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Aaron Hartline

Aaron Hartline

Aaron Hartline was born in Hammond, Indiana – a small steel mill town outside of Chicago. From early on, he loved movies and drawing. While at Columbia College of Chicago, Aaron realized he could use animation to combine the two things he loved most as a child. During his first semester, life threw him an [...]

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Adam Rosette

Adam Rosette

Adam Rosette is an animation artist living in Los Angeles. He attended the School of Visual arts in New York where he received his BFA in traditional animation. He has worked for the last 7 years on Television shows, Commercials and Internet Series. He is currently an animator at Disney Consumer Products. Outside of drawing [...]

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Alex Ruiz Concept Artist – Illustrator

Alex Ruiz Concept Artist – Illustrator

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank CA Alex Ruiz began his art career as a character animator on ‘the Simpsons’ at the age of 19. He then became an assistant director on the hit series, taking on more responsibilities on the creation of the show. Eventually, Alex realized his passion for making still images rather than [...]

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Andrea Fernandez Designer

Andrea Fernandez Designer

Andrea Fernandez is a designer based in Los Angeles. She is graduate of the Sheridan animation program and has worked for Chuck Gammage Animation, House of Cool Studios, Zynga and Six Point Harness since graduating in 2009. She has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects ranging from TV series to Gaming. [...]

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Ben Willis Character Animator

Ben Willis Character Animator

Ben Willis is currently working as a Character Animator on DreamWorks Animation’s “Me and My Shadow,” a film that combines both 2D and 3D animation and is scheduled for release in 2014. Ben has also animated on DWA’s Academy Award®-nominated “Kung Fu Panda,” “Shrek Forever After,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Rise [...]

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Benjamin Hu

Benjamin Hu

Ben Hu spends a lot of time drawing and painting. Sometimes he’s lucky enough to get paid for it. He thinks it’s pretty cool he’s been able to make a living doing what he loves ever since graduating from Sheridan College’s animation program. He’s enjoyed designing and animating for online games, interactive websites, commercials, and [...]

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Bill Robinson Concept Artist

Bill Robinson Concept Artist

Bill Robinson is a 28 year old illustrator and animator living in Berkeley, CA. Bill is a graduate of the Film and Animation program at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently the Art Director at Orange Door Armory in San Francisco, a mobile game startup. In addition to his day job in games, Bill [...]

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Bobby Rubio Story Artist and Comic Book Creator

Bobby Rubio Story Artist and Comic Book Creator

Bobby Rubio is a Story Artist at Pixar Animation Studios.  He has worked on the films “Up,” “Cars 2,” “Brave” and “Monster’s University” as well as the animated short, “Tokyo Mater.”  After work hours, he works on his creator-owned independent comic, “Alcatraz High” and “4 Gun Conclusion.” He has also recently freelanced for Marvel Comics [...]

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Cassandra Poulson

Cassandra Poulson

Cassandra Poulson is a storyboard and design artist. Her first student film with Base14, “The Girl and the Fox” was an Annie Award Nominee for “Best Short” in 2012. She moved to LA to work as story artist on projects such as “Ultimate Spider Man” with Film Roman Studio, as well as character, creature, and [...]

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Claus Toksvig Kjaer

Claus Toksvig Kjaer – Producer, The Arsenal and Board Member, The Animation Workshop. He is also providing consultation within the Danish Animation Industry and giving lectures at The National Film School of Denmark.

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Cory Godbey

Cory Godbey

Cory Godbey has illustrated picture books, book covers, and other projects for clients such as HarperCollins, Random House, Archaia and The Jim Henson Co. . . .     In 2012 Cory will be illustrating the prequel graphic novel for Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. He has worked on animated shorts and commercials with clients including Prudential [...]

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Cory, Garrett and Mindy

Cory, Garrett and Mindy

Mindy is a concept artist currently working at Carbine Studios. She has worked in the video game and animation industry doing project such as: Lord of the Rings: Conquest for Pandemic Studios, Coconut Fred for Warner Bros, and Darkwatch for High Moon Studios.

