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Lorelay Bove Visual Development Artist and Designer

Lorelay Bove Visual Development Artist and Designer

Born in Barcelona, Spain, raised in the principality of Andorra and part of a family full of gifted artists (her father is renowned painter Quim Bove) art has always been a way of life for Lorelay. Educated at the prestigious California Institute for the Arts, a school founded by Walt Disney to foster young creative [...]

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Lynda Rollins MFA in Animation

Lynda Rollins MFA in Animation

I’m an aspiring producer/animator/writer looking to make a living doing what I love. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago where I was studying Film and Video with a concentration in Computer Animation and I am now entering my final thesis year for my MFA in Animation at DePaul University. Although my degrees are definitely designed [...]

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Marcelo Vignali Production Designer

Marcelo Vignali Production Designer

MARCELO VIGNALI  is a Production Designer and Visual Development artist for Sony Pictures Animation in Culver City, California. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Argentine immigrant parents. In 1976 his family moved to Southern California, where his father started an auto repair shop.  Marcelo graduated from West Covina high school in 1983, and that [...]

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Marcos Mateu Mestre Visual Development Artist DreamWorks

Marcos Mateu Mestre Visual Development Artist DreamWorks

CTN is proud to announce the appearance of visual development artist currently working at Dreamworks Animations, Marcos Mateu Mestre. Marcos will be participating in booksignings, conversations with creators and panel sessions and will be available all weekend to connect with. Spanish born Marcos Mateu Mestre is a visual development concept artist as well as a traditional animation [...]

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Mario Pochat Director

Mario Pochat Director

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Mark  Henn Legendary Animator

Mark Henn Legendary Animator

Mark Henn is a Disney animator, whose contributions to animation have included several Disney leading or title characters, most notably heroines. He studied in the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts in the seventies. His work includes Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, Young Simba in The Lion King and Mulan in Mulan. [...]

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Mark McDonnell Character Designer/Instructor

Mark McDonnell Character Designer/Instructor

Over the last several years as an Animation and Entertainment professional, Mark McDonnell has become recognized as a highly respected designer in many facets of the industry, particularly as a Character Designer for film, television and commercial’s.  His body of work stretches to Walt Disney Feature Animation, Disney Toon Studios, Walt Disney Television Animation, Pixar, [...]

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Mark Sperber Animation Story Artist

Mark Sperber Animation Story Artist

From the frozen lands of the Canadian north and fighting his way through orcs, dragons, and American tax codes with black magic.  Sir Mark Sperber makes his way to CTN expo 2012 with stave and sketchbook in hand.  Prepare your weak heart for his fool hearty drawing adventures in sketches! . Mark pursued his quest [...]

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Matt Doering Concept Artist

Matt Doering Concept Artist

Matt Doering is an illustrator and concept artist based in Eugene, Oregon currently working as a UI Designer and Production Artist at Disney Interactive. He shares his home with his dog named Dewey, a corgi-basset hound mix. He spends his free time galavanting in Portland and Seattle, and re-watching episodes of Twin Peaks on Netflix. [...]

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Matt Gaser Concept Designer Games and Film

Matt Gaser Concept Designer Games and Film

Matt Gaser is a Visual Development Artist living in Northern California. He studied Illustration at Art Center College of Design, interned at Klasky Csupo as a Background/Prop Designer for the animated series Rugrats before completing his studies. After graduation, he worked in video games for six years working on such titles as Eragon, Forgotten Realms [...]

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Maxon Computers

Maxon Computers

MAXON Computer, USA is a leader in 3D animation software. Its award-winning products, CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, are used worldwide to create 3D animation and designs for feature films, television programs and commercials, live theater, music videos, motion graphics show packages, web sites, as well as medical and scientific visualization. Both products are completely [...]

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Megan Nicole Dong Story Artist

Megan Nicole Dong Story Artist

Megan Nicole Dong is a Southern Californian shark enthusiast and scribbler of cartoons and comics. When she is not doodling in a sketchbook, singing karaoke, or contemplating the migratory patterns of Great white sharks, she works as a story artist at DreamWorks Animation (most recently, on the upcoming film, How to Train Your Dragon 2). [...]

