Role: Animator Hobbies: Bicycling, Cooking meatballs Favorite Book: Cat’s CraddleAspirations: Ping-pong Champion, Skipping RocksTom likes to animate because it is Fun!
Role: Animator Hobbies: Painting, writing, movie marathons. Leanne’s love of movies and desire to be part of the acting performance, inspires her to animate. That and a sign saying “Hogwarts Here.” On the side Leanne enjoys creating sculptures by casting.
Rodney BrettRole: Rigger, Character Modeler. Hobbies: “That’s a hard question” Rodney likes chilling and watching movies. Rodney has a passion for rigging and creating beautiful characters. He enjoys bringing teaching to everything he does.
Role: Production Manager Kris has been in the entertainment and animation industry for over 10 years. She worked in production at LucasFilm on the award winning Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. She received special recognition in 2013 when the TV series won the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Emmy. Her most memorable moment on that show was sharing a […]
Role: Production Coordinator Hobbies: Eating delicious food, Painting, Singing. Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Casablanca….or just Bugs Bunny! Rachel has a passion for working with artistic people and building creatively. She is a UCLA grad in Arts and an Ex’pression grad in Animation & VFX.
Role: Animator Hobbies: Watching late 80’s early 90’s extreme sports movies, tearing up b-ball courts, asking follow-up questions, eating burritos, and flying kites. Aspirations: Make people laugh, own a bar globe, and be an all around righteous dude. Greatest Fear: Living in a world without pizza and hawaiian shirts.
Phillip (Philbo) Shaw Role: 3D Artist (Prop/Environment Modeler, Dynamics & What else needs doing) Hobbies: Staying peanut free/Tabletop/Video Games/ Theory-craft/Friendly Arguing/Camping Aspirations: Learn to play the pipe organ, visit New Zealand, Punch a Shark, and to dine on crazy animals; not in the head crazy. Greatest Fear: Skydiving & Hospitals at Night (Spooky).
Erin Smith Role: 3D Artist (Texturing, Feather Queen) Hobbies: Drawing dinosaurs, kicking ass in Mass Effect 3 multiplayer (I wish), Dinosaurs, bothering my cat while she sleeps, and eating delicious food. Aspirations: “Either I want Dayton and Josh’s job, or I want to live on a space station. Whichever ends up being easier. Or have […]
Tobin Tse Role: Game Designer / 3D Artist Tobin Tse was born in San Francisco to Chinese immigrant parents. He developed an intense fascination with games at a young age, and hasn’t looked back since. He attended Expression College for Digital Arts studying Game Art and Design, and worked developing mobile and browser games before starting […]
David Weinman Role: 3D Artist (Concepts and Environment assets) Hobbies: Miniature Sculpting Aspirations: Fighting for great justice on motorcycles! Greatest Fear: Spiders and spider like entities
Elissa Peterson Role: Animator Elissa began her journey into animation as a child after seeing a certain animated short film. Soon she was drawing comic books with terrible plot lines, creating stop motion animations, and directing her own short films (complete with incredibly compelling plots). Fast forwarding to adulthood, Elissa found herself studying painting and figure […]
JD Kendall Role: Senior Technical Director (Character Rigger/TD/Animator Zoo Keeper) Hobbies: Long walks in forests/ Keeping a purple lifestyle/ Clubbing/ 40K Table Top/ Masseuse work/ Video Games/ Teaching unknowing people aboutgoatse (Goatse?) Aspirations: “OWN A CORGI! Travel the world before I turn old, aka 30 years plus, own a house, see the last 8 episodes […]
Jenny Bach Role: Concept Artist Jenny is a recent graduate of Ex’pression College for Digital Arts living in the Bay Area. During school, she worked as a freelance artist making images for websites, pitch bibles, and illustrated for the children’s newspaper, FireCracker Weekly. Favorite Games: Tales of Symphonia, The World Ends With You, Legend of […]