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Dan Goodsell

Dan Goodsell

Dan Goodsell is an artist living in Los Angeles and the creator of the World of Mr Toast.  The World of Mr Toast began as a webcomic in 2004 and has since grown as a line of plush toys, printed comics, buttons and shirts.  This year saw the release of the iOS game “The World [...]

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Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Inspired by movie-making legend Ray Harryhausen; Dan began making films as a young boy. By his late teens, Dan had produced several 8mm films that featured rudimentary animation and special effects. Dan continued to develop his passion for filmmaking at the Brooks Institute of Photography, majoring in Cinematography, Dan began his professional career in television, shooting and directing [...]

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Dave Zaboski Animator Artist and Creative Consultant

Dave Zaboski Animator Artist and Creative Consultant

Dave Zaboski picked up a crayon in kindergarten and never put it down.  Educated at UCSB, Université de Poitiers in France, and Art Center College of Design, he has a deep traditional understanding of art. In 1990 Dave became an Animator for Disney Feature Films and has contributed his drawing skills to such modern classics [...]

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David Breaux Jr. – Senior Animator

David Breaux Jr. – Senior Animator

Born in Marrero, La. A suburb of New Orleans, David Breaux always had a knack for drawing. In the early 80s, his parents made the fateful decision that would forever change his life. A brand new Commodore 64 computer for Christmas. He quickly gravitated to the few pieces of art software floating around at the [...]

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David Pimental Story Artist

David Pimental Story Artist

CTN is extremely proud to invite David Pimentel who will be onsite all weekend and sharing what he feels is the purists way to gesture and expression in drawing. A direct disciple of the great gesture instructor from Walt Disneys classic animation days, Walt Stanchfield, David shares his talent and passion with you during a [...]

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Derek Thompson Story Artist Pixar

Derek Thompson Story Artist Pixar

CTN would like to welcome back to CTN eXpo story artist currently working at Pixar Animation Studios, Derek Thompson. Derek Thompson was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972, and has been drawing monsters since before he can remember. Many things contributed to Derek’s early fixation with creatures and the Unknown. Around age 5, he discovered [...]

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Doug TenNapel Author and Illustrator

Doug TenNapel Author and Illustrator

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank C CTN knows that there are many steps to becoming a successful creator. Seeing, listening, learning from and interacting with other passionate professionals may be the main key to your success. CTN understands this, and so every year we gather extraordinary people from every corner of our industry. We seek [...]

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Eduardo Avenir II

Eduardo Avenir II

Eduardo Jr is named after his father Eduardo Sr. He is hard of hearing, has a farmer’s tan, and takes 4 years to make a portfolio (just kidding…..). Current interests include: white chocolate gelato, Brixton Village, Siki Im, Antonio Azzuolo, Frida Gustavsson, James S mith and scowling. He stays awake at night thinking about not [...]

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Eduardo Avenir II Animator

Eduardo Avenir II Animator

Eduardo, or Edo as he is sometimes called, currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.  He has been drawing ever since he was a kid.  Thankfully, he has continued his passion for art since graduating from the Bachelor of Animation program at Sheridan College where his student film ‘The Lion’s Den’ won Best 2d Animation Award for [...]

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Elsa Chang

Elsa Chang

Elsa Chang is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. She attended art class from age 6 to 13 and was then accepted into the visual arts department Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA). She graduated Art Center College of Design in Fall 2010 with a BFA in illustration. Her focus is visual development [...]

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Eric Canete Animation and Comic Artist

Eric Canete Animation and Comic Artist

Eric Canete is an illustrator and designer working in the animation and comic book industries. He’s provided concept designs on “Men In Black” (Sony), “Ben10: Alien Force” (Cartoon Network) and “G.I. JOE: Renegade” (Hasbro), and has worked as a storyboard artist on “Aeon Flux” (MTV), “Pitch Black” (Universal), “Teen Titans” & “Justice League Unlimited” (WB). [...]

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Eric Ryan – Anti Human

Eric Ryan – Anti Human

Eric Ryan is a concept artist with almost 9 years experience in the film, television and video game industry.  He attended the University of Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, made a career move later and enrolled at the Art Institute of California, Orange County in Santa Ana. A short two years [...]

