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Dattaraj Kamat Character Designer and Illustrator

Dattaraj Kamat Character Designer and Illustrator

Dattaraj Kamat is a character designer/illustrator  based in Goa,India.  An illustration major with a B.F.A. from Goa college of Art, Dattaraj has developed an expertise in stylized character design for animation film production over last four years. He began his animation career as a BG concept artist at UTV Motion pictures, Mumbai for their animated [...]

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Dave Bleich

Dave Bleich

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Dave Bossert

Dave Bossert

DAVID A. BOSSERT received a B.F.A. in Animation from the CalArts School of Film/Video in Valencia, CA. He currently serves as the Producer, Creative Director & Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Mr. Bossert has contributed his talents as a visual effects animator to such films as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and [...]

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Dave Burgess Head of Character Animation

Dave Burgess Head of Character Animation

Title: Turbo Character Animation Development Description: An in depth, behind the scenes look into the development process for the snails and humans from DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo. This will include many of the very first performance tests. David Burgess does not have any time to get into trouble – he has been busy enough animating! Dave [...]

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David Cardenas- Illustrator/Character Designer/ Visual Development Artist

David Cardenas- Illustrator/Character Designer/ Visual Development Artist

David Cardenas is an Illustrator/Character Designer/Visual Development Artist who recently graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Illustration. David loves animals, eating way too much and drawing way too late into the night. He can often be found not sleeping in front of his computer while drawing with several pretzels in [...]

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David Colman Art Director

David Colman Art Director

David Colman is an illustrator who has been working as an Emmy winning character designer, a development artist, story artist and currently an art director in the animation industry for 10 years. He has worked for many clients such as Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Jim Henson [...]

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David de Rooij Freelance Animator

David de Rooij Freelance Animator

David de Rooij received his degree in animation at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. With his classmate Jelle Brunt he made a graduation animation called “Slim Pickings Fat Chances”. This film, a tribute to classic cartoons, was shown at more than 20 filmfestivals around the world and even won a few [...]

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David DePasquale Visual Development Artist

David DePasquale Visual Development Artist

David DePasquale is a character designer/visual development artist who graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. He is currently living and working in the NYC area, and is generally described as a short man with tall ideas. He has done work for small and large company alike; his most recent [...]

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David Gallagher CEO / Founder

David Gallagher CEO / Founder

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Dean Yeagle Animator/Director/Designer

Dean Yeagle Animator/Director/Designer

Dean Yeagle has spent most of his career in animation, working first for Zander’s Animation Parlour in New York City and then with his own animation company, Caged Beagle Productions. In 2000, he began drawing cartoons for Playboy Magazine, and continues to do so on a regular basis. He publishes books featuring his character ‘Mandy’, [...]

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Derek Becker Artist

Derek Becker Artist

Derek Becker is a 15 years veteran of the game industry and has worked in developing over 15 titles for such companies as Lucas Arts, Electronic Arts and Disney on a variety of platforms. He is currently an Art Director for Double Jump Games in San Diego California. Derek is also an illustrator and likes [...]

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Derick Tsai Creative Director

Derick Tsai Creative Director

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Dimitri Granovsky

Dimitri Granovsky

Né à MontParnasse d’un père sculpteur constructiviste, Dimitri Granovsky a suivi des routes professionnelles qui ont mêlées création, images et business… Ses terrains d’activités dans la communication  et le ‘’management’’ont été aussi variés que ceux des univers de l’agro alimentaire, de l’automobile, de l’agrochimie, de l’informatique … en agence de publicité, chez l’annonceur et dans [...]

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Dominick R. Domingo

Dominick R. Domingo

Before graduating with distinction from Art Center College of Design, Dominick R. Domingo  interned at Disney Feature Animation, training in various aspects of the animation process. After graduating, he spent ten years with Disney Feature as a concept artist and background painter, in both Los Angeles and Paris. His Disney credits include Lion King, Pocahontas, The [...]

