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Abe Taraky Lead Concept Artist

Abe Taraky Lead Concept Artist

I am a visual development/concept artist that blends a series of artistic styles and approaches. Having worked with a number of studios, I consider myself fortunate enough to have been able to create work that ranges from being very stylized to hyper realistic. Although my work requires me to exclusively use digital software, I do [...]

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Adam Jeffcoat

Adam Jeffcoat

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Adam Knight

Adam Knight

Adam Knight is an animator and artist from the San Francisco bay area with roots in the midwest. He earned his BFA at The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg in Media Arts & Animation, which lead to a job in the video game industry upon graduation. His passion to work in the animation industry [...]

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Adam Temple Story Artist

Adam Temple Story Artist

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Adapting Your Project to Film or Television –  Pilar Alessandra

Adapting Your Project to Film or Television – Pilar Alessandra

Class: Adapting Your Project to Film or Television Taught by Pilar Alessandra Length: 45min   Biography: PILAR ALESSANDRA Writing Instructor/Script Consultant: On the Page www.onthepage.tv PILAR ALESSANDRA is the director of the Los Angeles writing program “On the Page, Inc.®.” She’s worked as Senior Story Analyst for DreamWorks and Radar Pictures and covered additional projects [...]

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Aitor Iñaki Eraña Character designer

Aitor Iñaki Eraña Character designer

 Aitor Iñaki Eraña (Vitoria, Basque Country, Spain, 1985) has been drawing all his life, as far as he can remember. Self-taught artist and animator, he studied Journalism at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, where he resides ever since 2003. Since 2006 he started showing his work as a webcomic artist with multiple titles, but it [...]

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Alex Hirsch

Alex Hirsch

Alex Hirsch is the creator and executive producer of Disney Channel’s “Gravity Falls,” an animated comedy series inspired by real-life summer adventures he and his twin sister shared while visiting relatives as kids. Hirsch graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2007. During his college years, he created the short “Off the Wall” which [...]

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Alice Herring Storyboard Artist

Alice Herring Storyboard Artist

Alice Herring’s natural habitat is somewhere in Southern California, where she splits her time between teaching, drawing, drawing for other people, and indulging in various other hobbies that may or may not involve arguing with people on the internet. She has worked at Nickelodeon, DisneyToon, and is currently a storyboard artist at Dreamworks Animation.

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Alishea Gibson

Alishea Gibson

Alishea Gibson is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Berkeley, CA. Alishea is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she studied art and animation. After interning at PDI/DreamWorks, she started work as a graphic designer and spends her free time illustrating for an iPad storybook start-up in the Bay Area (expected release [...]

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Aminder Dhaliwal

Aminder Dhaliwal

Aminder Dhaliwal is a Storyboard Revisionist at Nickelodeon. She graduated from Sheridan College in 2011 and is best known for writing about what she’s best known for. If you like puppies and/or Doctor Who  stop by her booth for a high-5! (and maybe check out her artwork while you’re there, if you can’t wait till [...]

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Anatomy Activist Stuart Sumida

Anatomy Activist Stuart Sumida

Stuart Sumida is a professor of Biology at California State University San Bernardino where he teaches animal and human anatomy. He is the author of three books and over 100 scientific articles.  His work on animal structure and function led Charles Solomon to suggest him to the Disney Studios to help with the structure of [...]

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Andreas Deja Legendary Animator

Andreas Deja Legendary Animator

Title: A Conversation with Legendary Animator Andreas Deja Description: Andreas Deja was born 1957 in Gdańsk, Poland. Deja moved with his family to Dinslaken, Germany in 1958. After graduating from Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium (secondary school), he studied graphic design at the Folkwang-Schule in Essen, Germany. A lifelong fan of Disney animated films, Deja was hired by [...]

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Andrew Bosley Concept Artist and Illustrator

Andrew Bosley Concept Artist and Illustrator

I grew up with a pencil and paper in my hands.  In grade school, I thought I was good.  In high school, I thought I was pretty hot stuff.   In college, I learned that I was horrible, but if I worked hard enough, I might have a shot.   I attended San Jose State [...]

