Andrew Gordon – Directing Animator, Pixar Animation Studios

Andrew Gordon has been animating characters professionally for over 14 years. After working in the Looney Tunes division of Warner Brothers Gordon joined Pixar in 1997 where he has worked on beloved films such as A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Good Dinosaur, and Finding Nemo, for which he was awarded the “Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture” by the Visual Effects Society.

The characters he has worked on include Mike Wazowski (Monsters Inc.), Gill (Finding Nemo), and Edna Mode (The Incredibles). He has also directed promotional spots for Broadcast, Web and Blue-ray content.

He has been teaching animation in California since 2000. He has lectured on animation around the world, including Masterclasses in China, Spain, Singapore, Australia and Italy. He is a contributing teacher to Animation Mentor and the CSU Summer Arts program. He is one of the founders of Spline Doctors, a blog/podcast dedicated to animation education. He is currently teaching and developing the new animation department at California College of Art in Oakland.