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Donnachada Daly Animator

Donnachada Daly Animator

Donnachada Daly is an animator and illustrator. He is also the creator and pioneer of 3D Illustration. His artwork has broken the boundaries of the page and can be viewed in 3D without using 3D glasses. He has worked as a Directing Animator on Shrek, Shrek 2, Madagascar and Antz. He began as a cel [...]

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Dori Littell-Herrick – Woodbury #1

Dori Littell-Herrick – Woodbury #1

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Drake Brodahl Background Painter

Drake Brodahl Background Painter

Drake is an illustrator and gallery artist who is currently working as a background painter for Nickelodeon on Sanjay and Craig. He has also worked for Bento Box and Warner Bros Animation as a background designer and character designer. Drake has exhibited his paintings in art galleries since 2006 and continues to participate regularly in [...]

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Drew Struzan An American Artist and Illustrator

Drew Struzan An American Artist and Illustrator

The Official Trailer for “Drew: The Man Behind the Poster” He is Drew Struzan, the most famous and collected artist in the world, a true master in the field of cinema posters, with private collections owned by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Disney Chairman Michael Eisner. With over twenty-five years experience and more than a [...]

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Edwin Rhemrev Visual Development Artist

Edwin Rhemrev Visual Development Artist

Edwin Rhemrev is a Dutch visual development artist, currently working as a freelancer in the game and themepark industry. He’s been a working professional for over 7 years; he started out in the gameindustry where he worked on games such as Overlord (concept artist) and Overlord 2 (Lead concept artist) and various other unannounced IP’s [...]

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Elana Pritchard Owner

Elana Pritchard Owner

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Elle Michalka Art Director

Elle Michalka Art Director

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Ellen Mersereau

Ellen Mersereau

Ellen Ann Mersereau Entertainment Attorney After attempting to read his contract without help, one of Ms. Mersereau’s clients likened the experience to water running over a rock ——-nothing stuck.  Another compared his experience to trying to hold onto a handful of cooked spaghetti. Ellen Ann Mersereau has specialized in entertainment law for 18 years, with a focus [...]

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Eric Goldberg Legendary Supervising Animator

Eric Goldberg Legendary Supervising Animator

Eric Goldberg, a veteran Director, Designer and Animator, has worked extensively in New York, London and Hollywood creating feature films, commercials, title sequences and television specials. He is equally at home with traditional hand-drawn animation and the most up-to-date computer animation, and has pioneered ground-breaking techniques in both worlds. Eric’s animation knowledge started early, creating [...]

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Eric Gonzalez Artist

Eric Gonzalez Artist

Eric Gonzalez has worked as a designer at Warner Bros. Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Fox and Oddbot Inc. He currently works on MAD at Warner Bros. and has worked on such shows as Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Class of 3000, El Tigre and Playhouse Disney’s Tasty Time With ZeFronk. Eric G. is the creator of the [...]

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Eric Wilkerson Concept Designer

Eric Wilkerson Concept Designer

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Eunjung June Kim Animator/Illustrator

Eunjung June Kim Animator/Illustrator

My name is Eunjung June Kim and I am an animator and illustrator who lives in San Francisco. I originally studied graphic design, but moved to California to study and pursue my dream as an animator and illustrator. I graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 2D Animation from the Academy of Art [...]

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Eusing Lee Director

Eusing Lee Director

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Fabian Molina Traditional Animator

Fabian Molina Traditional Animator

Fabian Molina is a Northern California based artist who specializes in and hand-drawn character animation and character design. His work is defined by a great use of gesture and shapes to bring out the personality, emotion, and action of his characters. His drawings tell a visual story that everyone can relate to. Fabian is working [...]

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Fergal Reilly

Fergal Reilly

Fergal Reilly was five he had his imagination ignited by a master storyteller, his grandmother. She would sit by the fire and tell the ‘most amazing ghost stories ever.’ He learned from her that the best storytellers search the mists of the imagination and are not afraid to get lost. His grandmother also gave him [...]

