Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Root Branch Profiles 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Artists are shy. That's why they don't respond to these profile requests... or at least, that's what I tell myself when I cry myself to sleep at night. Some are so shy that I must dig around the www to find tidbits of biographical information. Good thing I'm super ethical and won't cheapen this site by fabricating juicy gossip about Root Branch artists 11-17 to spread like wildfire through the blogosphere!


A Maverix Studios co-founder, Christopher Carter is a veteran traditional Animator/Story Board Artist and has worked with clients such as Proctor and Gamble, MTV, Coca-Cola, Nike, Sprint and Sony. He earned an MFA in Fine Art/ Sculpture from U.C. Berkeley in 1995 and in 2003-2004 returned as a visiting Lecturer. He received the James T. Phelan and Ira Kroenig Scholarship for outstanding achievement and more recently a grant for a site-specific sculpture at Art Basel Miami. His work was recently acquired by the Grand Rapids Art Museum for their reopening in 2007. Carter is continually creating and working on exploring new themes and materials with his art. He shows regularly throughout the USA and the Caribbean.

(Chris once competed with our governator Schwarzenegger for Mr. Universe. Sadly he lost, and dashed all Californians' hopes for real tax and budget reform.)


Enrico Casarosa has been in the animation industry for more than ten years, drawing storyboards that fit into large animated feature films. Currently a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios Enrico continues his quest to create more hours in the day by drawing alternate realities. Sooner or later his experiments will break through and we’ll all have to buy new watches. Meantime he just published an art book “3 trees make a forest” with partners in crime Ronnie del Carmen and Tadahiro Uesugi. Other times he pursues his muse by traveling with his watercolors and sketchbooks. Enrico is the founder of “SketchCrawl”, a world wide drawing marathon event that gathers artists from all around the globe.

Listen to an interview with Enrico at IllustrationMundo here.

Read an interview with Enrico at here.

(Enrico once played for the Italian national soccer team: see if you can spot him here.)


(Mike likes hamburgers but he doesn't eat meat. It has stunted his growth.)


About Me: Storyboard supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios

Favorite Movies

Favorite Music

Favorite Books

(Ted just won the 6th season of Top Chef with his classic ratatouille dish, beating out both Voltaggio brothers and the adorable red-bearded dwarf creature from Atlanta.)


Sho is Japanese-Korean. She studied Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Cinematography and Psychology in Spain, where she grew up. She graduated in 2d animation from the Vancouver Film School.

Her first color graphic novel "SEI" was published by Image Comics in 2003. Since then she has created "ME2" and illustrated over a dozen graphic novels including the graphic novel adaption series of Nancy Drew, currently in volume 20.

Her animation work has been nominated in various Animation Film Festivals, including Annecy, Zagreb, Mendrisio and Chicago International A. F. Sho's work in advertisement stretches from Europe to the U.S., and her list of clients include brands such as Nike, Virgin, Mattel, Evian, Sony, and Electronic Arts.

Her art has been exhibited at galleries around the world, including the German Film Museum in Frankfurt and the Louisiana Modern Art Museum in Denmark.

(Sho is the ultimate couch potato who sits around all day and night, takes long naps, watches reality TV, and Does Not Work At All. Like NEVER.)


(Bosco has made billions selling high quality electronics to people around the world... like the Russian Mafia, the Shanghai Triad, and the Corleone Family.)


A Maverix co-founder and partner, Vaughn Ross, has worked in animation for more than a decade, including significant tenures at Colossal Pictures and Wild Brain Inc. Vaughn contributes technical animation direction for the feature short “Oasis” created by Ed Bell. Vaughn currently work for Lucasfilm as a 3D storyboard artist on the “Clone Wars” animated tv series.

1 comment:

Sho said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOL~!!!! Funny , great job Xj