About Ethan Diaz

Hi, my name is Ethan Diaz.

Growing up, I never wanted to become an animator. I wanted to become a concentration worker or carpenter. Building houses or working on skyscrapers. But starting in middle school, I got introduce to the wonderful world of creating stuff with computers. So then I started to desire a job with a computer and slowly fell in love with coding. I change my dream job from a carpenter to a computer programmer. But throughout my middle school years, I still wasn't 100% clear on what field to fully go into. Then starting high school everything changes.

In high school, we had to learn some Adobe apps like Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator. Learning them came easy for me but creating art with them. That is when I felt something different. For the first time, I was invested in my work and enjoy it at the same time. So for the third time, I change my dream job from a computer programmer to a graphic designer. But not even halfway in my freshman year, I found something that combined everything I love about being a carpenter, computer programmer, and graphic designer. And that was thanks to a Minecraft music video animation.

That how I discover animation. For me, animation makes me feel like I'm building a house with my hands, like a carpenter. But with a technology that I fell in love with, like a computer programmer. And I'm creating art, like a graphic designer.

For the past 3 years, I have taught myself how to use Maya and have created (some cringy) Minecraft animations. I have also taken some Maya classes on Skillshare to teach myself. But I'm still new, I'm fresh, I'm like wet clay. 
  
I'm currently taking Animation Mentor

Thank you for taking your time in reading this. I hope you have a great day. :)