Ryan Brown is an Animator/Illustrator currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. Since he was young, he’s always had a strong passion for illustration and storytelling. While being a native of South West Virginia, he studied animation/illustration at East Tennessee State University. While attending college, he was awarded the opportunity of being an intern at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank California. There, he worked with the production team of Adventure Time during production of it’s seventh season. After graduating, he worked on numerous projects such as Johnny Test, Cyanide and Happiness, WWE StoryTime, and a slew of individual commercial freelance projects. He eventually procured a job at the music education company, Quaver Ed in Nashville Tennessee as Supervising Animator. His role involves overseeing the final conceptualization of animated projects which involves storyboarding, character designing, script writing, animation, and editing. He is currently working on developing a pilot for an ongoing series.
Joanna Davidovich is an animation artist and illustrator living in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child she developed a knack for drawing mermaids and flamingos wearing sunglasses and, after graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, she somehow made a career out of that. Her fifteen-plus year career has roots in traditional animation, branching out to include digital animation, storyboarding, and character design. She has worked on an eclectic variety of projects, commercials, promos, and series for a wide array of clients ranging from Cocoa Puffs and Hasbro to Cartoon Network, and Warner Bros. Animation. She also recently completed illustrating her second children's book done in collaboration with the State of Georgia. She enjoys classic films, singing novelty old tunes with her ukulele, and watching cartoons with her husband and two daughters. Find more of her work at CupOJo.net, and follow her across social media @jothezette.
Justin Thomas is a Maryland native and works as a Lead and Senior Animator with Firaxis Games, a Baltimore-based game development studio that has produced such blockbuster titles as Sid Meier’s Civilization and XCOM. After attending the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where he majored in Illustration and created hand drawn short films as a hobby, Justin was able to combine his love for visual storytelling with computer animation. His career now spans 20+ years of involvement with some of the most beloved PC game titles of all time. When Justin is not working you can find him spending time with his family, brainstorming ideas for new animation projects, and sharing his knowledge and experience with students as a guest lecturer. He has also been known to collaborate on the occasional short film project. Most recently working with Director Kevin Margo on the short film “Construct.” .