Category: Animation
  1. 22

    Apr 2015

    Evon Freeman

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    Evon Freeman is a character designer and storyboard artist. Currently at Walt Disney Animation Studios she is working as a prop and effects designer on Daron Nefcy’s Star and the Forces of Evil. Prior to Disney, Freeman worked at Nickelodeon Animation Studios on the TV series The Legend of Korra and Monsters VS. Aliens. She was also the character designer and storyboard artist for the Korra prequel web series Republic City Hustle.

    Freeman’s journey into the world of art is actually rather unique. Her interest was bred out of boredom and circumstance. Spending quite a lot of time in Taiwan as a child and unable to play outside due to it extremely humid summers. Freeman bought some how-to-draw books and started doodling. In High School she took all the art classes she could, pottery, photography, art, and computer graphics. Then went on to study graphic design and multimedia at California State University-East Bay. After landing a job at Electronic Arts she applied for the Visual Development program at the Academy of Art. Freeman’s inspiring thirst to learn and grow is not slowing down either, she has also been taking storyboarding classes at the Concept Design Academy.

    The best place to see more of Evon Freeman is her regularly updated Tumblr, but you can also find more of her work on Blogger and DeviantArt.

  2. 30

    Mar 2015

    Lucinda Schreiber ~ Saint Joan

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    Director Lucinda Schreiber has created a hypnotically looping animated music video titled ‘Saint Joan’ for Australian band Husky’s sophomore LP ‘Ruckers Hill’. The video is broken into animated loops inspired by key lyrics in the song. Refined and edited together with connecting animation, the video is seamless from start to finish like an infinite loop.

    Schreiber is an international award-winning Australian director, animator and illustrator currently based in New York.

  3. 24

    Mar 2015

    Yesica Pogorzelsky

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    Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Yesica Pogorzelsky is an Illustrator and Character Designer. She has worked extensively in animation, predominately as a Character Designer, but also on Storyboards and Animatic. In 2012 she worked alongside creative agency La Comunidad on their series of adverts for TCL’s new LED TV. Then in 2013 she stretched her storyboard muscles on Volkswagen “Think Blue” campaign.

    You can find Yesica Pogorzelsky’s more her personal work on Tumblr and Behance.

  4. 19

    Mar 2015

    Bill Cone

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    Californian Illustrator Bill Cone is well known for his sensational pastel artwork and his ongoing contribution to Pixar Animation Studios. He studyied Painting at San Francisco State University before going on to study Illustration at Art Center College of Design. After his graduation, Cone embarked on a career as a landscape painter and for over 17 years he has exhibited annually, both in group and one-man shows.

    Cone is both a Production Designer and Teacher at Pixar. He has produced lighting studied, worked as a storyboard artist, background painter, and character designer. On top of all these roles, for over 10 years, Cone has taught light and color classes to the Pixar alumni. He has contributed to successful animations such as Toy Story (1995), A Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Ratatouille (2007), and Up (2009). Interestingly, it was during work on A Bug’s Life that he started using pastels to do lighting studies. Enjoying them very much and seeing their speed benefits, he decided to use pastels in his personal work too.

    You can see much more of Bill Cone’s wonderful artwork on his blog, which he couples with eloquent and verbose descriptions.

  5. 6

    Mar 2015

    Manddy Wyckens

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    Manddy Wyckens is a visual development artist, background painter & character designer. She studied at the famous Gobelins, as well as CalArts. Whilst at Gobelins and CalArts, Wyckens created a wonderful short titled, The Longest Road. She also collaborated on The Night We Were Kings, which was selected for the Très Court International Film Festival.

    Though based in Paris, Wyckens has worked across America for companies including Walt Disney Animation Studios, LAIKA and Psyop. She worked as a background painter for Disney TV on their new series Star vs. the Forces of Evil, which was created by her fellow CalArts alumni, Daron Nefcy. More recently Wyckens has been working as a character designer for London-based Studio Aka.

    You can find more of Manddy Wyckens’ work on her website and Tumblr.

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