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Eric Ryan Concept Artist

Eric Ryan Concept Artist

Eric Ryan from Anti-Human is a concept artist with almost 9 years experience in the film, television and video game industry.  He attended the University of Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, made a career move later and enrolled at the Art Institute of California, Orange County in Santa Ana. A short [...]

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Evgeni Tomov Production Designer

Evgeni Tomov Production Designer

Please help give a warm welcome upon his first visit to CTN this amazing international traditional and digital animated film Production Designer.  Proving that talent crosses over all mediums, Evgeni Tomov’s touch can be seen in some of the most charming traditionally animated 2D feature films as well as stop motion and CG-animated features. EVGENI [...]

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Faye Hsu Designer

Faye Hsu Designer

Faye Hsu was born and raised in the small city of Liuzhou in southern China. She has loved animation and cartoons for as long as she can remember, entertaining her friends in primary school with her drawings of fanciful characters and creatures. Though Faye’s undergraduate degree is in math and physics she changed her focus to [...]

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Floriane Marchix

Floriane Marchix

Floriane Marchix is a French artist passionate for animation. She currently works as a visual development artist at PDI Dreamworks. She studied animation at Gobelins, l’école de l’image where she released two student short films: Wild Casting and Inka bola. She also worked on the feature film, Le chat du Rabbin, and art directed for [...]

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Genevieve Tsai

Genevieve Tsai

Genevieve Tsai has been a Concept Artist in the video game industry for over 6 years among companies such as Activision, Electronic Arts, Ghostbot, and Sanzaru Games. She currently works at Zynga in San Francisco as a Senior Artist. Genevieve graduated with a Masters in 2D Animation & Visual FX from the Academy of Art [...]

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Glen Keane – Legendary Animator

Glen Keane – Legendary Animator

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank CA The Creative Talent Network® is extremely proud to present in an exclusive US appearance the legendary animator, Glen Keane  in “An Evening with Glen Keane”. Guests will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the man, hear his passion and see the work . The evening will [...]

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IZZY Concept Artist Sony

IZZY Concept Artist Sony

CTN is proud to welcome in his first appearance at CTN animation eXpo,  IZZY. This extremely talented artist is currently the Lead Concept Artist for characters at Sony Santa Monica.  His most recent video game titles include: God of War: Ascension, Starhawk, and God of War III.  His work can also be found on well [...]

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Jacob Gardner Character Animator

Jacob Gardner Character Animator

JACOB GARDNER was on the winning team of the FJORG Iron Animator competition at Siggraph 2007, which got him noticed by DreamWorks Animation. He has been working at the studio ever since on films such as “Shrek Forever After,” “Megamind,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Rise of the Guardians.” Jacob is also an instructor at iAnimate.net, [...]

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Jake Panian

Jake Panian

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Jake Parker

Jake Parker

Jake Parker is a freelance artist living in Utah. For years he worked at Blue Sky Studios in the art department. His credits include: Horton hears a Who Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Rio Epic Currently Jake is working on a handful of personal and freelance projects. The most recent is his artbook DRAWINGS. [...]

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Jake Wyatt

Jake Wyatt

Jake Wyatt was born in Hammond, Louisiana, raised in the Southeastern United States, and studied animation at Brigham Young University in Utah. He has worked as an illustrator and board artist for a variety of clients in print, television, and film including Nickelodeon, Image Comics, and Overbrook Productions. Metro, Jake’s first animated short film, has [...]

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Jason Norton

Jason Norton

Jason Norton is an illustrator based in Southern CA. He graduated from the Laguna College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. Jason is currently the Senior Illustrator at Double Jump Games, a startup located in Carlsbad CA, and has recently finished Illustrating his first children’s book. He enjoys spending time with his [...]

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Jason Pruett Development Artist

Jason Pruett Development Artist

Jason Pruett is an artist living in the Los Angeles area. His work includes fine art, freelance illustration, character design, and teaching. He has worked on art for games, short films, books, magazines, animated projects, and more. He also teaches an online digital media class for the Academy of Art University. He has a BFA [...]

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Jean-Baptiste Monge Illustrator and Designer

Jean-Baptiste Monge Illustrator and Designer

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank CA The Creative Talent Network is proud to announce in an eXclusive US appearance, the magical world and talent of Jean-Baptiste Monge.  Jean-Baptiste will be featured in live demonstrations, conversations with creators and spotlight signing sessions where we are proud to release the first ever book published of his work. [...]

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Jeff Pidgeon

Jeff Pidgeon

Jeff Pidgeon studied at the California Institute of the Arts, learning character animation from Disney veterans Bob McCrea and Hal Ambro. He graduated with a BFA degree in 1988, working on such programs as The Simpsons until joining Pixar in 1991. While at Pixar, Jeff animated in the commercial division before going on to help [...]

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Jeff Ranjo

Jeff Ranjo

Jeff Ranjo has spent the last 20 years in the animation industry working as a character designer, storyboard artist, and character design instructor. While doing all that, he’s hung his hat at Disney Feature Animation, Jim Henson Productions, Sony Pictures Animation and California Institute of the Arts. This year he is proud to be Editor-in-Chief [...]

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Jerry Beck Animation Historian

Jerry Beck Animation Historian

Jerry Beck is an animation historian and cartoon producer. His twelve books on the subject include The Animated Movie Guide, Looney Tunes: The Ultimate Visual Guide and The 50 Greatest Cartoons. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney, and is currently a consulting producer to Warner Bros., Universal and Disney for their [...]

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John Musker Director

John Musker Director

John Musker began his career at Disney in 1977. His first assignment was as an assistant animator on a short called The Small One (1978). His feature film debut came when he worked as an animator on Pete’s Dragon (1977). He was promoted to supervising animator by 1981, when he worked on The Fox and [...]

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Jose Lopez Character designer

Jose Lopez Character designer

Jose Lopez is one of those designers who makes the art of creating characters look all too easy. In his fourth year with CTN Jose will be exhibiting and sharing a panel with other international character designers. Jose Lopez has been a character designer for over 10 years working in the Film, TV and Video [...]

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Karl Gnass

Karl Gnass

Karl Gnass began his career as a story, character, and visual development artist at Sid and Marty Croft, working on such legendary children’s series as H.R. Pufnstuff, Lidsville, The Bugaloos, and Sigmund and the Sea Monster. Karl has storyboarded for Disney, Coca-Cola, Saban, and Fox Entertainment. His credits include Peter Pan and the Pirates, Gargoyles, [...]

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Katy Hargrove Designer

Katy Hargrove Designer

Katy Hargrove works in video games as a 3D modeler. Much of her work can be found in the bestiary of the Guild Wars franchise. Outside of video games she spends time designing creatures and characters and bringing them to life through a variety of mediums such as paint, clay, paper, and fabric. A long [...]

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Kazu Kibuishi – Bolt City Productions

Kazu Kibuishi – Bolt City Productions

Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the Flight Anthologies, a critically acclaimed comics series, as well as the creator of Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kazu moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was [...]

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Lam Giang and Lamnho

Lam Giang and Lamnho

Lam and Lamnho are a sketch duet who both enjoy making simple and whimsical drawings… Lam and Lamnho are twin brothers. Both brothers happened to grow up with the love for art and graduated from San Jose State University’s Animation/Illustration program in 2009. Since then they have dabbled their feet in the game industry. When [...]

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Lettie Lo

Lettie Lo

Lettie grew up in the colourful and multicultural city of Hong Kong, and Markham. Where she mastered the art of holding chopsticks at the age of 8 and discovered the joy of drawing on tissue paper while pretending to be doing her math homework. The art would later be flushed down the toilet to cover [...]

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Lora Innes – Paper Wings

Lora Innes – Paper Wings

Lora teamed up with her long-time friend and Disney character designer, Chris Oatley, to begin the Paper Wings Podcast—a show devoted to every aspect of making creator-owned comics. Chris and Lora are passionate not just about making comics, but making comics that elevate the medium. Let’s tell better stories! Lora began her own critically acclaimed [...]

