Animation (Flash/AfterEffects) for Barry Sonnenfeld's Christmas Gift Guide
      Esquire Magazine Online


ANIMATION DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR (2011) Gravity World — New York

:60 Commercial — Blue Cross / Blue Shield
      Integration with live action footage


CHARACTER ANIMATOR (2009) Yu & Company — Hollywood

Animation (Flash/AfterEffects) for movie end credit roll
      “Tooth Fairy” starring Dwayne Johnson and Billy Crystal


WHATEVER IT TAKES” — Documentary (2008 – 2009)     

Directed and animated sequences for award-winning feature-length documentary film
Directed by Chris Wong (


ANIMATOR/GRAPHICS DESIGNER (2008 – 2009) Stardust — Santa Monica, CA

Photoshop, Hand-Drawn and After Effects animation for Microsoft, Dodge, Honda & Hershey’s commercials


LEAD CHARACTER ANIMATOR (2005 - 2008)  3DSite — Topanga, CA

Real-time modular CG animation for Disney theme parks
      “Stitch Encounter” (Stitch) — Hong Kong Disneyland
      “Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club” (Mike Wazowski, Roz) — WDW Orlando


CHARACTER/FX ANIMATOR (2007 – 2008)  Three Legged Legs — Santa Monica CA

Multi-level Flash animation for Sprint/NASCAR 2008 Daytona 500, Wrigley’s commercial


CHARACTER ANIMATOR (2008)  Ring of Fire — Santa Monica CA

      “Build A Bear Workshops” — two commercials


SEGMENT DIRECTOR/ANIMATOR (2004)   Acme Filmworks — Hollywood

      “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show” (Drew Carey, Greg Proops, Brad Sherwood)


FEATURE FILM (DTV) DIRECTOR (2003)  DisneyToon Studios  —  Burbank

       “Kronk’s New Groove” (sequel to “The Emperor’s New Groove”)


DIRECTOR / SENIOR ANIMATOR (1996 – 2002)  Wild Brain, Inc.  —  San Francisco

 “Wild Brain has rapidly gained a reputation as a highly creative studio, and veteran animator Robin Steele deserves much of the credit.”   — Animation Magazine

Concept development, design, art direction, storyboards, layout and animation
Traditional, CG and Live-Action/FX combination, including promos and TV pilots.

Cartoon Network • KFC • Sears/NTB • Coca-Cola and others


NELVANA LTD.   —   Toronto

"STICKIN' AROUND"    (39 half-hour episodes)

Critically-acclaimed, award-winning animated children's series, aired on CBS, Fox, YTV (Canada), Nick U.K. and others worldwide.

Gold Medal — Best Animated Program Worldwide, New York Festivals 1997
Gemini Award (Canadian "Emmy") — Best Children's Program 1997
Finalist — Best Animated Series, Annecy International Animation Festival 1997.


DIRECTOR/ SENIOR ANIMATOR  (1983-1994)  (Colossal Pictures)    —   San Francisco

Directed, Art Directed and/or Animated various innovative styles of commercial and promotional animation and live-action/effects combination.
Concept development, design, art direction, storyboards, layout and animation

MYV • CBS • Universal • Carl’s Jr. Restaurants • NYNEX Yellow Pages • Allstate • Hewlett Packard • Pacific Bell Smart Yellow Pages • McDonalds • Kellogg’s Rice Krispies • Levi’s


DIRECTOR / STORYBOARDS (1994)  Film Roman —   Burbank

 “TWISTED TALES OF FELIX THE CAT” Series (CBS)  -  (Director/Storyboards)
“GARFIELD AND FRIENDS” Series (CBS)  -  (Storyboards)


SKILLS:  Houdini, Maya, Flash, Mirage, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Graphite & wood pulp


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