Eleanor Michalka
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818.319.3206
eleanormichalka@gmail.com
Portfolio Website: eleanormichalka.com

Tumblr: ellemichalka.com

Instagram: @ellemichalka
 


Education

2008 Character Animation, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
        Freshman film was selected for the CalArts Character Animation Producer's Show
 

2007 Radio Television and Film, University of Texas, Austin, TX
        Dean's list Scholar

Experience

2016 Art Director, Cartoon Network, Steven Universe

2013 Art Director, Cartoon Network, Steven Universe

2013 Background Painter, Cartoon Network, Steven Universe

2011 Background Painter, Disney TV Animation, Gravity Falls

2010 Design and Paint, Warner Brothers, Green Lantern: The Animated Series

2009 Bonfire Game Studio, Dallas, TX

Exhibitions

2016 Group Show  “The Fuchur,” ThinkTank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016 2-Person Show   "The Tower/Les Sommets," with Debora Cheyenne Cruchon, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

2015 Solo Exhibition  
       "Cathedrals," Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
       "Cathedrals" Artist Showcase, Cartoon Network Studios, Burbank, CA

2015 Group Exhibition
        "Deadline: the Peer Pressure Show," Barnsdall Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Group Exhibition
        "Sound + Vision Album Art Exhibition," Q Pop Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Book Illustrations
2016 The Answer, by Rebecca Sugar, Penguin Random House

Selected Freelance Clients:
Dreamworks TV Animation
Google, Mountain View, CA
Penguin Random House
Portland Monthly Magazine
New York University, New York, NY
Cartoon Saloon, Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
Blind Studios for the band Coldplay, Santa Monica, CA
Chromosphere LA, Los Angeles, CA
Hasbro Inc., Burbank, CA
Disney TVA, Burbank, CA
Nickelodeon, Burbank, CA
Cartoon Network, Burbank, CA
Open Road Films
CatHead Productions for David OReilly, Los Angeles, CA
JibJab Media, Santa Monica, CA
Firm Studios, Paris, France

Awards/Nominations

2016 "The Answer" Little Golden Book is added to New York Times Bestseller list

2016 Creative Arts Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program for work in the Steven Universe episode “The Answer”

2015 Creative Arts Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program for work in the Steven Universe episode “Lion 3”

2015 Annie Award Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Production Design for The Powerpuff Girls Special: “Dance Pantsed”

2014 Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Production Design for the Steven Universe episode “Gem Glow”

2007 Texas Education Agency Highest Ranking Graduate Scholarship - A full year of tuition for freshman year of college


Website Publications

Jeff Hamada, “Artist Spotlight: Elle Michalka,” BOOOOOOOM, November 10, 2016

http://www.booooooom.com/2016/10/11/artist-spotlight-elle-michalka/

“Artist Spotlight: Interview with Elle Michalka,” Gallery Nucleus, May 09, 2015.

eepurl.com/blXGvn

Chris McDonnell, “Artist of the Day: Elle Michalka,” Cartoon Brew, March 08, 2013.

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/illustration/artistofthedayellemichalka78791.html