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Louie Del Carmen Story Artist

Louie Del Carmen Story Artist

LOUIE DEL CARMEN Born and raised in the Philippines, Louie del Carmen is a veteran character designer, storyboard artist, board supervisor and director having worked at most of the major studios in Los Angeles.  In his 15 plus years in the animation industry, Louie has garnered a reputation as a consummate professional with a tremendous [...]

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Luke Cormican

Luke Cormican

Luke Cormican is an LA based artists who has been working as a professional in animation for the past ten years. His credits include El Tigre, Ren and Stimpy, Adult Party Cartoon, and Penguins of Madagascar. He is currently a director at Warner Bros on Teen Titans Go! He is also an original member of [...]

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Matt Jones

Title: Matt Jones on Ronald Searle Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network CTNX09: Filmed Nov 2009; Posted May 2010 Length 45 min Matt Jones has worked in the animation industry for 14 years, initially in commercials in London & lately on feature animated productions.  He’s currently a senior Story Artist on Aardman/Sony’s ‘Arthur Christmas’. While [...]

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Michael DeFeo Sculptor

Michael DeFeo Sculptor

Michael Defeo has been very busy the past few years. Between working films like Despicalbe Me 2, The Lorax, Ice Age 4 and most recently the new Minions movie (Despicable Me spin off) he has created a new anatomy app called L’Ecorché. L’Ecorché (pronounced leh-kohr-SHAY) is an elegant and painstakingly-detailed fusion of an anatomy reference [...]

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Michael Yamada

Michael Yamada

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Michel Gagné Award Winning Designer

Michel Gagné Award Winning Designer

Michel Gagné was born in Québec, Canada. He studied animation at Sheridan College School of Visual Arts in Ontario, Canada and in 1985, began a highly successful artistic career. Renowned for his unique vision, Michel has lent his talent to several animation companies, such as Don Bluth Studios, Warner Bros., Disney, Pixar, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, [...]

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Mike Lee

Mike Lee

Mike Lee is an artist based in New York.  He recently self-published his first book titled, “Bodega.” Aside from working on his books and personal art, he is also a color key artist at Blue Sky Studios. – - – - – - – - -

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Nacho Rodriguez Animator Filmmaker

Nacho Rodriguez Animator Filmmaker

Nacho Rodríguez is a self-taught animator from Spain. He’s been working professionally with Flash since 2002, deveolping a unique cartoony style. He has produced shorts for internet, advertisements and videogames. He spent one year and a half in France, as animation director for Ubisoft’s game ‘Ozen’. He has directed 5 official music videos as a [...]

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Pablo Lobato Caricaturist Illustrator from Argentina

Pablo Lobato Caricaturist Illustrator from Argentina

Pablo Lobato was born in Trelew, Patagonia Argentina in April 1970.   As a kid, Pablo would rather stay at home and draw rather than play soccer with his friends.  When it came time to choose a career, Pablo chose graphic design, although he really didn’t know anything about it.  After a short time, he ended [...]

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Patrick Awa Concept Artist

Patrick Awa Concept Artist

Born in Santa Monica, California, Patrick grew up in Tokyo and began his career working for a Japanese CGI production studio where he rose through the ranks to direct various commercials and short films. He moved to California in 2001 and has worked as a character/concept designer for major movies such as “Valiant “(Walt Disney [...]

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Priscilla Wong

Priscilla Wong

Priscilla Wong is a passionate artist and designer for feature animation, currently working in visual development at PDI Dreamworks. She has also freelanced at Laika/House as a character designer, working with director, Nicholas Weigel. Her roots are in San Francisco and she is a ShrunkenHeadMan alum from San Jose State University. As a student, she [...]

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Ray Shenusay – Head of Story Disney Toon Studios

Ray Shenusay – Head of Story Disney Toon Studios

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank CA Back by popular demand this amazing talent, who was with us in 2011,  will be hosting a intensive workshop this year on Story.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with and learn from this highly experienced and versatile professional storyteller. Ray Shenusay graduated with a [...]

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Ricardo de Los Angeles

Ricardo de Los Angeles

Ricardo de Los Angeles will be selling personal art prints, sketchbooks and possibly a compilation book of his artworks. He’ll draw a free quick caricature portrait to anyone who asks. Make sure to stop by his Table (#T58) to get a free quick Caricature! After graduating from the CalArts character animation program, Ricky dived straight [...]