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Michael Buffington Character Designer

Michael Buffington Character Designer

Michael Buffington is a graduate of the Academy of Art University where he majored in Illustration. He works as a freelance illustrator producing storyboards and concept art for video games, animation, and film. In 2008, Michael worked as the In-house designer and Props supervisor on a high profile CG animated feature film entitled “Alpha & [...]

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson joins the HALON crew with over 15 years of experience in the visual effects fields for companies like ILM, EA-LA, Sony and Walt Disney Imagineering. With extensive VFX skills in tracking, animation, lighting and compositing, high quality and technically accurate postvisualization comes very naturally to Jackson. While at Disney, Michael did technical previs [...]

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Michal Makarewicz Directing Animator

Michal Makarewicz Directing Animator

CTNX 2013 On location, Burbank CA Please help CTN welcome Michal Makarewicz, award winning Pixar Directing Animator and co-founder of The Animation Collaborative, which offers focused, professionally instructed, a la carte education, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We are proud to announce that Michal will be instructing a workshop and will be on the exhibitor floor all weekend. [...]

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Michelle Czajkowski Comic Artist

Michelle Czajkowski Comic Artist

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Mike Kunkel Cartoonist

Mike Kunkel Cartoonist

Mike Kunkel is a comic book writer and artist known, among other things, for his work on Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! and for his creator-owned Herobear and the Kid.

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Mike Mattesi Figure Drawing Instructor

Mike Mattesi Figure Drawing Instructor

Michael D. Mattesi, the Legendary Artista nd Genius behind the Force Drawing books and Owner of DrawingForce.com; teacher at numerous art schools and studios like Art Center, School of Visual Arts, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks and many others over the last 20 years!

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Mindy Johnson

Mindy Johnson

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Mingjue Chen Vis Dev Artist

Mingjue Chen Vis Dev Artist

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MinoMiyabi (T-30 @ CTNX 2013)

MinoMiyabi (T-30 @ CTNX 2013)

  MinoMiyabi is an illustrator focusing on character design and storytelling. Based on his background of science, MinoMiyabi graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, with an MFA in animation. After his career at SPRITE Animation Studios as animator/layout artist, he started his own business in Los Angeles as a freelancer in the relating [...]

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Natalie Hall

Natalie Hall

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Natalie Nourigat Sequential Artist

Natalie Nourigat Sequential Artist

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Nate Wragg – Feature Animation Character Designer / Art Director

Nate Wragg – Feature Animation Character Designer / Art Director

Nate Wragg, a CalArts Character Animation Grad, has worked as an Illustrator, Art Director and Character Designer for both Pixar and Dreamworks Animation studios on various projects-including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3 and  Puss and Boots. In addition to working in Feature Animation, Nate’s illustrations can be seen in on the pages of several children’s books including Too [...]

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Nathan Fowkes Entertainment Industry Artist

Nathan Fowkes Entertainment Industry Artist

Nathan Fowkes is a veteran entertainment industry artist with credits on 11 feature films including: The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, several projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon andThe Legend of Puss in Boots. His current projects are upcoming animated films from Disney and Blue Sky Studios. Nathan is also well known as a teacher of color, light, design, He teaches [...]

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Nic Ter Horst Animator/Illustrator

Nic Ter Horst Animator/Illustrator

Nic is a freelance illustrator, designer, animator & pin up enthusiast. You can check out what she does at http://nicterhorst.com.

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Nicholas Hong Jr.Designer

Nicholas Hong Jr.Designer

Nicholas, Hong graduated from Sheridan Tech in Canada in 2013 and he is currently working at TV animation Studio, Nerd Corps as Junior Designer. He gets inspired from life and many different varieties of art. His is interested in is entertainment market for children where perfume of innocence attracts his desire to illustrate. He finds [...]

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Nick Butera

Nick Butera

Nick Butera is an animation artist located in the Los Angeles Area. He attended Calarts where he received his BFA. He has been working professionally for 6 year in the industry as an animator on various TV and Internet shows. Nick currently has made the jump from an Animator to Producer at Six Point Harness [...]