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Andrew Gordon Directing Animator

Andrew Gordon Directing Animator

Andrew Gordon has been animating professionally for over 16 years. Joining Pixar Animation Studios in 1997 where he has animated on A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and most recently, Toy Story 3. He was a Supervising Animator for the theatrical Pixar short, Presto. He was awared a [...]

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Andrew Ruheman CEO of Passion Pictures

Andrew Ruheman CEO of Passion Pictures

Andrew Ruhemann is the founder and CEO of Passion Pictures, the double Academy Award winning independent production company he established in 1987. The company is a world leader in character animation and is known for its many award winning commercial campaigns, including Compare the Market and the acclaimed Gorillaz music videos. Passion Pictures also has [...]

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Andy Gaskill Legendary Art Director

Andy Gaskill Legendary Art Director

Andy Gaskill Art Director Andy Gaskill was drafted out of art school to work at the Disney studio when he was twenty-one.   He flew out to Los Angeles from Philadelphia and he has lived in the movie capital ever since. He participated in the first animation training program at Disney, supervised by veteran animator Eric [...]

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Angelica Russell  Freelance Artist

Angelica Russell Freelance Artist

Angelica Russell is most commonly known as Jelly! She graduated with a BFA in 2D Animation from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in December 2012.  After a few months of working, and then a month long trek across Europe, Jelly moved down to Los Angeles with her boyfriend and angry cat Razzle [...]

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Animation World Network Magizine – AWN

Animation World Network Magizine – AWN

“The Hub of Animation on the Internet” The Animation World Network is the largest animation-related publishing group on the Internet, providing readers from over 151 countries with a wide range of interesting, relevant and helpful information pertaining to all aspects of animation. Covering areas as diverse as animator profiles, independent film distribution, commercial studio activities, [...]

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Animator Made, Intl

Animator Made, Intl

Animator Made is a Los Angeles-Taipei based company specializing in independently published items designed by professional animation artists, including graphic novels, designer toys, T-shirts and other products. – – – -

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Anthony Rivera and Sergio Paez – StoryboardArt,LLC

Anthony Rivera and Sergio Paez – StoryboardArt,LLC

We are the gathering place for education, critique, and the advancement of storytelling in live action film, animation, and sequential art. As a united professional community you can learn from your peers and get the latest trends in the movie and media business. Join our member discussions in the forums or post your comments on our blog. [...]

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Armand Baltazar Art Director

Armand Baltazar Art Director

CTN is proud to include this extremely talented Designer to the show this year. Armand S. Baltazar will be sharing his talent on the exhibit floor and in a round table discussion and conversation. He will be on site all weekend long. Armand S. Baltazar was born 1967 in Chicago’s North Side, not far from [...]

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Armand Serrano Visual Development Artist

Armand Serrano Visual Development Artist

Title: The Power of the Thumbnail Length 45min Filmed on November 2010 Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Art Director Armand Serrano: A 20-year veteran of the animation industry, Armand has worked on both TV and feature film productions. Born in Manila, Philippines, he now resides in Los Angeles working as an art director for [...]

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Armienta	Raul Concept Artist

Armienta Raul Concept Artist

Raul is an illustrator who hails from sunny California. His textbook doodles landed him all the way to San Francisco, where he got himself dirty with a new-found love for paint. While not obsessing over designing creatures, he can be seen tinkering with gadgets or jogging outdoors in his spare time.

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Arthur Fong Visual Development

Arthur Fong Visual Development

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Ashley Williams Artist

Ashley Williams Artist

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Astute Graphics

Astute Graphics

Are leading innovative experts in designing imaginative tools for vector designers that significantly save time, boost creativity and achieve refined results. They lead the way with cutting-edge design software – bringing back the fun to drawing whilst making it far easier to meet tight deadlines and make on the fly changes. Astute Graphics is driven by [...]

