I am a designer by trade, running my own business - Wombat Studios - since 1997; I specialize in 3D illustration and animation (the vast majority of which is done for medical visualization - devices, procedures, etc.), motion graphics, short videos, and design.
I recently took on the position of Art Director at Monte Cook Games.
I have a BFA in painting, though I haven't painted in a traditional sense for at least ten years. I have been getting back into drawing, though, and plan on doing more - mostly on the computer.
I have been writing short and long speculative fiction since 2009. Primarily a horror writer, I also enjoy elements of fantasy and sci-fi, though not hard science fiction. Early works were published under the pen names Jacob Ruby and Virginia Ray, but since 2012 all works have been penned as Bear Weiter . More information can be found at my writing site (link to the right).
I am married without kids, but I do have a step daughter of sorts (it's complicated) and my wife and I live with our four cats: Xena, Sky, Yuki, and our newest Taro, a savannah - he's young, but growing fast.