UCLA Animation Workshop | Heather Langley
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Author: Heather Langley


Diana Gateño

Diana Gateño grew up and spent most of their life in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating with a B.A. in Art and a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, Diana ventured from the cool climes of the Santa Cruz forests down to...


Julia Meng

Born, bred, and based in Southern California, Julia has always been passionate about good visual storytelling whether it be in film, animation, or video games. She graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in Art History/Studio Art. She is interested in issues of media...


Jacqueline Barnes

Jacqueline C. J. Barnes creates worlds that reflect our current society through a fantastical lens. She is a storyteller that engages with different forms of escapist media such as animations, speculative fiction, video games, and graphic novels. She also deals with creating different forms of...

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Connor Bland

Connor Bland is an aspiring character animator and filmmaker, who received his B.F.A. in Animation from DePaul University before coming to UCLA’s Animation Workshop. His long-term goal is to fulfill a career in character animation, and even direct his own films. Most importantly, being able...


Evan English

Evan English has craved the sweet flavor of animation since he was a babe. The juicy satisfaction of making drawings organically move continues to make this man go. His tastes in experimental music, 1980s anime, and old-timey art have helped him ripen into a creator...

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Veteran Disney Artist Floyd Norman Visits Workshop

  On March 9th, veteran Disney animator and artist Floyd Norman visited the UCLA Animation Workshop for a special screening of his recent documentary film, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life. The screening of the film was followed by a Q&A session. This Master Class was made possible by...


Jay Shipman

Jay Shipman, a native of the Midwest (and a big fan of Kansas City barbecue), found his calling in animation and joined the Animation Workshop in 2015.  After receiving BAs in art and communication at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, Jay embarked on a...


Heather Collins | Stop Motion Animation

Heather Collins is an animator, painter (airbrush and handpainting), puppet fabricator, and educator. After working as a painter and fabricator on Seasons 2 and 3 of Amazon's Tumble Leaf, she currently works as an animator on Crackle's SuperMansion (produced by and starring Bryan Cranston) and teaches stop motion...

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Rich Quade | Character Animation

Lecturer Rich Quade teaches animation courses at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. From 1992-2001 he worked full-time at Pixar Animation Studios in various capacities. He was the directing animator on Toy Story (1995), supervising animator on both A Bug’s Life (1998) and Monsters,...


Chris Mais

Chris Mais is a Creative Designer Lead at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale California.  After graduating from the UCLA Animation Workshop in 2009 he began an internship at WDI which turned into a full time position.  Chris was a Creative Designer on TRON, a high...