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The New York TimesGoogle, Vox Media, Netflix, Amazon Prime, ESPN, L'Oréal, Variety Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Philips, State Farm, The Athletic, Grey Goose, World Wildlife Fund, Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), Toronto Metro Convention Centre, Holt Renfrew, Much Music,  H&R Block.


I'm an animator, illustrator and director specializing on rotoscoping animation technique. Some feature film and TV I worked on include: Sr. Character Animator for Undone TV series on Amazon Prime, as part of the Emmy©-winning rotoscoping team at Minnow Mountain. Main rotoscoping animator for Netflix 4-episode explainer series, as part of the creative team at Vox. Principal animator for Matt Gallagher’s film PREY which was nominated at the Canadian Screen Awards and won best Canadian documentary at the Hot Docs festival.

I care a lot about education and lectured animation and design at UC Berkeley Ext (San Francisco), where I also created the school's first animation course in 2019. I also enjoy leading creative workshops for organizations and companies and guest lectured  at GoogleSan Jose State UniversityCalifornia College of the Arts, Otis College of Art and Design and TAIS. Time allowing, I coach private clients through my 1:1 Program

I was awarded Master of Design degree with Interdisciplinary Excellence from OCAD University, where I directed and animated short film Phases of Dance.

My passion for sports (tennis & latin dancing) and music has a big impact on my animation practice as a way to capture movement and rhythm.



  • "Prey", Canadian Screen Awards, Best Feature Length Documentary / Nomination
  • "Prey", Canadian Screen Awards, Best Editing in a Feature Documentary / Winner
  • "Prey", Hot Docs, Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Feature / Winner
  • "Phases of Dance", winner of the 2D animation category, International Festival of Animated Dance, Réunion Island, France
  • Maureen Furniss Award for Best Student Paper on Animated Media honorable mention, The Society for Animation Studies (SAS)
  • Emru Townsend Award, The Society for Animation Studies (SAS)
  • Award for Interdisciplinary Excellence, OCAD University, Toronto
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, OCAD University, Toronto
  • MAS Film Competition winner, Martial Arts Studies Conference, Cardiff University, Wales UK



  • Master of Design, Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design, OCAD University, Toronto (2015 - 2017). Thesis focus:  animation, rotoscoping, embodiment & performance.
  • Bachelor of Design, Fashion Communication Major, Ryerson University, Toronto (2006 - 2010)


  • San Jose State University, Guest Lecturer -  Career in Animation and Illustration, Apr 2023
  • UC Berkeley Extension, Guest Lecturer - Graphic and Web Design Portfolio, Apr 2023
  • Otis College of Art and Design, Guest Lecturer, Animation Department, Feb-March 2022
  • UC Berkeley ExtensionAdjunct Faculty, Art and Design Department, 2019 - 2022
  • UC Berkeley Extension, Guest Lecturer - Graphic and Web Design Portfolio, Apr & Nov 2022
  • Toronto Animated Image Society, Instructor - Drawing Techniques for Rotoscoping Animation, Feb & Nov 2021
  • Google, Instructor - Watercolor Illustration workshop, Dec 2020
  • Google, Instructor - Watercolor Botanicals workshop, Nov 2020
  • Toronto Animated Image Society, Instructor - Rotoscoping Animation Masterclass, Oct - Nov 2020
  • UC Berkeley Extension, Guest Lecturer - Graphic and Web Design Portfolio, Oct 2020
  • Toronto Animated Image Society, Instructor - Visual Music Animation workshop, Oct 2020
  • OCAD University, External Examiner for Digital Futures Graduate Thesis Defence. "What’s Most Fun: A Framework to Protect Creativity in the Age of Instagram" by Tabitha Fisher, April 2020
  • UC Berkeley Extension, Guest Lecturer - Graphic and Web Design Portfolio, March 2020
  • OCAD University, Guest Speaker, IAMD Thesis Seminar, Graduate Studies, Jan 2020
  • Toronto Animated Image Society, Instructor - Rotoscoping Animation workshop, Jan 2020
  • GoogleInstructor - Rotoscoping Animation workshop, Mountain View, Nov 2019
  • California College of the Arts (CCA), Guest Lecturer - After Effects Animation, Nov 2019
  • Society for Animation Studies 31st Annual Conference, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal. “Animation and Its Others: Expressive Reciprocities in Visual, Aural, and Verbal Imagination
  • Toronto Animated Image Society, Instructor - Rotoscoping Animation workshop
  • FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts), Guest Lecturer, Prague
  • Society for Animation Studies 30th Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. “Drawn to Motion: Drawing, Temporality, and Embodied Languages of Movement
  • SAS Symposium 2018: Animation and Philosophy, Stuttgart, Germany; in conjunction with The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
  • Tutorial Leader - Modern American Illustration, Faculty of Design, OCAD University
  • Judging Board member for the Emru Townsend Award, The Society for Animation Studies (SAS)
  • Guest Speaker, IAMD Graduate Thesis Seminar, OCAD University, Toronto
  • Teacher Assistant, OCAD University, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences courses:
    // Advertising: Art of Persuasion
    // Global Visual and Material Culture: Prehistory to 1800s

    // Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800s to Present

  • Society for Animation Studies 29th Annual Conference, University of Padova, Italy
  • Martial Arts Studies Conference, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
  • Instructor, Visual Arts department, WICE, Paris, France


  • The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation(CBC)  – Canada Reads animated trailer
  • Insomnia Animation Film Festival Film Festival, Moscow,Russia
  • dance: made in canada | fait au canada, Toronto, Canada
  • 300 Seconds Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • T-Short Animated film Online Festival
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIAF), USA - ExperimentalAnimated Shorts
  • Chaniartoon International Comic & Animation Festival,Greece
  • Rollout Dance Film Festival, Macao, China
  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival,Toronto
  • Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada
  • Calgary International Film Festival, Canada
  • Mondovisioni Festival, Italy
  • Forest City Film Festival, Canada
  • Windsor International Film Festival, Canada
  • The Fargo Film Festival, USA
  • KDOCS, Vancouver, Canada
  • Be There Design Festival film screening, Hong Kong 
  • Society of Animation Studies 31st Conference, Universida deLusófona, Lisbon, Portugal
  • International Animated Dance Festival, La Reunion, France
  • PAF Olomouc Festival, AniScreen Long Story Short SpecialScreening, Czech Republic
  • Society of Animation Studies 30th Conference, ConcordiaUniversity, Canada
  • Much, MUCH PRIDE, Ep 4. Non-Binary, CTV
  • SAS Symposium: Animation and Philosophy, The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
  • Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC), large-scale wall screening for six months, “Phases of Dance”
  • Fighting Spirit Film Festival, London, UK – Short FilmsLineup selection
  • Society of Animation Studies 29th Conference, Universityof Padova, Italy
  • CBC Artist in Residence, “Exhibitionists” season 3 episode10
  • Live painting artist, Collective Arts Brewery, EvergreenBrick Works
  • CanadaGradEx, Annual Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto,Canada
  • “Phases of Dance” Solo Exhibition, Open Space Gallery, Toronto,Canada
  • Live painting artist, Collective Arts Brewery, Toronto ForEveryone: Honest Ed’s Farewell event
  • Martial Arts Studies Conference, Cardiff University, UK

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