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Nicolas Villarreal Visual Development Artist

Nicolas Villarreal Visual Development Artist

Title: The Making of Pasteurized – with Private Screening Description: The making of a short film. Nicolás P.Villarreal was born and raised in La Plata, Argentina. He studied at the Escuela of Animacion y Cinematografía de Avellaneda where he earned a degree in 2d Animation. While studying animation he was taken under the wing of [...]

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Nicole West

Nicole West

Nicole West is a Development Director II at Electronic Arts who has worked in the arts and entertainment fields since graduating from the University of Southern California. She has worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, Babel Media, and Brash Entertainment. In 2012 she co-curated Painting [...]

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Nikolas Ilic Character Designer/Visual Development Artist

Nikolas Ilic Character Designer/Visual Development Artist

Nikolas Ilic  is a  Character Designer/Visual Development Artist in the Animation industry. Nikolas  grew up in Ontario, Canada and attended Sheridan College receiving his Bachelors degree in Animation in 2011. Since then he has worked for various clients including Sony Pictures Animation, JibJab Media, Arc Productions and Toonbox Entertainment. Since a young age he’s always [...]

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Nolan Murtha

Nolan Murtha

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Oxinfree Studios

Oxinfree Studios

Oxinfree Studios creates educational content for audiences of all ages who are rarely targeted by the industry. Our independent animation studio sets out to explore new avenues in hopes to shape communities and bring people together both locally and globally. We are a community-driven animation studio focusing on the quality of animation; bringing to life [...]

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Pascal Campion  Art/Animation Director

Pascal Campion Art/Animation Director

Tell us a little about who you are. Where do you work? What job title do you do? I am a freelancer.  I work from my own studio and I do a multitude of things, from animating, to designing, art direction , animation direction, children books, editorial illustrations, etc etc How long have you been [...]

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Patrick Hanenberger Production Designer and Visual Consultant

Patrick Hanenberger Production Designer and Visual Consultant

Patrick Hanenberger was born in Melbourne Australia and raised in Wiesbaden, Germany. He moved to the U.S.  to study Industrial and Graphic Design at the University of Michigan and later Transportation Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He has previously worked as a Production Designer for Dreamworks Animation, Concept Artist for [...]

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Paul Lasaine Concept Designer and Production Designer

Paul Lasaine Concept Designer and Production Designer

Paul Lasaine was born in Los Angeles California in 1964. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and spent most summers traveling to the National Parks with his family, where he gained an acute appreciation for the beauty and complexity of nature. These early trips to the parks were to play a major part [...]

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Paul Wee Animation Artist

Paul Wee Animation Artist

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Paul Wee grew up obsessed with comics, sci-fi, art and monsters. Moving from Hawaii to Los Angeles in 1984, he found a city full of cool stuff he was looking for, and promptly began to study to be an artist at Otis/Parsons, The California Art Institute, Associates in Art, [...]

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Peter Emmerich Visual Development Artist

Peter Emmerich Visual Development Artist

Peter Emmerich is an acclaimed Illustrator who has enjoyed an extensive relationship with The Walt Disney Company.  Two days after graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology, he began his career as a character artist for Walt Disney Consumer Products.  Less than three years later, he was promoted to Chief Illustrator and Official Character Artist [...]

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Peter V Nguyen Artist

Peter V Nguyen Artist

Peter Nguyen (born 1984) In 2006 Peter Nguyen entered the Wildstorm competition and became a finalist of four which help him get his start .Peter got his first start working at dc comics in late 2009 and has done a series of books for them ever since including books like  Gotham city sirens, secret six [...]

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Phil Tippett

Phil Tippett

Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes films such as Starship Troopers, Robocop, Jurassic Park and the original Star Wars Trilogy. As a child of seven, Phil was profoundly inspired by Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion classic, The Seventh Voyage [...]