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Avner Geller

Avner Geller

Avner is a Character designer and Visual Development artist currently working at Dreamworks animation.He received his BFA in Animation at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, Where he co-directed his first short film Defective Detective. The film was awarded the Student Academy Award for that year, as well as an Annie award nomination. [...]

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Axel Ortiz

Axel Ortiz

Axel was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. Was a cub scout and a boy scout back when he was a young lad. He also liked to doodle and be creative throughout his childhood into adulthood. He attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has been working professionally in [...]

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Barry Cook

Barry Cook

Barry Cook was born and raised in Nashville, TN, USA. He began making films at the age of ten on the family super 8 camera. He won two prizes in the local PBS-sponsored Young Filmakers Festival with “The Vampire” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” at the age of twelve. During summers, he and his [...]

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Ben Mauro Concept Designer

Ben Mauro Concept Designer

Ben Mauro is a US born concept designer and digital sculptor working in the film and gaming industry. He studied industrial design and entertainment design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After college he relocated to Wellington, New Zealand where he worked at Weta Workshop from 2009- 2013, over that time he [...]

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Ben Seto

Ben Seto

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Benjamin Renner Animation Director

Benjamin Renner Animation Director

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Benji Williams Story Board Artist

Benji Williams Story Board Artist

Benji is a storyboard artist working in Atlanta, Ga.  For the past three years he has boarded on the FX show Archer.  Recently, he’s transitioned to lead storyboard artist on a new pilot about Bigfoot executive produced by Seth Rogan for FX. Besides storyboarding, Benji continues the illustration work he’s been doing since graduating from the Savannah [...]

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Bert	Klein Animator and Filmmaker

Bert Klein Animator and Filmmaker

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Besen Ellen Author

Besen Ellen Author

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Beth Sleven Director

Beth Sleven Director

Beth Sleven has recently worked as a Storyboard artist at Nickelodeon, on the new show “Robot and Monster”. She has also worked at a number of studios as both a traditional 2D and CG animator. She has animated on such films as “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, [...]

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Betsy Bauer Illustrator/Character Designer/Vis-Dev Artist

Betsy Bauer Illustrator/Character Designer/Vis-Dev Artist

Betsy Bauer is an illustrator who specializes in Character Design and Visual Development. She graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2011 with a BFA in Computer Animation. In 2010 she interned with Sony Pictures Animation as a Vis-Dev artist and character designer, and promptly after graduating she was hired at Digital [...]

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Bibo Bergeron

Bibo Bergeron

After studying animation at the prestigious school Gobelins in Paris between 1983 and 1985, Eric “Bibo” Bergeron became assistant animator for major French films as Asterix in Britain (1986) and Lead Animator for Asterix and The Big Fight (1989). He is quickly noticed by English and American producers and has been invited to join the [...]

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Big Menace Studios

Big Menace Studios

Big Menace Industries is a dream come true for Mike Henry and Ryan Hall.  Growing up, Mike and Ryan would talk about their crazy idea of becoming an art duo that would never have to listen to their parents again!  Well, some priorities have shifted but main point remains: They have become functioning members of [...]

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Bill Kelly Writer

Bill Kelly Writer

An American screenwriter, Bill Kelly has written a wide variety of movie and television screenplays. His produced credits include Blast From The Past, Premonition and the award winning Enchanted. BIO: Born and raised in Chicago, Bill’s early journalism background led to performing stints in both local TV and theater, including studying with Second City legend [...]

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Bill Kroyer Director of Animation

Bill Kroyer Director of Animation

BILL KROYER is an award-winning director of animation and computer graphics commercials, short films, movie titles and theatrical films. Listen to him here…

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Bill Robinson Visual Development & Illustration

Bill Robinson Visual Development & Illustration

Bill Robinson is an illustrator and animator based in Berkeley, CA. He received his BFA in Film & Animation from Rochester Institute of Technology. Bill has worked for clients like Random House, Little Brown Books, Universal, Dreamwork, and Kabam. He has done Art Direction for mobile and social games, as well as illustrated five books [...]