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Florian Satzinger

Florian Satzinger

CTN is thrilled to welcome back by popular demand the incredible character designer from Austria, Florian Satzinger. Florian will be demonstrating live and sharing his talent in our Creator Conversation sessions all weekend. Florian is also the official designer of the CTN Early Bird and “Where are you coming from?” Contest icons. . . . [...]

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Forrest Card Illustrator / Character Artist

Forrest Card Illustrator / Character Artist

Forrest Card is a character artist and illustrator. He has always had a huge passion for animation and motion pictures. For as long as he can remember he has been watching and drawing cartoons. Since his graduation from the Art Center College of Design he has worked on a variety of projects creating and drawing [...]

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Francisco Herrera Character Designer

Francisco Herrera Character Designer

Please help me welcome back Francisco Herrera to the show. He is crossing over both  international and studio boundaries coming from Mexico all the way to Burbank to share his talent with us. Be sure to stop by his table and say hi! Born in Campeche, Campeche (MEXICO) the 8th of December 1976. In 2000, [...]

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Gabe Swarr Cartoonist

Gabe Swarr Cartoonist

Gabe Swarr has been a working professional in the animation industry for seventeen years. He is currently a Supervising Producer at Nickelodeon on Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. He has worked on countless other shows including El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Ren and Stimpy, and Dexter’s Laboratory. He won an Emmy for [...]

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Garrett Hanna Illustrator

Garrett Hanna Illustrator

Garrett Hanna was born and raised in Southern Ontario and now resides in Orange County. He is an Illustrator working in the video game industry and is a graduate of the Sheridan animation program. He does art and this is his blog: Gh-Graphics.blogspot.com

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Gary Montalbano Concept Designer

Gary Montalbano Concept Designer

Since his early childhood in Chicago, Illinois, Gary Montalbano has always had a passion for art, design and storytelling. Inspired to create characters and worlds that have not existed before, Gary now works as a conceptual designer, development artist and art director. His professional design work and published personal art have been influential in projects [...]

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Gavin Freitas Animator

Gavin Freitas Animator

After graduating from the Academy of Art in San Fransisco CA, I got a job working for Rough Draft “Futurama” Studios as a storyboard artist. Also worked for pilots for Howie Mandel and NBC Universal. Currently I work on Daniel Tosh’s animated series called, “Brickleberry” as an 2D animator. I am going to be doing [...]

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Gene Kozicki

Gene Kozicki

A product of the so called “‘Star Wars’ generation”, Gene Kozicki has been interested in Visual and Special Effects since he saw that film as a kid.  Many a model kit met a sad fate with fireworks and lighter fluid as he tried to recreate the visuals he marveled at on the big screen.  Leaving [...]

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Giancarlo Volpe Director

Giancarlo Volpe Director

Title: Storyboard Intensive: With Giancarlo Volpe Sponsored by StoryboardArt.org Description:  2 sessions of 2 hours each *There will be (3) 2-5 minute breaks in each class period day – Days/Time: Friday and Saturday Nights 7:00- 9PM      Pacing, camera angles, staging, overlapping action, where do you begin? In this story intensive our guest instructor Giancarlo Volpe [...]

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Gillian Reid Character Designer

Gillian Reid Character Designer

Gillian Reid is a character designer based in London, UK. She has been working in the animation industry for 5 years, working her way through as an animator, cleanup artist and illustrator. She has been successfully working freelance as a character designer for 2 years and is loving every moment of it! When she’s not [...]

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Glenn Vilppu Artist

Glenn Vilppu Artist

Glenn Vilppu is considered one of today’s foremost draftsman and instructors in drawing and painting. Few contemporary artists have thoroughly absorbed the lessons of the great masters of the past and in addition, none have Glenn’s ability to communicate and inspire students with such knowledge and understanding. Glenn Vilppu is trained in the classical art [...]

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Greg Couch Illustrator and Visual Development

Greg Couch Illustrator and Visual Development

Born in Bettendorf, Iowa, Greg Couch attended college at Washington University, graduating with a BFA in painting in 1978.  An award-winning artist, Greg has been doing illustration and editorial work since 1983, and over the course of his career has worked on 15 Children’s books.  Two of his books, “I Know the Moon” and “Halloween”, received Society of Illustrators [...]

