I am a professional software developer with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a full-time software development job. However, I have started to learn game development as a hobby, and have released my first game, called Squish Squash Squoosh Bugs! (yeah, its a kids game). Professionally, I have a wide range of experience, including: C, C++, C#, Java, Python, VB.NET, MySQL, SQLlite, SQL Server, GDAL, OpenGL, CUDA, and dabbled in countless other things.
I got the initial image off of opengameart.org, and then animated it with Spriter (http://brashmonkey.com/). I know its not great, but I'm a programmer. My intent was to demonstrate that anyone can make a decent animation with Spriter.