I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid. I became more serious about art during high school, where I also learned how to use Adobe Illustrator. It remained a hobby until I worked as an intern for Salt Lake Comic Con, where I was inspired by working with local artists. My confidence was further boosted at that convention when Jennifer Hale and Weird Al Yankovic both praised the art I had made for them. In March 2017, I started my business D.T.HAINS Art, combining my love of making art with my love of all things geeky.
Since starting my business, I have started two successful Kickstarter campaigns. The first was to make playing cards featuring Sith, and the second was to make playing cards featuring Jedi.
In July 2019, I had my biggest commission yet. I was reached out by the management for the internationally-renowned musician Lights. She and her team had seen and shared some fan art I made earlier, and they wanted me to create a poster for her acoustic tour. It was such an incredible experience!