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Griselda  Sastrawinata

Griselda Sastrawinata

Griselda is an illustrator and designer who specializes in Visual Development and Character Design.  She graduated from Pasadena Art Center College of Design (ACCD) as valedictorian, and is currently working as a visual development artist at DreamWorks Animation.  She is also a mentor for Motivarti.  On her free time, she loves to doodles and create [...]

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Heather Rose Dresbach Animator/Artist

Heather Rose Dresbach Animator/Artist

I am an animator and artist residing in the foothills of California (aka, The Boonies), though I can often be found adventuring around the Bay Area. I received my BFA in Animation and Visual Effects from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA, where I explored both traditional and digital mediums. I spent [...]

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Heidi Smith Production and Character Designer

Heidi Smith Production and Character Designer

Heidi Smith was born in Scottsdale, Arizona. She began drawing at the age of 4, and has not stopped since. Growing up, she was not trained as an artist but was inspired by her mother, a painter of Russian descent. Later, she did train as an artist; during the four years that she attended California [...]

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Helen Yoon Artist

Helen Yoon Artist

Helen Yoon is an illustrator of little repute and big ambition. She dreams of ruling the world and documenting her epic journey in a family-friendly, 48-page graphic novel. Until then, she freelances. You may further familiarize yourself with her work at: www.helenyoon.com www.helenyoon.blogspot.com

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Hound Illustration

Hound Illustration

Hound Illustration is the braining of two gangly illustrators and designers.   The first.   Lurking out of SF CA, Finn has passed the last five years orchestrating chaos in classic and digital illustration. She spent her student years at UC Berkeley studying Psychology and Medieval History – which she now imparts to her miniature [...]

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Hound Illustration Illustrator

Hound Illustration Illustrator

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Ian Abando Story and Character Artist

Ian Abando Story and Character Artist

Ian Abando is a Los Angeles based illustrator with a BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design. Since finishing school in the spring of 2011, Ian works in the commercial, television, and feature animation industries specializing in visual development, character design and storyboarding. His company credits include the Jim Henson Company, Nickelodeon, [...]

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Isaac Orloff  Visual Development / Design

Isaac Orloff Visual Development / Design

Isaac Orloff is a visual development artist originally from the New York area, who is now living in the San Francisco Bay area. Graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009, Isaac now works as a freelance artist for games, television, and feature animation. He is also a workshop instructor at the Academy of [...]

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Ivan Aguirre BG Painter/Visual Development

Ivan Aguirre BG Painter/Visual Development

Ivan Aguirre is an Illustrator living and working In Southern California in the Animation Industry as a Background Designer, and Painter. He was born to hardworking Mexican family, and raised in the sunny suburbs of Los Angeles. His work Is Inspired by childhood, cartoons, children’s books, films, and everyday life.

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J. Scott Campbell Comic Book Artist

J. Scott Campbell Comic Book Artist

J. Scott Campbell is a renowned illustrator and a world famous comic book artist with over a decade and a half in the business. Best known for his landmark series ‘Danger Girl’, where he served as both creator and artist, Scott has also created a huge fan-base over the years from his work on such [...]

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Jackie Huang, Paper Artist

Jackie Huang, Paper Artist

Jackie Huang moved to Los Angeles after high school to attend the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Shortly after graduating, she returned to school to study illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She still makes “pictures,” just of a different kind. With a passion for paper and an [...]

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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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James Bourne Storyboard Artist/ Comic Book Artist

James Bourne Storyboard Artist/ Comic Book Artist

James Bourne  is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University’s Center for Animation specializing in storyboards and layout. Since graduating he has freelanced for a wide variety of clients including Blue Sky Studios. Born in Rochester, Minnesota and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, James has been drawing for as long as he can remember. [...]

