I’m a character animator currently working on LAIKA’s new feature film in Portland, OR. In previous chapters of my life I have lived and worked in San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and the rural mountains of Japan where I taught English to wee Japanese children with the JET Program.
After a few years living overseas I decided to return to the States to pursue my lifelong passion to work in animation. I earned my MFA in Character Animation at the Academy of Art University, and spent 4 years animating at Sony. Outside of work I love to travel, draw, or dabble in my various other hobbies (cello, juggling, knitting, photography). I’m always eager to learn new skills and improve my craft through new opportunities.
Feel free to contact me at dgrande[@]gmail.com.