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BJ Crawford

BJ Crawford

Originally from the midwest, BJ Crawford has worked in the animation industry for over 13 years. After graduating from Sheridan College in 2000, he started his career as an animator working on commercials and has worked with such companies as Reelworks, Calabash Animation and Laika. In 2007, BJ finished his first short film, A Time For All Seasonings, which he entered [...]

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Black Sheep Comics

Black Sheep Comics

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Bob Kurtz Film Director and Owner of Kurtz & Friends Animation

Bob Kurtz Film Director and Owner of Kurtz & Friends Animation

Bob Kurtz, founder of the Burbank-based animation studio Kurtz & Friends and former governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, writes, designs, and directs entertainment films and television commercials, including main title animation for Gambit, The Pink Panther, Are We Done Yet?, City Slickers and commercials highlighting Honda’s Crazy-Sensible innovations. Other projects include segments for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Repot and Jurassic [...]

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Bobby Beck

Bobby Beck

Bobby Beck is the cofounder and CEO of Animation Mentor. Bobby was an animator at Tippett Studio, Walt Disney Feature Animation and Pixar Animation Studios. Bobby created Animation Mentor with longtime friends Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena to help people who love animation reach their full potential and fulfill their dreams. –

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Bobby Chiu Creative Director

Bobby Chiu Creative Director

Back by popular demand, this icon of the industry will be exhibiting and also teaching an amazing workshop and demonstrating live all weekend. Thank you Bobby for sharing your talent with us this year. We can’t wait!! . Bobby Chiu is a Toronto-based artist and the founder of Imaginism Studios. He is known for his [...]

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Bobby Pontillas- Animator/Designer & Katia Grifols-Illustrator

Bobby Pontillas- Animator/Designer & Katia Grifols-Illustrator

Bobby is currently animating and designing characters at Walt Disney Animation Studios http://bobbypontillas.blogspot.com/   Katia is currently an illustration major at The Art Center College of Design http://katinwonderlandsblog.blogspot.com/

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Boyk Caroline Freelance Illustrator

Boyk Caroline Freelance Illustrator

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BRAD SCHIFF

BRAD SCHIFF

Animation Supervisor on ParaNorman, BRAD SCHIFF cut his teeth on a number of popular American television series including MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch, The PJs and Gary & Mike. It was working on Gary & Mike in 2001 in which Brad brought home a Primetime Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation.” Brad’s commercial directing clients [...]

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Bradfield Hillary  

Bradfield Hillary  

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Brent George

Brent George

Since studying Classical Animation at Sheridan College, Brent’s career has been enriched by over 15 years of production experience in Commercials, Television, Film and more recently Video Games. During his travels, Brent has worked as Animator, CG Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, Character Technical Director, Director, Animation Director and a countless number of other roles. Most recently, [...]

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Brent Noll Illustrator

Brent Noll Illustrator

Brent Noll is an Animation Illustrator and Designer,   Brent has worked at Starburns Industries, on the new Adult Swim series “Rick and Morty”.  As well some of Starburns’ other projects including Character Development for Community creator Dan Harmon’s “HarmonQuest”.   Brent Has also assisted in Concept work for Star Trek Final Frontier,  which is an [...]

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Brett 2D Bean

Brett “2D” Bean Character Designer & Visual Development Artist After asking to be a drummer to his mother at an early age, Brett Bean was handed a piece of paper and a pencil because it was, “much more quiet.” Unbeknownst to his mother and her simple gesture of headache reduction methodology, she spurred on the career of [...]

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Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Come visit Brian Ajhar’s booth at this years CTN Expo ! The 2013 event will be Brian’s fourth consecutive year exhibiting his illustrations, character designs, signed books and prints. Signed books come with a personalized drawing and are available at Brian’s table. I’m looking forward to meeting you all at this years Expo !  Brian [...]

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Brian Kesinger illustrator

Brian Kesinger illustrator

Please help us welcome in his first, but not last, CTN experience Brian Kesinger. Brian Kesinger has worn many hats within the animation industry. His artistic travels have lead him through the layout and visual development departments to his current position as a story artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios working on such films as [...]