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Jamie Tyndall – Illustrator/Comic Book Artist

Jamie Tyndall – Illustrator/Comic Book Artist

Jamie Tyndall is a Canadian comic book artist known for his depictions of sexy, strong female characters. He is the penciler and inker, and sometimes colorist of his very detailed work. Jamie graduated with an Honors Degree from the University of Toronto in Art and History as well as a degree from Sheridan College of [...]

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Jason Lethcoe Animation Director

Jason Lethcoe Animation Director

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Jason Scheier Visual Development Artist

Jason Scheier Visual Development Artist

Jason Scheier is a Visual Development Artist and Concept designer currently living in Burbank California. His design work features strong use of evocative environments and mood, as well as a solid understanding of dimensional forms. Jason’s client list includes DreamWorks Animation SKG, Saab Vehicles, Honda Automotive, General Electric, NBC Universal, Treasure Island, MGM Grand and [...]

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Jeff Gabor

Jeff Gabor

 Lead Animator for Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming film PEANUTS (2015), began his film career working on ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN in 2005. He has worked on DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO, ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS, RIO, was animation co-supervisor on ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS and most recently was the lead for Mary Katherine [...]

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Jeffry Mazon Background Painter & Concept Artist

Jeffry Mazon Background Painter & Concept Artist

Jeffry Mazon is a recent BFA grad of SJSU now living in North Hollywood. He is currently a concept painter at Nickelodeon Animation Studios working on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! As this is his first time exhibiting at CTN, he is very excited to be a part of an amazing community of talented and [...]

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Jenith Bumsuk Shon Freelancer

Jenith Bumsuk Shon Freelancer

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Jennifer Lee – Director Frozen

Jennifer Lee – Director Frozen

JENNIFER LEE (Directed by/Screenplay by), who joined Walt Disney Animation Studios in March 2011 as one of the screenplay writers of this year’s hit arcade-hopping adventure “Wreck-It Ralph,” is a writer of the “Frozen” screenplay and directs the epic comedy adventure alongside Disney veteran Chris Buck. Lee’s screen adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of [...]

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Jermaine Jose – Designer + Painter

Jermaine Jose – Designer + Painter

Jermaine Jose is a designer, painter, and story-idea-generator living in Burbank, CA. He is currently working on his first industry project as a concept painter on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show on Nickelodeon. He enjoys painting in his cave and telling stories around the fire. But most of all, he enjoys the need [...]

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Jesse Aclin Character Designer

Jesse Aclin Character Designer

Jesse Aclin is a character designer currently living in Portland Oregon, by way of Brooklyn NY.  He likes the finer things in life, like café sketching, kitty cats, and walking.  He is employed by Laika. Please stop by and say Hi… and if you like what you see buy some of his original sketchbooks for [...]

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Jessie Lu 2D Artist & Animator

Jessie Lu 2D Artist & Animator

Jessie Lu is an animator and artist from the bay area. Jessie graduated with a BFA in 2D Animation from the Academy of Art University of San Francisco. After graduating, she continued her studies learning different medias in design and animation for personal enrichment. Jessie started work teaching art to children ages 5 to 15 [...]

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Jessika Von Innerebner Art Director

Jessika Von Innerebner Art Director

“This year I’ll be sharing full color illustrations, educational apps, small give aways, digital portfolio to scroll through via ipad and answers to questions about working in this amazing industry.” ~ Jessika Von Innerebner   Jessika Von Innerebner  is an illustrator/animator who has brought her love of color, humor and character to education where an [...]

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Jill Daniels a Painter

Jill Daniels a Painter

Jill Daniels – Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Jill has been drawing and painting from an early age.  She believes her attraction to painting vast ethereal landscapes in her work harkens back to the influence of growing up within the limitless stretches of rugged wilderness that dominate the Alaskan terrain. . . . At age eighteen [...]

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Jim Blinn Industry Legend Computer Graphics Guru

Jim Blinn Industry Legend Computer Graphics Guru

James F. Blinn is a computer scientist who first became widely known for his work as a computer graphics expert at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), particularly his work on the pre-encounter animations for the Voyager project,[1] his work on the Carl Sagan Cosmos documentary series and the research of the Blinn–Phong shading model and [...]