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Rich Arons

Rich Arons

Rich Arons is a distinguished and accomplished artist, working in the Animation industry since 1978. He has written and illustrated a series of children’s books about Turbie the Turtle-Duck. He will soon be releasing an entertaining and insightful book for animators and storyboard artists, Flexing Your Animation Muscles. Trained in classical drawing, he studied animation [...]

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Rob Thompson Animator

Rob Thompson Animator

Rob Thompson started at Pixar Animation Studios in 2005 and has since worked on the Oscar nominated films Ratatouille, Wall-E, the short film Burn-E, Up, Toy Story 3, and just finished animating on Cars 2.  He also directed animation on the Toy Story 3 and Cars 2 video games, where he worked closely with game [...]

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Sonia Khan

Sonia Khan

I have recently graduated from the Sheridan Animation program in 2012. My passion is animation and concept/layout design. Having grown up with cartoons on my brain and a sketchbook by my side, my love for animation has increased over the years. Not only has my love for animation grown, my skills have as well, allowing [...]

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Squash and Sketch

Squash and Sketch

Squash and Sketch is a boutique studio located in Florence, Italy. It is composed of a team of two people: Alessandro Chirico and Tania Sandroni. They offer services including Visual Development, Concept Art, Character Design, Set Design, Background Design, 2D/3D Character Animation and Illustration. They have worked with companies such as Neko Productions, Moonscoop, Zodiack, [...]

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Steve Anderson Director

Steve Anderson Director

STEPHEN ANDERSON (Director) joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1995 as a story artist on “Tarzan.”  Prior to taking on directing duties for “Winnie the Pooh,” he served as director of 2007’s “Meet the Robinsons.” Anderson’s credits in the WDAS story department include “The Emperor’s New Groove” and “Brother Bear.”  He served as story supervisor [...]

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Stevie Lewis

Stevie Lewis

We are proud to welcome to her first CTN Stevie Lewis from DreamWorks Animation. She’ll be sharing her booth and her talent with Books, Posters, Prints, Postcards and Sketches. Stevie Lewis is a San Francisco based artist who currently works at PDI DreamWorks Animation as a visual development artist.  She studied computer animation at Ringling [...]

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Sue DiCicco Writer Illustrator Sculptor

Sue DiCicco Writer Illustrator Sculptor

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank CA CTN is proud to present Sue DiCicco. A successful woman in the creative arts. It is easy to categorized Sue as a multi-talented artist with many voices. Her creative curiosity has taken her to be an animator, writer, studio owner, illustrator and sculptor and has been and continues to [...]

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Syd Mead Legendary Visionary Artist – Modern Day Leonardo

Syd Mead Legendary Visionary Artist – Modern Day Leonardo

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank CA Syd Mead has done more than imagine the future, he has helped to craft its shape. In addition to being one of the few top names in the field of concept art for the entertainment industry, Syd Mead is often referred to as a visual futurist, and he is [...]

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Tali Apt

Tali Apt

Tali Apt is a character designer, cartoonist, and storyboard artist living in the Baltimore Metro area. He graduated from Schoolcraft College in Detroit, MI with a degree in animation. Tali currently teaches art classes to children and young adults. He recently completed the art for a weekly comic strip in an international children’s magazine, Binah [...]

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Ted Mathot

Ted Mathot

Ted’s most recent contributions include storyboards and story development on WALL•E and Presto. Currently he is a storyboard supervisor working with on an upcoming project. In this capacity, he manages and supports a small team of story artists, brainstorms story ideas, visualizes the script in drawn camera shots with character acting, and other requests the [...]

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Terry Dodson

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Terry Naughton

Terry Naughton

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The Con-Artists

The Con-Artists

Coran Stone is an Designer/Illustrator that has worked for companies such as Hasbro, Upperdeck, 4 kids, Storyboarded and Character designed for WB animation, Worked at the Hub on Transformers animated and Disney XD. . http://kizer180.deviantart.com/ http://kizerdabbles.blogspot.com/ . . Christopher Copeland is a Storyboard artist in TV animation from Chicago Illinois who works as a Storyboard [...]

