Mr. Alexander was born on a military base outside of Columbus Georgia before moving to Old Saybrook, Connecticut, where he was raised. Before returning to his roots in Georgia and attending the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Whitney knew from a very young age that he wan… Read More
Mr. Alexander was born on a military base outside of Columbus Georgia before moving to Old Saybrook, Connecticut, where he was raised. Before returning to his roots in Georgia and attending the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Whitney knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an artist. His decision to focus on Animation came in his early high school years where he built upon his artistic base of drawing. Significant influences to Whitney's work include Michelle Gondry, Wes Anderson and Adam Phillips.
Mr. Alexander was honored to be accepted to Savannah College of Art and Design where he enrolled as an Animation major in 2003. It was at SCAD where Whitney developed and grew his style through inspiration of graffiti art, which can be seen in his work. Even though Whitney grew up in a small beach town, he is no stranger to adversity. However, what sets him apart is his ability to turn that adversity into something positive. In his senior year at SCAD Mr. Alexander had a gun pulled on him while biking to campus to finish some last minute details on a project. It was through this challenge that Whitney created a notable short film in his early career entitled "Scratch." This short film was not only featured, but opened Savannah College of Art and Design's 2008 Graduate Showcase.
Every life challenge as well as job challenge has brought Mr. Alexander to a place of appreciation and accomplishment in his own work. Having worked jobs ranging from waiting tables to digging ditches, he has utilized all of his experience to launch a successful freelance animation career. He has lived and animated in major cities such as Chicago, IL and his current city Philadelphia, PA. In addition, he has worked on projects around the States hailing from Boston, MA and New York, NY.
Most recently his first animated music video for Art Decade has been featured on websites and publications such as Motionographer, Stash Magazine, 2Pause, Mashable, Savage Interactive, The Submarine Channel, and a featured App Advice piece written by Stella Violano. Through Whitney's resourceful use of all elements available to him, he has carved a path for himself as an up and coming Animation Generalist, specializing in Effects Animation.
Currently he is working freelance opportunities with Klip Collective where his Animation was featured at the entrance of the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show. He is also co-director and lead animator for Art Decade's second music video, set to launch in Summer 2012. In addition, he was nominated for Fest Anca's 2012 International Animation Festival and invited to share his story and vision for the technological direction in Animation at The Apple Store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Throughout his young and inspiring career, Mr. Alexander desires to unleash himself into a wild world of passionate creativity. Read Less