Ernie started a creative production studio called 8fish in 1995 after working as an illustrator and designer for a large ad agency called Dahlin Smith White based in Salt Lake City.
8fish became well-known for animation, video production, writing, directing and branding among ad agencies and dozens of direct clients such as Maverik, Inc., Extra Space Self Storage, Chuck Norris's Cforce water, Rocky Mountain Yeti auto group, Bountiful Mazda, Country Fair convenience stores, and more.
Ernie loves to draw and write so he wrote and illustrated Monster Factory- "How to draw adorable monsters." published by Impact Media. Available on Amazon
He also wrote and illustrated a children's book about chores called, They're Waiting For Me! Also available on Amazon
He's currently working on a book about branding that you'll want to get your hands on! Send him an email and ask for one of the first copies.
While producing a reality TV series for Maverik convenience stores, Ernie was inspired to produce and host a travel show focused on discovering adventures while on vacation that he called Xtreme Tourist. Thirteen episodes later he became tan and happy. Episodes aired across the United States, Spain, and Brazil.
If that's not enough, he also enjoys training for and competing in triathlons. He likes to push himself physically and mentally to test his limits. He finished dozens of triathlons including eight half-Ironman distances and Ironman Cozumel. When he puts his mind to something there is no stopping him.