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Heather Collins

Heather Collins was raised in Colorado and educated at Duke prior to attending UCLA. She creates stop motion and hand-drawn stories where bad things happen to cute characters. Her interests include dark humor, strange animals, and mountains.www.theheathercollins.com ...


Dorian Yarnelson

Dorian Yarnelson is a proud member of the UCLA animation workshop and Film/TV community. His artistic and academic interests include history, mythology and the wilderness of the human mind. His loyalty to the workshop is absolute. ...


Alex Wong

Alex Wong is an Animation Workshop alumnus. He studied Visual Arts and Computer Science at Brown University and enrolled in several animation courses at the Rhode Island School of Design. His interest in the intersection between art and technology drove him to explore animation, and...


Doug Ward | Academic Administrator, Lecturer

Before coming to UCLA, Doug Ward worked as a Character Layout artist and Animation Timer for Fox’s “King of the Hill.” He also spent six years in the interactive industry as an animator, director, writer, and eventually producer. He created, designed, co-wrote, directed and animated...


Amy Winfrey | Interactive Animation

Amy Winfrey is an American animator, screenwriter, songwriter, and voice actress. She is best known for creating the web series Making Fiends that was later picked up by Nickelodeon in 2006. ...


Glenn Vilppu | Figure Drawing

Glenn Vilppu is one of the premier figure drawing instructors to the Hollywood animation studios. He holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design, with additional studies at Otis Art Institute and Santa Monica City College. He teaches at Vilppu Studios, UCLA,...


Charles Solomon | History of Animation

Charles Solomon is a lecturer in animation at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. An internationally respected animation critic and historian, Solomon has written on the subject for the New York Times, TV Guide, Newsweek (Japan), Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, The...


Bob Skir | Writing for Animation

Robert N. Skir has written hundreds of hours of TV animation featuring characters ranging from Wolverine and Batman to the Pink Panther and Jim Henson's Muppets. He developed the series “X-Men: Evolution” and story edited the shows “Transformers: Beast Machines,” “Extreme Ghostbusters” and “Godzilla.” Professor...


Lynn Okimura | Visual Effects Animation

As a UCLA student, Lynn Okimura ’00, MFA ’05 garnered multiple honors or prizes, including the industry selected Spotlight Award in Animation. Prior to returning to campus as a member of the faculty, her creative work was in flash and 2D animation for mobile content...