Alan Becker was born on May 18, 1989, in Dublin, Ohio, United States. He graduated from Scioto High School in 2007. After this, he attended Columbus College of Art and Design and graduated in 2013.
Growing up, Becker’s family owned a single computer that had to be shared between him and his other siblings. It was here where Alan started experimenting with pixel art in 2001. Then Alan was homeschooled in 2005 and received his first laptop which was an Acer TravelMate. This is where he began animating using Macromedia Flash, which later became Adobe Flash Professional, then Adobe Animate. The Pink Army, his first official animation was posted on Newgrounds back in 2006.
Some of Alan’s most prominent partnerships include Adobe Creative Cloud, Copic Markers, and Newgrounds. He has 23.9 million YouTube subscribers, 10 million Twitter followers, 933K Facebook followers, and 153K Instagram followers.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Alan Becker teamed up with Adobe Creative Cloud to showcase his creative genius by utilizing their software. Here, Becker demonstrated his animation skills after showcasing how Adobe Creative Cloud’s software is a massive help in streamlining the workflow. It gives users access to a collection of software to use for graphic design, web development, video editing, as well as photography. It also comes with a set of mobile applications and some optional cloud services.
Alan also collaborated with Copic Markers in creating a promotional video. Here, Alan used Copic Markers to draw his famous character. His Animator vs. Animation stick figure is proof of the product’s precision and quality. Copic is a brand of refillable markers and related products by the Too Corporation in Japan. It is distributed in the US and Canada by its subsidiary, “Too Corporation Americas”.
Newgrounds is another notable brand that Alan Becker teamed up with. They are notable for their portal for flash animations. In their partnership, Anim8 (Alan’s animation company), they created an animation challenge that Newgrounds users can join. Proving once again that Newgrounds flash animations can be used for the simplest to the most complex of animations.