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Joe Lanzisero

Joe Lanzisero

With more than three decades of Disney experience, Joe Lanzisero is well equipped for his role as creative executive in charge of Hong Kong Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line projects for Walt Disney Imagineering. Working with teams of artists, writers, architects and engineers, he serves as the eyes and artistic conscience of a project from [...]

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Joey Mason Visual Development Artist

Joey Mason Visual Development Artist

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John Jagusak Character Designer

John Jagusak Character Designer

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John Kim Director

John Kim Director

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John Kricfalusi

John Kricfalusi

Canadian-born cartoon cartoonist Kricfalusi began his career by working on low end Saturday morning cartoons like the Jetsons revivial and Fat Albert and the Cosby kids. In 1987, Kricfalusi’s mentor, ‘Ralph Bakshi’ , “saved” him by hiring him as supervising director on his show _”The New adventures of Mighty Mouse. The show was canceled after [...]

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John Nevarez Sketch Artist

John Nevarez Sketch Artist

John Nevarez has been an artist within the animation industry for over 13 years, first working at Disney Television as a storyboard revisionist and storyboard artist on such shows as Pepper Ann, Kim Possible and then transitioning over as a designer for DisneyToons, where he worked on Tinkerbell, Kronk’s New Groove and Brother Bear 2. [...]

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Jose Pimienta illustrator

Jose Pimienta illustrator

Jose Pimienta (joe pi) grew up on the border between Mexicali, Mexico and Calexico, USA. Influenced by films, animation and paintings, he nurtured a love for storytelling and drawing. When it came to make a choice, he put down the bass, left his band and came to the U.S. to go to college in Savannah, [...]

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Justin Oaksford Concept Artist

Justin Oaksford Concept Artist

Justin Oaksford is a concept artist at 343 Industries in Seattle, WA, helping bring the Halo universe to life. In 2012 he graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Passionate about the marriage of art and storytelling, he is learning to tell stories of his own and finding ways to bring them [...]

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Justin Rodrigues Character Designer

Justin Rodrigues Character Designer

Justin Rodrigues is a character designer and visual development artist.  For as long as he can remember, Justin has had a passion for art and drawing.  At eight years old, he transformed his grandfather’s office into a studio so he could make comic books all summer long.  Though fairly new to the “professional” game, Justin [...]

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Justin Thompson

Justin Thompson

Emmy Award winner Justin K. Thompson most recently served as the production designer on Sony Pictures Animation’s CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS—the taste-full 3D comedy inspired by the perennially popular children’s book of the same name by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett. He is currently serving in the same capacity on CLOUDY WITH A [...]

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Kai Acedera Art Director

Kai Acedera Art Director

Kei Acedera is the art director and co-owner of Imaginism Studios. She is known for her imaginative character designs for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and her best-selling childrens’ book illustrations for Harper Collins. Kei’s work can be best described as light-hearted, character-based illustrations, beautifully appealing with extreme versatility. Look out for more of Kei’s [...]

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Kate Seeley Artist

Kate Seeley Artist

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Kathy Altieri Production Designer

Kathy Altieri Production Designer

KATHY ALTIERI has spent over twenty five years in the animation industry working as a Production Designer, Art Director and Painter. Her credits include  “How to Train Your Dragon,”  “Over the Hedge” and “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.”  When arriving at DreamWorks Animation in 1994, Altieri worked as an Art Director on “The Prince of [...]

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Katie Smith Artist

Katie Smith Artist

Katie Smith is an artist who currently resides in the great metropolis of New York City. By day she works at Blue Sky Studios, which she has called home for the past five years, and by night she can be found trolling the mean streets of NYC, trying to draw people without them noticing. She’s [...]

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Katy Hargrove

Katy Hargrove

http://katyhargrove.cghub.com/images/ http://tangrala.blogspot.com/ Katy Hargrove works in video games as a 3D modeler. Much of her work can be found in the bestiary of the Guild Wars/ Guild Wars 2 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, [...]

