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Lori Damiano is an independent animator and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. She has 20 years of experience working for a wide range of clients, including Nickelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba, Stumptown Coffee, Yeti Coolers, Poler Outdoor Stuff, See See Motorcycles, and Bonnie Prince Billy. She has also worked with directors: Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs, Davis Guggenheim, Greg Hunt, and Ted Passon. She has created character designs and animation for Titmouse Animation Studio, Starburns Industries, and Super Deluxe. She has been commissioned to paint murals in Portland, Laguna Beach, Tokyo, Berkeley, and most recently, Guatemala. Damiano has exhibited her paintings and screened her films globally, including shows at New Image Art in Hollywood, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Fleisher-Ollman in Philadelphia, Mulherin + Pollard in New York City, and The Narrows in Melbourne, Australia. She has presented as a visiting artist at ICA Philadelphia, MOCA San Diego, Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. She served as the Animation Department Chair at the California State Summer School for the Arts for 9 years, and is on the Resource Council for the Independent Publishing Resource Center.

MFA 2004 California Institute of the Arts (Experimental Animation)

BA 2000 University of California, San Diego (Media Arts: Film/Video)

Cinema Studies - La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia