HUGO GIRAUD JR. is an Orlando-based traditional media and digital animation artist, illustrator, and educator. He attended the famed Barbara Bassett Art Workshop in Winter Park, FL and the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH as an Illustration major. While at CCAD, Hugo broke into the animation industry through Ohio studio Character Builders which was founded by graphic novelist Jeff Smith with directors Jim Kammerud and Marty Fuller.
Hugo is an animation industry veteran with 21 years of experience working for studios such as The Walt Disney Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Universal Studios, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, and MTV Animation. The last independent animated short he contributed on, the award-winning “The Driver is Red” written and directed by Randall Christopher, is still playing at film festivals this year and was an official selection at Sundance Film Festival 2018.
He is currently a Course Director at Full Sail University, co-owner and designer at PinCats (a custom lapel pin company), and freelancing when available. Hugo’s work has been exhibited in New York, California, Ohio, and Florida.
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