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Kelly Gollogly

Kelly Gollogly

Kelly is a designer and painter on the new Nick Jr show, “Wally Kazam” (projected to air next Spring).  She hails from Connecticut and went to school up at Bates College in Maine.

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Kent Melton Master Sculptor

Kent Melton Master Sculptor

Title: The World of A Professional Industry Sculptor Description: Kent Melton has spent the past 25 years working in animation.  He was the first staff sculptor employed by Hanna Barbera.  He then worked as an art director at Universal Studios before embarking on a full-time career as a sculptor for feature films.  Melton has sculpted [...]

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Kevin Freeman of Animation Rigs

Kevin Freeman of Animation Rigs

Kevin has worked professionally as a Character Animator and TD for the last 11 years and with 3D since the early 90′s.  In addition to ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’, ‘Surfs Up’,  and several ‘Spider-man’ films Kevin has worked as both a character TD and animator on such films as ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, [...]

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Kevin Lima An American Film Director

Kevin Lima An American Film Director

Kevin Lima is an American film director who has directed a number films including his debut film A Goofy Movie in 1995, Tarzan, 102 Dalmatians, and Enchanted. Kevin Lima is one of, if not the only, director who’s vision and directorial career includes both animated and live action films to this degree. CTN is proud [...]

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Kiersten Eagan

Kiersten Eagan is an illustrator with a focus in design for animation. After graduating from the Academy of Art University in 2012 with a BFA in Illustration Kiersten has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including visual development and painting for television, film, games and children’s books. Past clients include Nickelodeon, [...]

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Kris Pearn Story Artist

Kris Pearn Story Artist

Kris Pearn makes his directorial debut with Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, teaming in that capacity with Cody Cameron. Pearn most recently served as Story Supervisor on Sony Pictures Animation’s and Aardman’s Arthur Christmas, and was honored for his work with an Annie Award nomination for Best Storyboarding in a [...]

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Liana Hee Character Designer

Liana Hee Character Designer

Liana Hee was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has had a love for illustration since childhood and has been doing it ever since. In 2007 Liana graduated from the Art Institute of California-SF with a degree in Media Arts andAnimation. Since then she has worked designing toys, characters and animating [...]

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Lila Martinez Storyboard Artist / Character Animator

Lila Martinez Storyboard Artist / Character Animator

Graduated from the Vancouver Film School at 2008. Lila started her career working for several clients and projects as a multitasking 2D animator in the small animation industry at her country. At 2012 she went back to VFS to study CG Character Animation, and now she is ready to focus on one area of expertise. [...]

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Lindsey Olivares Illustration/Caricature

Lindsey Olivares Illustration/Caricature

Lindsey Olivares is currently working as a freelance illustrator based in a small farming town off the Sacramento River. Lindsey has a background of  computer animation  at the Ringling College of Art and Design, Character Design internship at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, visual development at PDI Dreamworks, and has worked as a freelance artist [...]

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Lino Disalvo

Lino Disalvo

LINO DISALVO (Head of Animation) joined Disney in 1997 after graduating from Vancouver Film School in British Columbia. During his reign in Walt Disney Animation Studios, DiSalvo’s feature-film credits include 2005’s “Chicken Little,” 2007’s “Meet the Robinsons,” 2008’s “Bolt,” for which he also provided the voice of Vinnie, and 2010’s “Tangled.” According to the animation [...]

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Lizzie Nichols

Lizzie Nichols

Welcome Lizzie Nichols to CTN where she will be sharing her talent through drawings, digital paintings, sketchbooks, prints, stickers, buttons and postcards. Lizzie Nichols is a Los Angeles-based visual development and concept artist. She graduated from Art Center College of Design with a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Design. She then went to work at [...]

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Llyn Hunter

Llyn Hunter

Like most kids she started at a young age with a crayon in her fist, but unlike most normal kids, they couldn’t pry it out (she can still hear her dad screaming, “Who took all the pencils?” She also fell in love with fairy tales, rocket ships, and mythology, and this fascination has entangled itself [...]