Marty Sixkiller graduated from Slidell High School in Slidell, Louisiana then went on to Louisiana State University where he received a Bachelors of Fine Art in Graphic Design. He was able to take an internship in Baton Rouge for a company which, unfortunately, no longer exists. Sixkiller believes this first internship was his "big break." He was required to work extremely hard for six months without pay, while teaching himself methods of manipulating computer graphics and animation that gave him the confidence to succeed. Sixkiller soon moved to Miami, Florida where he bounced around from job to job obtaining increasing knowledge which enabled him to compete with the "big boys." Sixkiller then moved to New York and shortly afterward to California, reluctantly, where he got a well-deserved job working for Pacific Data Images (PDI) in their special effects department.