I am an artist, a writer and a Soldier.  I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, in the north side of the city called “Korea Town.”  I learned the meaning and value of hard work from my Korean parents, who migrated to Chicago during the 1970s.  They operated a humble dry-cleaning business and emphasized the importance of earning a good education.

In 2001, I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Graphics from Northeastern Illinois University, with a Minor in Criminal Justice.  In 2006, I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in 3D Computer Animation from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, with a thesis focus on crime scene reconstruction.

After graduation, I enlisted into the California Army National Guard to become an MP (Military Police).  I have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and continue to serve in the Guard today.  Military themes can be seen throughout my artwork and writing.

As a civilian, I currently work as a Visual Information Specialist in North Carolina.  My hobbies include international travel, hiking, learning outdoor survival skills, jiu jitsu, kickboxing and karate.

Connect with me:

Email: danicacho@hotmail.com

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