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Amos Sussigan

Amos Sussigan

Amos Sussigan (b. 1989 in Switzerland) feels comfortable in the roles of visual designer, director in various (short) films, art director, radio personality, and writer. Amos has always been a restless, creative soul, never interested in the obvious or the easily-obtained. Amos completed his diploma in Languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French, and German) in Switzerland, [...]

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Andre Avillanoza

Andre Avillanoza

I am a graduate of Sheridan college. I am an independent designer/animator and I have recently finished up first short film called ‘Tag’ for my final year at Sheridan. I am currently exploring a variety of ideas for a new short and I am also working with a few other graduates to create a short [...]

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Anthony Gutierrez

Anthony Gutierrez

Born and raised in Southern California, Anthony will be graduating from Laguna College of Art and Design in May 2013 with a BFA in Character Animation. Though his passion lies with traditional and computer generated character animation, he also loves storyboarding, character design and film editing. He seeks a position as a character animator or [...]

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Carl Beu – School of Hard Knocks

Carl Beu – School of Hard Knocks

Carl Beu is a digital painter and illustrator living in Hollywood. He most recently finished painting backgrounds on Disney XD’s Motorcity. Some of his other credits include Tom Hanks’ Electric city, the Murder She Wrote PC game, and the MMO series Sacred Seasons. His favorite inspirations are expressionistic artists, foreign cultures, and just about anything [...]

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Daniel James Best

Daniel James Best

Daniel James Best has been a student of local (and online) book stores, learning from generous professionals via their books and luckily, sometimes their friendly advice (he’s also a graduate of the University of Technology, Sydney’s Bachelor of Information Technology program). Plus, invaluable Schoolism and local art courses too. In the Fall of 2012 he’s [...]

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Eddie Betancourt – Lutraphobic

Eddie Betancourt – Lutraphobic

Eddie Betancourt formed a bad habit: an addiction to ‘drawing’. This addiction (what he called a ‘passionate obsession’) drove him to do the unthinkable. He would pursue a degree in Media Arts and Animation at the Art Institute of Tampa in Florida, unearthing a dangerous love for character design. Currently he is snacking on freelance [...]

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Elioli Art – Elena and Olivia Ceballos

Elioli Art – Elena and Olivia Ceballos

Elena and Olivia Ceballos (AKA ELIOLI) are 18 year-old twin sisters who live along the Golden Isles of Brunswick, Georgia. They specialize in visual development and character design. Their passion for art has been with them since an early age, but their interest in animation was ignited after watching the DreamWorks film Spirit: Stallion of [...]

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Emily Quinn

Emily Quinn

Emily Quinn grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and knew she wanted to be an animator at the ripe age of 15. She moved to Burbank, California to pursue her animation dreams at Woodbury University. While in school she interned on high profile shows like Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, DC Nation, and Adventure Time. Currently, [...]

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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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James Pittman

James Pittman

I am an illustrator who has a passion for painting, sketching, and learning new ways to make my art better. I have had an interest in art my whole life and I have been making art for the past eight years or so. Westwood College is where I studied Game Art & Design and I [...]

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Jorge Verdugo

Jorge Verdugo

Jorge Verdugo is an Chilean animation artist currently located in Vancouver. With over 7 years of experience, he has worked in several animation and TV commercials. He has worked as a Visual Developer in videogames for iOS, Flash,PC. He studied illustration and took sundry courses of traditional animation, color theory, watercolor. currently working in a [...]

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Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams is a 2012 graduate from Sheridan College’s BAA animation program. He is currently working as Assistant Creative Director at Tinman Creative Studios. His work leads him through all facets of production, including storyboard, animation and design. His graduate film ‘Dead-Beat Dad’ was a semifinalist in the ADAA awards, and played at the Burlington [...]

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Lilit Atshemyan

Lilit Atshemyan

Lilit Atshemyan is a fourth-year animation student at Woodbury University. At present, her focus is environmental art, layouts & backgrounds. Her most recent project is the animated short, Broken Wing, where she did layout design and art directing. Broken Wing won the Best Film Award at the Short Films, Long Night Festival, and is admitted [...]

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Liz Masters

Liz Masters

Liz Masters is a spirited visual artist specializing in creature design. With over ten years of freelance illustration and design experience, she is highly skilled in both digital and traditional media. Also an adventurous outdoor enthusiast, Liz enjoys plein air painting, cycling, hiking and traveling in her spare time. Originally hailing from the East Coast, [...]

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Michael Banich – Forking Pictures

Michael Banich – Forking Pictures

In the middle of nowhere a lone house sits perched on a hill. Giant hounds rule the surrounding landscape of lakes, hills and meadows. As strange as this landscape is, the house isn’t much more normal. A single light glows from the upper floor as my mind keeps me up throughout the night. In that [...]

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Mike Pelensky

Mike Pelensky

Engaged by the style and slapstick of classic Disney and Warner Bros. cartoons, Mike Pelensky has wanted to work in animation from childhood. He is in his last semester at Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD), hammering away at his three-minute, traditionally animated thesis, “A Little Hitch.” He also animated, designed incidental characters, and [...]

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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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Nicole Ales – N.M.A. Original Artwork

Nicole Ales – N.M.A. Original Artwork

Nicole is a graduate from Cal State Northridge’s Film Program in May 2011. It wasn’t until after graduating, she realized art and concept development was her real passion and what she wanted to do with her future career. Nicole is currently working as a freelance illustrator while taking classes at Gnomon School of Visual Effects [...]

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Nooree Kim

Nooree Kim

I am a graduate of Sheridan College and I am currently a character designer at Guru Studio. I do independent works on the side and I have recently finished a short animated film called ‘Pest’ for my final year at Sheridan. I am currently working on a variety of other illustrations and I am working [...]

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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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Stephanie Kardjian

Stephanie Kardjian

Stephanie Kardjian is a highly passionate, and creative student at Woodbury University studying animation. Her area of focus is visual development with a concentration in character design. Recently, she worked on a group film, Broken Wing, as head character designer and an animator, which, since being completed, has been accepted into festivals and also won [...]

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Stephanie Rattanachane

Stephanie Rattanachane

Years ago, a baby was born. One with a ridiculously long last name and a curious obsession for drawing on things that her parents didn’t quite approve of. Eventually this baby, who hereafter shall be known as ‘Stephanie Rattanachane’, grew up. She first attended the Pinellas County Center for the Arts high school in St. [...]

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Sueann Williams

Sueann Williams

Sueann Williams was born on the tiny island of Trinidad and Tobago. She grew up in New Jersey then voyaged to San Francisco to study Illustration. After many moons she graduated with a BFA from the Academy of Art University. She is currently a Junior Game Artist at Storm8 in Redwood City and enjoys working [...]

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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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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 [...]