Some of their recent clients include Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros, ReelFX and Google. Patrick is currently working as the Production Designer on "The Lego Movie Sequel" and everything IS awesome.
photo by Khali Macintyre