Instructors

Learn Storytelling From The Entertainment Industry’s Top Talent


Becoming a great visual storyteller is difficult if you don’t have insider access to the entertainment industry. When you become a member of StoryboardArt you will have everything you need to push your visual storytelling skills to the next level and beyond in one place. No more searching around aimlessly wondering why your career and art skills have been standing still.

Through our online classes, tutorial videos, and live workshops we teach the storytelling principles that are not commonly found in art schools or traditional learning environments. The materials we offer have been collected from on-the-job training in actual production studios and our courses are taught by working professionals. As a professional community you can learn from your peers in the forums, showcase your art, find work, and collaborate with other industry professionals.

Meet Your Instructors


robert valley

Award winning Director, Story Artist, and Animator. Netflix, Disney, Nike, Coca-Cola, Gorillaz music videos, Aeon Flux , and many others. Robert is a pioneer in visual styles and filmmaking. 

tim burgard

Tim Burgard graduated from Art Center College of Design.  His film work ranges from “Terminator 2”, “Thor”, “Rise of the Apes”,  “Jurassic World”, “Geostorm”, and “Fantastic Four”.

Derek Thompson

Derek has contributed to numerous film projects, including Men in Black, the Mummy films, Star Wars: Episode 3, WALL-E, and the Incredibles 2. Derek is currently a story supervisor at Pixar. 

Sergio Paez

Sergio was an episodic director on the Star Wars Resistance and Star Wars Rebels series from Lucasfilm. His film credits include projects for Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony, and Sega.  Sergio is a founding member of StoryboardArt.org

Stephanie Gonzaga

Mentor in
the story artist  Mentorship 

Warner Bros, Disney, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon. Currently an Episodic Director at Warner Bros.  

spyros tsiounis

Mentor in
the story artist  Mentorship 

Dreamworks, Laika, Lucasfilm, Paramount, Skybound, Sony

Alex chiu

Mentor in
the story artist  Mentorship 

Warner Bros, Netflix, Cartoon Network, Marvel. Currently an Episodic Director at Warner Bros.  

vaughn ross

Mentor in
the story artist  Mentorship 

Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Paramount. Currently an Supervising Director at Warner Bros.  

steve lee

Mentor in
the story artist  Mentorship 

Marvel, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Sony. Episodic Director on Star Wars Rebels.  

calvin tsang

Mentor in
the story artist  Mentorship 

Blue Sky, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Cartoon Network, Disney.  

nick sung

Previous Mentor in
the story artist  Mentorship 

Kuko, Locksmith Animation, Pixar, Airbnb. 

David Meyers

Mentor in
the story artist  Mentorship 

Disney, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Clone wars, Rebels Resistance.  

Douglas lovelace

Mentor in
the story artist  Mentorship 

Disney, Illumination, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Skybound. Dreamworks Director on Puss in Boots.  

brad rau

Lucasfilm, Laika, Ghostbot.  Supervising director on Star Wars Bad Batch.   

giancarlo volpe

Annie Award winning director Giancarlo Volpe's productions including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. 

tony santo

Story artist for film, telvision and games. Tony's projects include work for Disney, EA, Cartoon Network, and Microsoft. 

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