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Callum May is the creator of a famous YouTube channel called The Canipa Effect, this channel is dedicated to create in depth analysis about anime series, movies, animation studios and animators as well. Even though Callum is not an animator nor an illustrator he has extensive knowledge on the techniques and principles used to create amazing scenes to the point that his understanding goes many times beyond of what many working animators currently have.

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Callum May created The Canipa Effect in 2014 and since then has been highly recognized and viewed by professionals both in the US animation industry and the Japanese animation industry, he is also a features writer for Anime News Network and previously worked as a video editor for Crunchyroll and Otaquest, his banner was designed and illustrated by Leva Sau. …


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Thierry Boulanger is the Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sabotage Studio, founded in 2016 they’re looking to create retro-inspired video games. They quickly went from 3 employees to a team of 16 all working with towards the idea of creating modern video games that capture the compelling nature of old video games which was his passion since he was a kid. …


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Ethan Becker is a Visual Developer who worked in DreamWorks TV as a revisionist for Voltron Legendary Defender. He has experience as a Background Designer, Environment Design, Production Design who worked in Newbaby Productions and In My Father’s Shadow film. He’s originally from Texas and moved to California to look for more opportunities as a creative professional. Now he’s working on a secret project with a secret company which will make an announcement with Netflix in 2021 and helping other people improve as an artist through his YouTube Channel.

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Ivan Mendoza is a character designer & illustrator, currently, he’s designing characters for Dreamworks Animation, TV. Previously he’s worked for Starburns Industries that produces the HBO show “Animals”, Warner Bros. Animation on the production “Bunnicula” & “Be Cool Scooby Doo” which airs on Cartoon Network, Ivan has also been a part of developing undisclosed projects for WB, along with the direct to video film, “Tom & Jerry”.

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Ivan has also worked in design for Nickelodeon, FOX, Titmouse, SGN (Social Gaming Network), Age of Learning Inc. aka ABCmouse.com, & Six Point Harness. He was previously a guest speaker at East LA College, US Arts in Irvine & Rowland Heights, & also have been featured at the Nickelodeon Panel at San Diego Comic Con 2010–2011.


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Hedvig H-S or also known as VixieArts is a Concept Artist, Freelance Illustrator and Comic Book Artist who has created art for books, animation, magazines and even worked in video games. And now she’s the author of her own graphic novel called Aurora the Unicorn. She also has created a following of 183K+ fans on instagram where she posts her illustrations and mostly a lot of animal drawings.

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Hedvig H-S is originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, where she studied comic art and have been working since. First as a Comic Book Artist from 2004 to 2009, then in the video game industry from 2009 to 2014 and now as a Layout Artist and Art Director at Slugger Film AB. Her idea of “Aurora the Unicorn” came to her in one afternoon, which she wrote down and had an email from an editor asking for a new script for a book, she gave her that idea and two years later she had a graphic novel done out in the market. …


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Jenn Ely is based in Portland, OR, where she works as a freelance production designer and visual development artist for various commercial, film, and television animation projects. She began working as a gallery artist after her traditional painting focused BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She later attended Savannah College of Art and Design in the Illustration program, where she discovered her love of design for story telling. She left SCAD to work with Laika Studios as an Art Intern, where she worked on her first animated project, The Boxtrolls in 2012. …


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Erin Shin is a Concept Artist, Character Designer & World Builder. She’s a student of the Art Center College of Design, she’s worked on the visual assets for the games “Sankofa” and “Hippo Time” got a scholarship in Nickelodeon’s Pitch program where she worked with their staff and to pitch a show called “Wrestlemania”.

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Erin Shin has also worked as a concept artist for JM Animation Studios in Seoul, South Korea and created 12 anthropomorphized designs of Chinese folk heroes as well as 4 Chinese scholar characters and she’s currently an intern at Super 78 creating concepts for VR Threater experiences in Silverlake, California.


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Mikel Mujika Amann is a freelance visual developer, character & costume designer for animation and video games from Bilbao, Spain. And he has created his own art books, one book called “Gals” where he has created 136 designs and his portfolio inspired in the Sleeping Beauty which ended up becoming his second book.

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Mikel always had art as a hobbie as he kept drawing everyday. In the end he decided to go pro into art and chose to do Animation instead of Architecture. He creates amazing and well rounded art taking into consideration everything from the tiniest detail to the whole personality of a character.


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Nicola Hwang is an illustrator, animator and zoologist who has experience in creating art for publishing and animation and also taking good care of animals. She had her first hit at Wondercon 2011 where she got elected to illustrate Aspen’s Comic Books and since then has been working for the US in Games as a character / prop / merchandise designer and took part of CTN where she worked in projects with Casey Robin & Alishea Gibson.

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Nicola has started working with Puppets, creating her first one called Bryn the feathered serpent and she’s currently working in projects involving the Chinese Zodiac and the Nictionary with Nic Gregory. She has worked with companies such as Wacom, Disney Channel, THX Ltd, Space Bass Films, Kato Tech and more. …


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Wouter Tulp is a freelance character designer based in the Netherlands. He is known for his versatility as an illustrator, lavishing over a hundred children’s books with his wonderful illustrations, as well as creating caricatures and editorial illustrations in high-circulation newspapers and magazines. He is also a teacher in Schoolism.

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Since then, he has slowly shifted his focus towards character design. After a series of international film projects, he is currently working for Sony Pictures Animation. He started out his career as a freelance illustrator in the Netherlands, creating many different kinds of illustration, like children’s books illustration, book covers, newspaper illustration and caricatures. This variety of work helped him shape and refine his technique and craft, that eventually led him to becoming a versatile character designer for feature animation. …

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