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Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) -- New York, NY        8/2012 – Present

Associate Professor – Visual Storytelling for Evolving Media

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) -- New York, NY        1/2017 -- Present
Animation Industry Advisory Council Member

Dan Shefelman Studio -- Irvington, NY1/1999 – Present

Designer / Director

Create, write and develop film, TV, print and online animation. Projects include animated features and series for MTV, Adult Swim, CNN, Blue Sky Studios and Cartoon Network. Other clients include ReelFX, Hornet, SXSW Interactive, Disney TV, NY State Division of Human Rights, Samsung, MAD Magazine, Rollman Entertainment, DQ Entertainment, L’Occitane, Optimum, VH­1, Volkswagen, Tyco Toys, Purina and New York Life.

Digimax Studio -- Taipei, Taiwan        1/2009 – 12/2011

Director / Writer / Art Director

Co-wrote the script for an animated feature in development. Managed a team of 25 story artists, character and concept artists to create visual development, animation test and 90 minute story reel.

Cartoon Network / World Leaders – New York, NY        12/2008 – 12/2009

Storyboard Artist

Storyboarded Venture Brothers and Robotomy series for Cartoon Network.

CNN -- Atlanta, GA        1/2008 – 1/2009

Creator / Writer / Director

Created, produced and directed Red and Blue – an animated political cartoon featured on the home page of CNNPolitics.com during the 2008 Presidential Election.

NYU Kanbar Institute of Film & Television -- New York, NY        8/2006 – 5/2010

Adjunct Instructor

Taught Animation Design and Storyboarding for film and animation majors.

Blue Sky Studios / Fox Animation – White Plains, NY        11/1999 – 9/2007

Writer / Senior Story Artist

Developed characters and story structure and drew storyboards for Blue Sky’s first feature Ice Age with director Chris Wedge. Co-wrote (with Carlos Saldanha) Gone Nutty. Storyboarded Robots and Ice Age: The Meltdown. Storyboarded Epic in development (formerly titled Leaf Men).

MTV Animation – New York, NY        3/1995 – 10/1999

Design Director / Story Artist

Storyboarded special creature effects sequences for MTV’s first theatrical feature, Joe’s Apartment. Visual development, storyboarding and layout for the first MTV animated feature Beavis and Butt-Head. Worked as a designer and story artist on The Head, Celebrity Deathmatch, Downtown and several development projects.

Jumbo Pictures / Nickelodeon – New York, NY        3/1990 – 3/1992

Design Director

Supervised a team of 12 artists designing sets, props and characters for Nickelodeon's popular, award winning animated series, Doug.

New York Newsday -- New York, NY        5/1986 – 3/1992

Editorial Cartoonist

Wrote and illustrated editorial cartoons satirizing New York City, US and World politics. Syndicated worldwide by Copley News Service. In 1990, created a business comic strip, Funny Money, which was syndicated by King Features in 50 newspapers nationwide.