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The Street & The Studio with Matt Cruikshank

  Matt Cruickshank brings to life how sketches & compositions inform and strengthen professional projects.

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Tim Robins

Tim Robins

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Tom Cardone Art Director

Tom Cardone Art Director

TOM CARDONE (Art Director) started his animation career at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank, CA in 1990. Over the next 12 years he worked as a Background Artist and Supervisor, and eventually Co-Art Director on Emperor’s New Groove. He then returned to NY to join Blue Sky Studios on Robots. He has since Art [...]

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Tomo

Tomo

At 18, Tomo got his start in manga, winning the most prestigious award for comics. He has worked with Hirohiko Araki on JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE which sold 75 million copies and with Masanori Morita on ROOKIES which was made into a film. At 26, he started to work as Lead Concept Artist on NAMCO’s STARFOX [...]

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Tony Bancroft Director

Tony Bancroft Director

Upon graduating from high school, Tony was accepted into the exclusive, Disney sponsored art college, California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) in 1987, where he thrived artistically and developed a lifelong passion for animation. As a result of his time at CalArts, he was “drafted” to the big leagues of Walt Disney Animation Studios. His [...]

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Tony White Animator

Tony White Animator

Tony White has worked with Richard Williams at his London studio and studied with Ken Harris and Art Babbit; later he opened his own studio there, Animus Productions.  Producer and director of many award-winning films, including the masterful ‘Hokusai’.  A writer of essential animation textbooks through Focal Press, he also created and produces the ’2D [...]

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Torsten Schrank Character Designer

Torsten Schrank Character Designer

CTN is incredibly proud to include this extremely versatile and gifted character designer from Germany to CTN this year. Torsten will be on the exhibit floor and sharing his talent through both demonstrations and conversations with his international peers. Torsten Schrank was born 1974 in Berlin, Germany. After his studies of Animation at the Film [...]

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Tyler Phillips Animator Dreamworks Animation

Tyler Phillips Animator Dreamworks Animation

TYLER PHILLIPS is an animator who studied at Platt College and Animation Mentor. Tyler got his start in Prague working as a 3D generalist. As an animator, Tyler has worked on such films as, “Ice Age 3” (Blue Sky), “God of War 3” (Sony Games), and “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Megamind,” “Puss in Boots,” [...]

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Tyler Phillips Character Animator

Tyler Phillips Character Animator

TYLER PHILLIPS is an animator who studied at Platt College and Animation Mentor. Tyler got his start in Prague working as a 3D generalist. As an animator, Tyler has worked on such films as, “Ice Age 3” (Blue Sky), “God of War 3” (Sony Games), and “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Megamind,” “Puss in Boots,” [...]

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Tyrus Wong

Tyrus Wong

Tyrus Wong, painter, muralist, lithographer, film production illustrator and kitemaker was born in Guangzhou, China in 1910. At age nine he left China for the United States. Upon his arrival he spent nearly a month at the Angel Island Immigration Station before joining his father in Sacramento. As a young teen he moved to Los [...]

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Victor Navone Animator

Victor Navone Animator

Victor Navone is a traditional artist and computer animator. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine and worked for several years in the computer gaming industry as a Conceptual Designer and 3d Artist. In 1998 Navone began studying 3D character animation on his spare time. One of his early [...]

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Walter Gatus Character Designer

Walter Gatus Character Designer

Walter Gatus is an artist currently located in Los Angeles.  With over 10 years of experience, he has worked for studios such as Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Starz and Hasbro.  He has worked as a character designer for shows like Transformers: Prime, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, & Ultimate Spiderman.   He recently published his book, [...]

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Wayne B. Medina

Wayne B. Medina

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Willie Real Designer

Willie Real Designer

Willie Real is a designer based in San Francisco, CA where he currently doodles for Google. Willie spent 5 years at Blue Sky Studios developing environments & characters for films such as Horton Hears A Who, Ice Age, Rio, Leafmen and other projects in development. He continues to freelance in the animation world and loves [...]