Don started working in the computer animation and graphic design field some 16 years ago. A graduate of Algonquin College's first Multimedia course he joined Corel Corporation developing medical cdroms. A year later he moved over to Jetform DVS and was programming high school math cdroms. It was at the end of his contract there that he signed on with the computer animation company Leaping Raster Inc. A wide variety of broadcast, government and private industry animation projects allowed him to continue honing a wider array of computer and graphic skills.
In 1999 Don and his sister Terry formed Bats in the Belfry Creative Inc., a freelance graphic design company. Don continued contract work with Leaping Raster for a number of years after. He worked on numerous animated tv shows as well as producing 3d/2d graphics and animations for many clients. His most recent contract was working with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) where he created a series of 3d/2d animations for the Life & Physical Sciences Department.
Don's life long fascination with the space program led him to produce in 2005 the first historical poster of the Apollo Lunar Rover. His 3d rover model was used in two historical space documentaries: Spacecraft films' "Live from the Moon" and Redstar 3D's "Legend of Apollo" which retired Astronaut Dave Scott, CDR of Apollo 15, was the technical advisor. His work also appears in Anthony Young's book "Lunar and Planetary Rovers". Don contributes to NASA's historical website "The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal" where they have devoted a page highlighting his lunar rover 3d animations.
Don put his experience with video and animation into producing a 23 minute historical DVD highlighting the "Great Moonbuggy Races" which are held each year at the US Space and Rocket center in Huntsville Alabama. In 2009 & 10 he contributed graphics to the Worldwide Charity "Can't Stop the Serenity" which supports Equality Now. Don is always interested in new projects and ideas.