Kurt Nielsen

Kurt Nielsen - Designer

La Crescenta-Montrose, CA, USA

I have a graphic style that is strongly influenced by 1950s graphics, with a humorous flair. Animation and illustration that is distinct.

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I'm a professional animator, illustrator, writer and filmmaker with over 30 years of experience. I do a style that is a mix between the modern and the traditional. I've worked for several high profile companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, The Discovery Channel, Film Roman and Children's Television Workshop.

Oh, and I didn't write that Pig Farmer book below, I'm just mentioned in it. I used to be a professional wrestler!
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  • BFA in Character Animation (California Institute of the Arts)


  • Nominee for Best Animated Show in Ottawa Film Festival - The Ricky Gervais Show

Work experience

Mr. Kurt Nielsen

March, 2000 – Present (about 21 years)

I'm an animation and design house. I supplied animated segments for Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman for 6 seasons. I have animated many animated videos for singer/songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan that have toured with him internationally. Many commercial spots and assorted graphic presentations.

Animator, Designer, Product Development

Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street)
January, 1994 – August, 1995 (over 1 year)

Worked on several interactive games in a variety of platforms.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

"I Ain't No Pig Farmer!"

Silverstone, Dean, Teal, Scott

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