Our Tutors

All our tutors have experience in feature film animation. They also have experience teaching & mentoring animation students and lecturing at various schools & conferences across the globe. Get to know them a little better by reading their biographies below! More tutors will be joining us soon.

 
 
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Jude Brownbill

Jude is a Supervising Animator on ‘Soul’ - a Pixar movie being released June 2020. She was a Directing Animator on Cars 3 and has animated on Incredibles 2, The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Brave and Cars 2.

Jude studied 3D Computer Animation in England, earning both Bachelors and Masters degrees. Before moving to America, she lived and worked in London - animating, writing, directing and supervising animation for children’s television shows. Check out Jude’s work here: https://vimeo.com/judebrownbill

 
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Becki Tower

Becki was a Directing Animator on Toy Story 4. She also previously worked as the Crowds Animation Supervisor on Cars 3 and animated on Up, Toy Story 3, Brave, Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, and Coco, as well as “Ratatouille The Adventure” Theme Park Ride for Disneyland Paris.

She attended SCAD for both undergraduate and graduate studies, earning her BFA in Computer Art and MFA in Animation.

 
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Carolina Lopez Dau

Carolina studied Fine Arts in the University Complutense of Madrid, and Traditional and CG Animation at Ars Animation School in Madrid, after which she joined Ilion Animation Studios for the feature film Planet 51.

She worked at Pixar Animation Studios as the Crowds Animation Lead on Coco, as well as contributing animation to Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, and Auntie Edna.

Her passion for acting, story-telling and character development led her to take classes at the Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre. Carolina likes to hike, be in nature, board games and cooking for friends. 

 
 
 

Catherine Hicks

Catherine earned her BFA in Computer Animation from Ringling School of Art and Design in 2009. She has since animated on 11 films at Pixar Animation Studios, including the studio's most recent release, Incredibles 2. Cat recently finished working on ‘Onward’ directed by Dan Scanlon set to be released in 2020.

She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and pet betta fish, Dragon Roll. Watch Cat’s reel here: https://vimeo.com/313686414

 
 
 
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Jaime Roe

Jaime earned her MFA in Computer Animation at Ringling College of Art and Design in 2004 and joined Pixar Animation Studios as an animator shortly after. She has contributed to several Pixar films including Ratatouille, Wall-e, Brave, Toy Story 3, and Incredibles 2 to name a few and was a Directing Animator on Inside Out. Jaime received a Visual Effects Society Award for her animation on Colette in Ratatouille and was nominated for an Annie Award for her work on Brave.