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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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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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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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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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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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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 [...]