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Pierre Lambert

Pierre Lambert

Historian of animation , Pierre LAMBERT was born on 27 September 1960. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts Duperré and studied animation at the Technology Training Centre des Gobelins.   Press Walt Disney France , he wrote several articles on the animation for the famous film magazine Starfix . In 1987 , he [...]

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Pierre Lambert

Pierre Lambert

Historian of animation , Pierre LAMBERT was born on 27 September 1960. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts Duperré and studied animation at the Technology Training Centre des Gobelins. Press Walt Disney France , he wrote several articles on the animation for the famous film magazine Starfix . In 1987 , he founded [...]

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Pixologic makers of Zbrush

Pixologic makers of Zbrush

ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built within an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience [...]

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Rachel Chalk Design Artist

Rachel Chalk Design Artist

Rachel Chalk has always had a passion in capturing moments and people through her art.  It all started with crayons, paper, and a series of day-dreams that led her to study animation at Sheridan College.  Rachel is currently an Animation Design Artist at Corus Entertainment (Nelvana). She has designed on children’s TV shows such as [...]

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Rachel Wolfe  Freelance Illustrator

Rachel Wolfe Freelance Illustrator

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Rachelle Reyes Concept Artist

Rachelle Reyes Concept Artist

Rachelle Reyes is a Canadian-based character designer and visual development artist. As a new Sheridan Animation graduate, she dreams to one day to open a studio and school in the Philippines, and provide what experiences and learnings she has gained in her career abroad. In the meantime, she very much enjoys the occasional creeping at [...]

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Raul Garcia Director and Filmmaker

Raul Garcia Director and Filmmaker

Raul Garcia was born in Madrid, Spain. He has worked professionally in animation since he was 19. While still in college he was hired to work as animator for legendary TV animation studio Hanna-Barbera. Raul has worked as an animator in 26 feature films. Including 9 years as a Disney animator in films like Who [...]

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Renee Calvert

Renee Calvert

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Richard Edlund Multiple Academy Award Winner VFX

Richard Edlund Multiple Academy Award Winner VFX

Richard Edlund established his reputation by winning four Oscars for visual effects in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi, and a nomination for Poltergeist. He has received six additional Oscar Nominations, three Academy Scientific and Engineering Awards, two BAFTA Awards and an Emmy. In 1983, [...]

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Richard Peter Han Designer/Teacher

Richard Peter Han Designer/Teacher

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Rob Edwards Animation Feature Film Writer

Rob Edwards Animation Feature Film Writer

Rob Edwards is an Emmy Award nominee and the writer of two Oscar nominated animated films. Rob wrote his first professional teleplay before his 21st birthday. Since then he’s written for such TV shows as “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, “Full House”, “In Living Color” and “Studio 60” and such feature films as TREASURE [...]

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Robert Stanton Art Director

Robert Stanton Art Director

Robert Stanton was born in Virginia and raised in Southern California. He attended Cal State Fullerton and began his career with RDI Video Systems as a storyboard artist. Following his passion for color and painting he became a Color Key Background Artist for Filmation and DIC Studios. He joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1988 [...]

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Robert Tsai Artist

Robert Tsai Artist

Passionate about drawing and designing characters, Robert Tsai has made it his interest to use simplicity as the chosen style to capture the essence of his subjects. His love of animals is often shown throughout his sketches, and his interest in Chinese cultures and characters are becoming a base of his recent creations. Currently, Robert [...]

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Robh Ruppel Art Director

Robh Ruppel Art Director

Robh designs for feature film, theme parks, animation and video games. He has been nominated for an Annie Award and won Best Art Direction for Uncharted 2. He has also received a gold and silver award from the Spectrum Fantasy Art annual. When not painting or designing on a commercial project he can be found [...]

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Ron Husband Sketch Artist

Ron Husband Sketch Artist

Ron Husband retired after 38 years of employment with the Walt Disney Company. He joined Feature Animation in 1975 as an animation trainee.  Ron holds the distinction of being the first African American animator & the first African American supervising animator for Walt Disney Studios.  Ron supervised the animation on Esmeralda’s feisty sidekick, Djali, in [...]

