In the 80's, I was doing set design and construction, painted backdrops, and prop building.
Then along came home computers, and the first graphics programs. Hurray!
In 1992, I started working at Westwood Studios, a game company in Las Vegas, and for the past 20 years have been involved in 2D and 3D computer graphics with several companies, creating all kinds of fun stuff.
My wife and I have moved to the country, and I now do freelance/contract work for various companies.