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Brian McEntee Production Designer Art Director

Brian McEntee Production Designer Art Director

Title: An Art Driven Approach Description: An art-driven approach to the process of making an animated feature film. Production Designer—Art Director, Brian P. McEntee, offers a “how to” guide for taking your idea from concept to screen while keeping  visual storytelling in the driver’s seat through every stage of the production process. Although born in [...]

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Bridget Underwood Animator

Bridget Underwood Animator

Bridget Underwood is an animator and story artist currently working in the Seattle area. Recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012 with a BFA in animation, she has spent the last year animating at Microsoft Game Studios on projects including Project Spark, Ryse, and Halo. Independently she works on various [...]

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Brittney Lee Artist

Brittney Lee Artist

Brittney has been with CTN from the beginning where in 2009 she participated in Raising the Bar Recruiting and was scooped up by Walt Disney Animation Studios and has been creating for them in their Visual Development Department ever since. Help us congratulate and welcome her back to CTN this year where she will be [...]

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Bryant Shaun Character Designer

Bryant Shaun Character Designer

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Burny Mattinson Legendary Filmmaker Walt Disney

Burny Mattinson Legendary Filmmaker Walt Disney

Burny Mattinson celebrated his 60-year anniversary with The Walt Disney Studios in 2013, and had previously been named a Disney Legend in 2008. He continues to be one of the key creative players and story experts at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is also one of the few remaining Disney artists who worked with Walt [...]

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Cale Atkinson Art Director/Concept Artist

Cale Atkinson Art Director/Concept Artist

Welcome back this very talented artist who this year will be offering limited art prints from his animated short ‘Lil’ Red’ as well as some nice little give-aways! Be sure to stop by and feast your eyes!  He is also always more than happy to give any Portfolio Critiques and offer his opinions/advice! Cale Atkinson [...]

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Calvin Lo Concept Designer / Sculptor

Calvin Lo Concept Designer / Sculptor

I am a concept artist and sculptor from L.A. I specialize in creating 2D and 3D characters and creatures in traditional and digital mediums. I own the company ImpulseRefinery which sells original creature art. For inquiries please contact me at: TheImpulseRefinery.com or clo.sculpt@gmail.com

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Cameron Davis Designer/Illustrator

Cameron Davis Designer/Illustrator

Cameron Davis was born in Hillsboro, Oregon in 1983. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and graduated with a BFA in illustration. Cameron began his career in the entertainment industry in 2006 and is probably best known for his work as the lead character designer and illustrator for the Activision video game [...]

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Carlos Lopez

Carlos Lopez

Carlos Lopez is a Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Music Composer for Visual Media, mainly focused in animation. Starting as a musician at the age of 7, he later became a composer at the age of 16 and stayed in the music business until 2010, when he moved to visual media. In 2011 he was [...]

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Caroline Hu Designer

Caroline Hu Designer

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Carrie  Liao Storyboard Artist

Carrie Liao Storyboard Artist

Carrie Liao is a storyboard artist currently working at Disney Television Animation. She loves drawing, cats, and good food (particularly if that food is of the french fry variety). She is excited to be exhibiting at the CTN-Animation Expo for the first time, and looks forward to meeting new artists and sitting in one spot [...]

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Cedric Hohnstadt: Pose Drawing Sparkbook, Be Your Own Boss

Cedric Hohnstadt: Pose Drawing Sparkbook, Be Your Own Boss

Workshop: Be Your Own Boss – Freelancing Tips and Tricks Sat. Nov. 16, 4:00-4:45pm In the current economy more and more companies are hiring artists as freelancers. Unfortunately many talented people wind up earning less than they could, or miss out on opportunities altogether, because they haven’t learned about the business side of being an artist. Cedric Hohnstadt [...]

