WHO IS TODD?
Hello. I'm a Multidisciplinary
( motionographer )
( graphic designer )
( music producer )
( writer )
digital design creative with a versatile and
focused skill-set; a balance between creative and technical qualities. Although I do a wide range of design styles,
I'm currently focused on motion graphics and video.
I'm passionate at what I do. I'm a resourceful and driven design content developer lives and breathes the process of design. Simply put; my profession is also my hobby. I never stop trying to learn new innovative ways to translate the clients vision to print or motion. I posses an excellent ability to communicate effectively with both peers AND clients; whatever it takes to satisfy the client.
My musical alter-ego (Big La vs. Todd) is an Oakland Producer/DJ by way of South Central Los Angeles. My style is smoothed-out 90′s style Hip-Hop production; following in the path of my favorite producers, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, J Dilla, as well as others. I love beats with samples. I’m not a keyboard person. Strictly Hippidy Hop, Choppidy Chop. This is more of a 'way of life' than a 'hobby' or 'profession'
DJing was always for the bastard step-sister for my Hip-Hop production. I started by making mixtapes for the neighborhood gangebangers as a way to keep myself safe in the streets. I got the opportunity to co-spin as an assortment of downtown LA and Inglewood late night wareshouse parties. I wasn't well-known, but it got me in contact with DJ's who knew what they were doing. Later I created my own website. It was basically a 'blog' before there were 'blog'. I posted my everyday shananigans and carried over the "Big La Doin' Big Things" show to the web. After about a year, I caught the ear of the owners of a media site called FLOWINK.COM. Not much later, I took on the role as one of there primary DJ's. Eventually, the owns expanded the brand and went on work on live events and they left the online mix department in my hands. And I've been doing it ever since.
I’ve always written stuff. When I was 9 I had a creative explosion. After experiencing and falling in love with sci-fi books and movies, i decide to write my own epic. It was over 200 pages of unbridled, unfocused creative. wrote on lined paper. When i ran out of space i wrote on the back of the pages. When there was no more room to write, I realized my relationship with those characters was over. I was depressed until I realized I could just start another story.