Dr. Melisa Achoko Allela

Website: https://melisallela.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melisaallela Who is Dr. Melisa Achoko Allela? “Dr. Melisa Achoko Allela is an Interactive Media designer and Lecturer at the Technical University  of Kenya. She also dabbles as an illustrator, animator, researcher and eLearning specialist. Her creative and research work explores the convergence of experimental animation and emerging technologies in storytelling. Her […]

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Chaz Bottoms

Website: https://www.chazbottoms.com Twitter: @ChazzyMcFly Who is Chaz Bottoms? “Chaz Bottoms is a director, animator, writer and owner of CBA Studios. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, he received his BFA in Animation from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Currently living in Los Angeles, CA. His work has appeared in Toonboom, AfroPunk, Vibe Magazine, ImFromCleveland.com and Saint Heron. Chaz’s […]

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Aurélia Durand

Website: https://www.aurelia-studio.com/ Twitter: @4ur3liad Who is Aurélia Durand? “Aurélia Durand’s art is a vivid celebration of diversity. She dedicates her artistic voice to matters involving representation. Aurélia represents Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and empowered — a united community whose destinies are intertwined. These colorful personalities present the unified voice of a global community whose hopes, […]

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Daniel Barnes

Website: http://www.danielin3d.com/ Twitter: @danielin3d Who is Daniel Barnes? “Daniel Barnes is currently a Senior Motion Designer in Atlanta with over eight years experience in content for broadcast, web, feature film, social, trade shows and specialty multi-screen displays. His experience with static design, motion design, 2D/3D animation, photography, video and visual effects facilitate a wide variety of […]

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Aaron Cowdery

Website: https://www.aaroncowdery.com Twitter: @ChakraXcartoons Who is Aaron Cowdery? “Aaron Cowdery, based in the greater New York City area, has been working in the animation industry since 2012. Originally from the Philly suburbs, Aaron is passionate about the storytelling and problem-solving qualities of animation. Graduating with a BFA in Animation from the University of the Arts […]

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Chibu Okere

Photo: Ridz Patrick Website: http://www.chibuyum.com Twitter: @Chibuyum Who is Chibu Okere? “Chibuyum (Chibu Okere) is a Nigerian-American artist hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. His works include 2D animation, illustration, and graphic design. Currently, he is working as the artistic director at SLUG Agency. Drawing inspiration from streetwear, American pop culture, and anime, Chibuyum creates a refreshingly […]

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Sean Apparicio

Website: http://iloveyoumytv.com Twitter: @boredwithlove Who is Sean Apparicio? “I’m a freelance creative director, animator and designer living and working in New York with over 17 years experience. I Work primarily in the fields of brand identity, graphic design, design direction, advertising and film-making, but I’m pretty versatile which means I’m just as happy a commercial […]

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Whitney Booker

  Website: http://www.safisnero.com Twitter: @lumenavi Who is Whitney Booker? “I’m looking to do something that I won’t grow tired of. I want to be creative and work in a field where I can use my creativity and skills to their fullest and be challenged. To me, that field would be animation, illustration, graphic design, sound design, […]

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Barbara Muriungi

Website: http://www.them2k.com Twitter: @them2k Who is Barbara Muriungi? “I am a Designer & Art Director whose mostly worked in New York & Boston for the past couple years. I travelled in 2011 while freelancing as an Art Director / Designer & Animator to Kenya, South Africa,Canada, Bristol / London and now working from Nairobi, Kenya.” (source)

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