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CelAction

CelAction

CelAction is an independently-owned company that develops and sells CelAction2D, widely regarded as the most powerful 2D animation software in the world. CelAction’s software has been used in TV series and feature films internationally, by clients that include Astley Baker Davies, Collingwood O’Hare, Baby Cow Animation, Tiger Aspect and Aardman. Award-winning classics such as Peppa [...]

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CGTarian Animation & VFX Online School

CGTarian Animation & VFX Online School

CGtarian.com is an online school created by a group of professional artists. Each course is designed to intertwine and complement each other while keeping the uniqueness of each individual instructor’s sense of appeal. We are an animation family and we are proud to share all that is animation with anyone who shares our passion. Visit [...]

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Chloe Bristol Illustrator

Chloe Bristol Illustrator

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Chris Appelhans

Chris Appelhans

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Chris Ayers Character Designer/Head Zookeeper

Chris Ayers Character Designer/Head Zookeeper

Chris Ayers grew up in Minnesota surrounded by a family and community that encouraged his many creative endeavors and provided ample fuel for his imagination. After studying art in college he packed his small car to the ceiling and headed west to Hollywood to pursue his lifelong dream of working in the movies. He had [...]

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Chris Buck – Director Frozen

Chris Buck – Director Frozen

CHRIS BUCK (Director) made his directing debut on the 1999 Disney animated blockbuster “Tarzan,” and is back at the helm (along with director Jennifer Lee) for the new 2013 animated adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Buck began his professional career with Disney in 1978, and has made important contributions as an animator, supervising animator, [...]

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Chris DiGiovanni – Assistant Director, FREE BIRDS

Chris DiGiovanni – Assistant Director, FREE BIRDS

Chris earned his production stripes at MTV in the fast pace of New York City’s live action scene before moving west to join the then upstart CG house Pixar. After almost a decade that included 7 feature and 8 short films. His crews efforts yielding 22 Academy Award Nominations 7 Oscars and 7 Golden Globes for [...]

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Chris Oatley Instructor

Chris Oatley Instructor

Chris Oatley recently transitioned from his role as a full-time Character Designer at DisneyToon Studios to work as a freelance Character Designer & Visual Development Artist so he can devote more time and energy in pursuit of his passion for teaching. Chris recently opened the virtual doors of The Oatley Academy Of Concept Art & [...]

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Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders

Born into an artistic household in Colorado, Chris Sanders grew up drawing and penning short stories. Although Chris drew throughout school and served as the cartoonist for the Arvada High School newspaper, he hadn’t considered art as something he could do for a living. But when his grandmother found a random article about the California [...]

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Christophe Lautrette Production Designer

Christophe Lautrette Production Designer

Christophe Lautrette is a visual development artist from France currently working at DreamWorks Animation Studios in Los Angeles. He is also the main contributor to the first publication of the Artbook : “Moonshine”. DreamWorks’ first personal art publication, Moonshine, was conceived as an opportunity to highlight the breath of artistic development talent at the studio. Christophe [...]

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Christopher Copeland Artist

Christopher Copeland Artist

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Chrystin Garland

Chrystin Garland

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Claire Almon Character Designer and Illustrator

Claire Almon Character Designer and Illustrator

This is the debut year for Claire Almon at CTN!  Most recently designing the beloved cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for  Charlie Kelly’s Up-esque daydream, she is currently the lead character designer for the new pilot Bigfoot executive produced by Seth Rogan for FX.  Please come by and say hello at table XT25 where [...]

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Claire Keane Visual Development Artist and Designer

Claire Keane Visual Development Artist and Designer

Claire Keane is an illustrator and visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios and has designed on movies such as “Tangled” and “Enchanted”. She studied at the Ecole Superieure D’Arts Graphiques in Paris where she met her husband and part-time collaborator, Vincent Rogozyk. Together they live in Venice, California with their children Matisse and [...]

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Cody Cameron

Cody Cameron

Cody Cameron is is the director with Kris Pearn of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Cameron most recently directed Open Season 3, the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment-released sequel to Sony Pictures Animation’s 2006 hit Open Season. He also directed the animated short film The Chubbchubbs™ Save Xmas, based on the Oscar® winning short [...]

