Spencer Brinkerhoff III decided late in 2007 that drawing some sketch cards might be a good way to sharpen his illustration skills, but little did he know that he would be launching a new career entirely.
An invitation to Celebration Japan in 2008 gave him his first opportunity to create a limited edition print as well as his first shot at being an exhibitor. That same year, he debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con, where his animated short was a finalist in the Star Wars Fan Movie challenge. In 2009, Spencer launched the Star Wars Artist series on Zazzle, along with another print utilizing a cinematic depth of field and his signature animated style. Brinkerhoff is also the creator of the Drawing-is-Simple drawing system.