Archived Artists, Archived Exhibitors

Alex Ruiz Concept Artist – Illustrator

Alex Ruiz Concept Artist – Illustrator

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [...]