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Royce Wesley

Royce has been animating professionally in film and television since 1999. After graduating with a BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design, he started as a stop-motion animator on MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch. When the show ended in 2001 he switched to computer animation and worked for Blue Sky Studios on a number of projects [...]

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Ruben A. Aquino

Ruben A. Aquino

Born 1953 in Okinawa, Japan (father from Philippines, mother from Okinawa) Attended Christ the King International School (in Okinawa) from kindergarten to high school (graduated 1971) Attended the University of Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia, Pa) 1971-75; majored in architecture Worked as a graphic artist in Honolulu, Hi 1975-79 First job in animation was as trainee in [...]

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Ryan Benjamin Senior Artist

Ryan Benjamin Senior Artist

Ryan Benjamin studied commercial art at (IFAC) International Fine Arts College. He is a professional comic book artist/illustrator/3D artist, currently employed as a senior artist at Sony Entertainment. Years of working with Jim Lee and sudying with peers like Jeff Campbell, Travis Charest and Alex Garner, his path as a professional comic artist guided him [...]

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Ryan Lang Visual Development Artist

Ryan Lang Visual Development Artist

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Ryan Woodward Filmmaker

Ryan Woodward Filmmaker

Ryan Woodward began his career in film and animation in 1995 as a traditional animator and has since held a variety of roles within the art/design/story stages of film production.  Some of his Hollywood credits include,  Space Jam, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones, Spider-man 2, Spider-man 3, Where the Wild Things Are, Ironman 2, Cowboys [...]

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Sabrina Cotugno Storyboard artist

Sabrina Cotugno Storyboard artist

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Samuel Michlap

Samuel Michlap

Samuel Michlap began his animation career as a layout artist on the Walt Disney Classic “The Lion King”. During his five years at Disney, Samuel learned first hand how to create compelling visuals to help tell the story as only  Disney could do for generations. During his second film at Disney, ” The Hunchback of [...]

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Sandro Cleuzo Animator/character Designer

Sandro Cleuzo Animator/character Designer

I was born and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and lived there until 1990 when I then moved to Dublin, Ireland. I always drew and as long as I can remember I was always with pencil and paper in hands drawing everything and everybody. I would ask some relatives to pose for me so [...]

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Scott Wright Animator

Scott Wright Animator

Title: Surviving and Thriving in Animation/Art School Description: With so many students going to animation schools. How do you stand out? How do you get the most for your money? How do you get a job after, or even during school? Scott Wright with nearly 20 years in the animation industry and 4 years teaching [...]

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Sean Galloway Freelance Artist

Sean Galloway Freelance Artist

Sean “Cheeks” Galloway is a fantastic, mutli-talented artist, with work ranging from comics, to animation, to video game and toy design. With no formal art schooling, he started his career as a penciller on comic books titles like DC Comics’ TEEN TITANS GO! and the Teen Titans stories in WEDNESDAY COMICS, as well as Marvels’ [...]

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Sherm Cohen  Owner/Instructor

Sherm Cohen Owner/Instructor

Storyboard Artist Sherm Cohen has helped bring to life some of the biggest animation hits of the past 20 years.  His storyboarding, writing, and directing credits include SpongeBob SquarePants, Hey Arnold, The Mighty B!, Phineas & Ferb, Kick Buttowski, Disney’s Fish Hooks and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (as lead storyboard artist and character designer). In [...]

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SideKick Studios

SideKick Studios

SIDEKICK – located in Germany’s capital Berlin – was founded by Torsten Schrank and Stephan Meyer-Metelmann to create world class designs for traditional & CGI animated feature films, TV-Series, Games and Print-Media. The highly competent team of SIDEKICK is offering its services from Concept Development, Character Design, Set- and Environment Design to full rendered illustrations [...]

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Stephanie        Laberis Illustrator & Character Designer

Stephanie Laberis Illustrator & Character Designer

We would like to welcome back to CTN the incredibly talented character designer Stephanie Laberis. She is bringing her latest and greatest books and prints, unique felted sculptures and stop-motion puppets and will be conducting portfolio critiques. Stephanie Laberis is a character designer and illustrator residing in El Cerrito, CA. Her background is in games [...]

