About – Mike Roy
I’m a chronically creative individual who loves to love his work. When I’m not daydreaming about what to do with the latest idea, I’m creating stuff that’s probably either highly technical or highly introspective.
I’m a creative director for ReelFX Creative Studios in Dallas, Texas. ReelFX is a world-class turnkey studio specializing in all things visual and awesome from feature films and national commercials to cutting edge virtual reality. It’s been a really fun ride and I’ve had the pleasure of working with some astounding talent over the years I’ve been there.
I’ve used a lot of tools over the years, but my favorite has been Autodesk’s legendary Flame software. A close second would be good old Photoshop. You’ll occasionally find me poking around Adobe Creative Cloud or tinkering with a 3D app. If those don’t do the trick, pencil and paper usually do. Whatever the tool, my goal is to make the tool as transparent as possible so that I can get my idea across, solve creative problems, or make a client’s wildest dreams come to life. One of best things about my job is that I get to work directly with clients in the room sitting behind me. I get them to come over and play as much as I can, I find that it helps the whole creative process.
Lately I’ve been turning my attention to the world of creativity at large. I’ve run a blog at ArtistMyth.com for a couple of years now, its goal is to help creative people get past whatever holds them back from having fulfilling lives doing work they love. I’m in the process of morphing a lot of stuff from that blog to a new site at mikeroy.co, where I plan to build a platform on coaching, speaking, and teaching high-level creatives. I call people in my tribe “mythmakers” because I believe that what we do in creating culture is necessary, relevant, and important to the world. (And to the people creating it as well!)
I have a mean entrepreneurial streak and love to dabble in creative businesses… I’ve experimented with iPhone apps, T-shirts, and selling art supplies.
If you’re interested in consulting for new media such as virtual reality or personal creativity coaching, just let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m also available to speak at your live event on topics related to creativity or new media.
When I’m not pushing pixels or words around, I’m at home with my lovely wife and two adorable kids. I also tolerate the presence of a Bichon mix, a Chihuahua, and a Husky.
My other extracurricular activities include church, guitar and music.
Here is my Social Media stuff. Let me know you exist! Maybe one day we can breathe the same air.