October 2016

What could possibly be better than a full day of inspiring international artist talks, state of the art animation screenings and lively discussions, celebrating the visual delights of contemporary character design and art?

Conference on Character Design and Art 
November 4, 2016



Kirsten Lepore / USA

Kirsten Lepore is a LA-based director and animator. She recently wrote and directed an Emmy-winning stop-motion episode for Cartoon Network's hit show, 'Adventure Time'. With a client list including Google, MTV, Facebook, Nickelodeon, Yo Gabba Gabba, Whole Foods, Toyota, and more, her work has been featured on TV, the web, in museums, and at 100+ international film festivals.


Motomichi Nakamura / JP

Motomichi Nakamura was born and raised in Japan. He studied Communication Design and Illustration at Parsons School of Design and was a pioneer in web animation, moving on to video installation and VJing, continuously exploring sculpture and painting. His work in red-white-black depicts the anger, fear, and sadness that transgress at a subconscious level through our minds during nightmares..


Mr Kat / PER

Mr Kat is an iconic character brand created by Peru based, Spanish born artist Jaime Alvarez. His simple, warm graphic designs are brimming with ‘kawaii’ cuteness, appealing to both children and adults. Jaime´s keen interest in pre-Columbian art has brought him to fuse his style with these cultures and reinterpret them in a way, focusing mainly on animals and skulls. 


Julian Glander / USA

'Former baby, future ghost': Julian Glander is a 3D animator, illustrator and art person based in New York, working on comics, video games, interactive toys, short films, and illustrations. Julian is best known for his oddball infinitely loopable animated GIFs inspired by Claymation. Julian’s clients include Vice, Subway, Starbucks, Tinder, MTV and Google.


You Jung Byun / USA

Artist and author You Jung Byun was born in Queens, New York, growing up in America, Korea and Japan. Byun is known for storytelling and images that imply unworldly mystery: strange beasts and lost children populate fanciful realms which are playful but with a somber undercurrent of metamorphosis. Her clients include Penguin Random House, Nobrow Press, Fisher Price, Verizon Wireless, Disney and more.


Jean Jullien / FR

Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist currently living in Los Angeles. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 and from the Royal College of Art in 2010. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters and clothing to create a coherent yet eclectic body of work. 'Modern Life', Jean’s first monograph, will be published by teNeues this month. 


Martina Paukova / SK

After studying politics in Slovakia Martina Paukova moved to London, where Illustration became the medium of her choice. Martina creates humorous, jam-packed images in a trademark color palette and Memphis-inspired patterns for an increasing, impressive list of clients, including The Guardian, New York Times, ZEIT or Condé Nast, and brands such as Pull&Bear, Converse or Google. 


Ben Bocquelet / FR

Ben Bocquelet is a French-born English animator, writer, and producer, best known as the creator and main writer of 'The Amazing World of Gumball'. After graduating from the EMCA in Angoulême, France, he joined the commercial animation scene in London and developed a multifaceted range of designs influenced by illustration, video games, Japanese animation, indie comics and street art. 


Looking forward to New York and an unforgettable conglomeration of Character!

peter & lars

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