About Noel

 

1990's...

In 1993, I followed my childhood love of cartoons into an apprenticeship at a small Minneapolis animation studio. There I had the opportunity to learn about the industry while assisting with projects including the opening credits to the 1994 Spiderman cartoon on FOX Kids, cleaning up storyboards for DIC's Ultraforce and Kids WB's Animaniacs.

In 1996, I relocated to Chicago to attend art school at Columbia College. During my second semester, I accepted a full time job at Star Toons animation studio in Homewood, IL where I would spend the next 2 years animating on projects which included the show Histeria! for Kids WB.

 

2000's...

In late 1999, I relocated to Atlanta, GA and worked with local animation studios drawing storyboards and directing commercials for Cartoon Network. In June 2000, I took a full time job with Cartoon Network's new on-line department as the lead animator of CartoonOrbit.com. As CartoonOrbit came to an end around 2004, I became part of the new In-house Games Team which created web games for many of the new Cartoon Network shows.

 

2010's...

In 2010, I started my own business Clown Pirate Productions and have continued to work in 2D web, mobile, & TV animation, illustration and design with clients including Cartoon Network, Floyd County, Primal Screen, Awesome Incorporated, Jetmorgan Games and rock band Skid Row

In the past few years, I've been a guest at many Comic and Horror conventions. I'm also bringing together local artists by hosting the Atlanta Comic & Animation Artists monthly meet-up and co-managing local artist's events with Drawn & Disorderly

While I really enjoy having my hands in the production process, I also enjoy the roll of mentor/ manager to the upcoming animators. I feel that it is very important to the industry to pass along the knowledge that we've learned to the next generation. 

When I'm not drawing, I enjoy being goofy with my amazing wife and playing with our dog. My other interests including reading (comedy, sci-fi, history), movies (action, adventure, sci-fi, horror, comedy), traveling, casual video games, and being outdoors. 

 

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