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 animators Jim Kammerud and Marty Fuller.
Hugo is an animation industry veteran with 20 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 last, “Kleeman and Mike in Backyard Jam” directed by Randall Christopher, won Best Animated Short at the prestigious Florida Film Festival in 2013.
He is currently the Course Director of the Design and Art Theory class in the Digital Arts and Design and Graphic Design programs at Full Sail University and freelancing when available. Hugo’s work has been exhibited in New York, California, Ohio, and Florida.
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