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About the Founders

Learn about the team that first started Write and Forge!

Thomas Harmonson


My name is Thomas Harmonson. I am a third year student at Exceptional Minds studying Visual Effects and Compositing. I am skilled in Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint Pro. People have called me the "Kaiju Master" because I'm an expert on all things Godzilla and giant monster related. I'm glad to have helped started Write and Forge, and hope you guys continue to enjoy it!

Peter Jensen


I am a student at Exceptional Minds, a vocational school for young adults on the autism spectrum. I have  a keen interest in Animation and how VFX enhances it. I often find myself encouraging and promoting my classmates, which leads me towards an interest in Project Manager in the entertainment industry where I can mentor others.

Jacob Richard Riess


Jacob Richard Riess is a VFX and 3D artist based in Los Angeles California. He has an Associates in Animation and Game Design from Santa Barbara City College.  He enjoys playing video games, watching television series from Japan, and drawing characters in his sketch book. His dream is to eventually work at any 3D animation studio, or a video game studio, or any studio that will have him when he graduates from Exceptional Minds

Xavier Romo


Xavier Romo is a creative dreamer who enjoys going out on adventures and meeting new people. He is constantly using his mind to create ideas.” That is my description for myself in 140 characters, proving that I am creative, concise, and clear. I am the Producer of Write and Forge, and also a third-year student at Exceptional Mind who wants to work in Production management. When not studying or at school, I enjoy writing fictional short stories and exploring Los Angeles by foot.

Isaiah Strum

Art Manager

I am a student at Exceptional Minds, a vocational school for young adults on the autism spectrum. I study VFX, Animation, and Post-Production. When I graduate in 2018, I hope to work in the fields of Storyboarding, Concept Design, VFX or Graphic Design. 

Quinn Wright


Quinn Wright is a photographer, filmmaker and comedian. He enjoys all things camera, film and comedy; and especially loves when he's able to mix the three. Recently, his photo was featured on the Instagram of The World Famous Comedy Store. He is also an act featured in The Ding Dong Show, the longest-running show in Comedy Story history, every monday night from 10:30 to midnight.

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