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Stephen Silver Character Designer

Stephen Silver Character Designer

Silver names three treasures to success in life that give him what  it takes  to keep  on drawing:  determination,  passion and desire. Stephen  Silver  was  born  in  London  in 1972. Aspiring  to be a professional artist his whole life and knowing drawing would  be his vocation,  Silver got his professional  start  in 1992 drawing caricatures [...]

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Steve Hickner Director

Steve Hickner Director

CTN is proud to welcome back the amazing words of Steve Hickner. A Director from Dreamworks animation and veteran of our profession this inspirational speaker shares his insights on filmmaking, artist careers and how to succeed in this wonderful profession we all share.  Steve will again be providing one of his famous lectures and will [...]

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Steve Kaplan Comedy Writer

Steve Kaplan Comedy Writer

Title: Anatomy of a Sequence Description: In the workshop, I would screen sequences from animated comedy (CHICKEN LITTLE and ROAD TO EL DORADO) analyze the sequences and show how they might have been successfully revised  following the principles of comic story and character development. Available Nov 16, 17 For more than 15 years, Steve Kaplan [...]

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Steven E. Gordon Artist

Steven E. Gordon Artist

Welcom Steven Gordon to our exhibit floor. He will have his sketchbooks for sale and convention sketches in color and B&W Steven E. Gordon’s professional career began in 1977 when his High School art teacher saw a trade-paper ad asking for portfolio submissions. To everyone’s surprise his slap-dash, disorganized portfolio was accepted and he was [...]

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Stu Livingston — Cartoonist, Storyboard Artist

Stu Livingston — Cartoonist, Storyboard Artist

Stu Livingston is a Los Angeles based cartoonist and storyboard artist working in animation. His comics have appeared in several anthologies including “Flight,” “Popgun” and “Explorer: The Mystery Boxes.” In 2011, he wrote and illustrated his debut book “The Table,” a collection of short stories about friendship and growing up in Bakersfield, CA. As a [...]

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Stuart Ng Books

Stuart Ng Books

Stuart NG carries thousands of rare & out-of-print books as well as notable recently published titles. They strive to offer the best selection of current artists sketchbooks; from aspiring students to well-established professionals.

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Sue Blanchard Illustrator/Designer

Sue Blanchard Illustrator/Designer

Sue Blanchard grew up in North Carolina but left small town life for an opportunity to work in production management at Walt Disney Feature Animation. Surrounded by the many talented artists there, Sue became inspired to create her own images and enrolled in Art Center College of Design’s illustration program where she graduated with honors [...]

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Sydney Hanson

Sydney Hanson

Sydney was raised in Minnesota alongside numerous pets and brothers. When she wasn’t tunneling through snowdrifts or rescuing frogs from rain gutters, she was drawing. Her illustrations and paintings still reflect these early adventures and are marked by a love for animals and the natural world. In addition to her traditional illustrations Sydney is an [...]

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Sylvain DeBoissy Character Designer

Sylvain DeBoissy Character Designer

Born near Paris in 1967, Sylvain Deboissy is a graduate of the prestigious Les Gobelins animation school. He worked for Disney animation studio in Paris from 1989 to 1995 as an animator.  He then collaborated with Bibo films from 1995 to 1998 as animation supervisor, studio storyboard artist and director.In 1998 he moved to the USA where he began a [...]

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T. Dan Hofstedt Animator

T. Dan Hofstedt Animator

Title: Let’s Talk!: Animating Dialogue Description: Animating Between the Lines: An anti-phoneme holistic approach to dialog. There’s more to animating dialog than just plugging in shapes that allegedly correspond to words on an x-sheet. With nearly 30 years professional animation experience on over 20 feature films, T. Dan shares some of his insights into the art [...]