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Copic Marker by Imagination International Inc.

Copic Marker by Imagination International Inc.

Copic markers are the highest quality marker available anywhere and come in over 350 colors. Every style (Copic, Sketch, Ciao and Wide) is refillable and features replaceable nibs. You never have to throw a marker away. Computerized color matching and strict manufacturing standards have provided over 25 years of guaranteed quality and color consistency. Unlike water-based [...]

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Corey Rosen

Corey Rosen

Corey Rosen is the Director of Creative Marketing at Tippett Studio in Berkeley, California. Rosen began his career at Industrial Light & Magic as a visual effects artist and screenwriter for 12 years, before moving to The Orphanage, heading their creature department and serving as visual effects supervisor on commercials. After brief stints at Imagemovers [...]

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Corey Rosen Efexio

Corey Rosen Efexio

Corey Rosen is the Head of Creative Marketing at Tippett Studio in Berkeley, California. Rosen began his career at Industrial Light & Magic as a visual effects artist and screenwriter for 12 years, before moving to The Orphanage, heading their creature department and serving as visual effects supervisor on commercials. After brief stints at Imagemovers [...]

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Cory Loftis Visual Development Artist

Cory Loftis Visual Development Artist

Cory Loftis works as a Visual Development artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Since joining Disney in 2011, he has contributed to the upcoming films Wreck-it-Ralph and Frozen. Before joining Disney, Cory worked as Lead Artist for Carbine Studios on their debut title, Wildstar, a sci-fi/fantasy MMORPG. He still tries to maintain a blog, tabletmonkey.blogspot.com, [...]

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Craig Elliott Visual Development Artist

Craig Elliott Visual Development Artist

California-native Craig Elliott has been creating art for as long as he can remember. Fueled by an intense curiosity about the natural world, Elliott built elaborate dioramas as a child before taking up painting. After receiving training from greats such as Harry Carmean and Burne Hogarth at Art Center College of Design, Elliott began a [...]

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Dan Seddon Character Designer

Dan Seddon Character Designer

Dan Seddon is a Character Designer currently working at Blue Sky Studios. Growing up Canada, Dan dreamed of being what every young Canadian boy dreamed of being, lead singer of a Celine Dion cover band, who was also a professional women’s body builder oiler, who also ran his own chain of successful Tim Hortons, and [...]

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Dan St Pierre

Dan St Pierre

Daniel St. Pierre has a varied history in the motion picture industry. He began as an Assistant Layout Artist at Filmation Studios. During a period between 1981 and 1989, worked as a storyboard artist, layout artist, background painter, and animator on many hit television series including, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, He-Man and The Masters of the Universe, and The [...]

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Daniel Gregoire

Daniel Gregoire

As the founder and CEO, Daniel Gregoire has been the Previs Supervisor for leading directors on some of the most exciting projects in the last ten years beginning with four years at JAK Films with George Lucas for Star Wars Ep II and III and THX 1138. Under the HALON banner, he has lead high [...]

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Danielle Brown Freelance Artist

Danielle Brown Freelance Artist

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Danny Men Artist

Danny Men Artist

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Darrell VanCitters Animation Director and owner of Renegade Animation.

Darrell VanCitters Animation Director and owner of Renegade Animation.

DARRELL VAN CITTERS is a nationally renowned animation director and leader of Renegade’s creative team.  Darrell trained at Cal Arts and got his start at Disney where he earned his first directing credit on the experimental short “Fun with Mr. Future” and developed the feature, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” He later joined Warner Bros. Classic Animation where [...]

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Darren Kiner CGI Lighting Artist

Darren Kiner CGI Lighting Artist

Title: Stand Up and Compete” Hello…….Get a Reality Check Regarding Artists in the Animation Industry Today Sponsored by The Creative Talent Network Length 45min Description: Our industry is being globalized and our jobs are leaving the country.  Is there anything that we can do about it?  Yes there is!  We can fight to be the [...]