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Tad Gielow Animation Professional

Tad Gielow Animation Professional

Tad Gielow has been in the Animation industry for the past 25 years providing technical expertise and leadership on such feature films as “The Great Mouse Detective”, “Oliver And Company”, “Aladdin”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan”, “The Iron Giant”, “Osmosis Jones”, “Monster House”, and “Beowulf”. Whether integrating 3D elements with 2D drawings, supervising animators and technical directors, or [...]

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Tara Billinger

Tara Billinger

Tara Billinger is a cartoonist living in Burbank, CA. She has had work published in both Tokyopop and Slave Labor Graphics and was featured on Dummcomics. Her art was also showcased in an episode of “Flapjack” on Cartoon Network. In high school she won “The First Place Congressional Award for the 35th Annual All-State High Schools Exhibition”. After dabbing in the comic book industry she decided [...]

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Taylor White Owner

Taylor White Owner

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Ted Thomas Son of Frank Thomas

Ted Thomas Son of Frank Thomas

Award-winning director and writer Theodore Thomas was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of renowned animator, Frank Thomas.  He excelled at music at a young age, a passion that has continued throughout his life.  At university he majored in cultural anthropology and Asian studies.  World travels with a camera and extended stays in [...]

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Ted Ty Animator

Ted Ty Animator

CTN is proud to be able to include Animator Ted Ty to CTN this year. Ted Ty has a tremendous amount of experience animating in both 2d and 3d. He currently is working at DreamWorks Animation and has worked on films such as Rise of the Guardians, Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda.  During [...]

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Terryl Whitlatch Creator Illustrator

Terryl Whitlatch Creator Illustrator

Title: Workshop “Creature Creation Live!” Description: “In this talk, I will demonstrate some principles I learned during my work as a freelance illustrator. Instead of showing  a step-by-step tutorial of how I work, I will try to explain the underlying principles that I use to make my descicions. Understanding these priniples helped me to improve [...]

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The Animation Collaborative

The Animation Collaborative

the Animation Collaborative offers focused, professionally instructed, a la carte education.  Students have an opportunity to learn from professionals currently working in the field of animation.  Our instructors have a variety of backgrounds coming from Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, and Blue Sky Studios.  Students receive critiques and feedback on how to raise the [...]

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The Makers of Contre Temps

The Makers of Contre Temps

Contre Temps: A brilliant short animation film produce as a “graduation film” from the students of Supinfocom. On top of a great art direction, a beautiful soundtrack and an excellent overall realization, Contre temps has a very interesting universe. The level of water goes up and down very quickly and in an impressive scale. A [...]

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Tod Polson Author

Tod Polson Author

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Tom Bancroft Character Designer/ Animator/ Author

Tom Bancroft Character Designer/ Animator/ Author

CTNX 2012 On location, Burbank CA CTN is proud to welcome on the exhibit floor this half of the dynamic duo affectionately known as “Two Guys Named Bancroft”. Please help me welcome Tom Bancroft to CTN eXpo. Tom will have his two character design instructional books: CREATING CHARACTERS WITH PERSONALITY and (the new) CHARACTER MENTOR [...]

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Tom Moore

Tom Moore

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Tony DeRosa Legendary Animator

Tony DeRosa Legendary Animator

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Tony Siruno Character Designer

Tony Siruno Character Designer

CTN is very proud to include Character Designer, Tony Siruno this year. His extensive body of work only shows to reinforce his amazing talent. Tony Siruno has been working as a character designer for DreamWorks Animation since 1995. Prior to that, he spent 2 season’s as a character layout artist for The Simpsons and a [...]

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Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Toon Boom Animation Inc.

Toon Boom Animation Inc. is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software, delivering products and services online to its global community. Toon Boom carries user-friendly applications for all, catering to children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools. Toon Boom is fully dedicated to education and goes far [...]

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Tori Davis Visual Development Artist

Tori Davis Visual Development Artist

Tori Davis also known as “Tori Cat” is a Visual Development artist from the UK. She is mostly recognized for her Environment/Layout work, but also specializes in Character Design too. Tori Graduated from the Arts Institute in Bournemouth in 2007 with a First Class, BA (Hons) Degree in ‘Animation Production’ and started work for Blue [...]