Angela Stempel

Location Los Angeles

Freelance Director

Animator Director Art Director
5 Projects

Work History

Freelance Director
Adult Swim [Originals]
May 2017 – Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
Created two show IDs for the animated television series, Rick and Morty. Currently working on a short film for the online series, SMALLS.
Lead Animator / Asst. Color Stylist
Sacrebleu Productions
Sep 2018 – Jul 2019
Los Angeles, CA & Bandol, France
While collaborating with director Zachary Zezima, I led the animation for the action shots in his short film Friend of a Friend. I also assisted in the visual development of the film's color palette to determine the tone and overall look of the film.
Adjunct Professor
California Institute of the Arts
Sep 2017 – Dec 2018
Valencia, CA
For the Fall of 2017 and 2018, I led semester long courses in the fundamentals of digital software for 2d animation. This required class covered the basics for working in CC Animate, Photoshop, After Effects and TVPaint. Through a series of assignment-based lectures, the students learned new software and developed their skills in animation, creative thinking and professional practices.
Freelance Art Director / Animator
The New York Times
Jul 2018 – Aug 2018
Animated and Art Directed an episode for The New York Times (Video), Conception Series.
Freelance 2D Animator / Animation Director
Azzedine Alaia SAS
Jun 2016 – Sep 2016
Greater Los Angeles Area
Worked under the direction of Designer/Director Sarah Beeby to create branded content for Alaia products. Led and carried out the animation for a short video promoting the launch of the Alaia Blanche perfume.
2D Animator
Jun 2016 – Jul 2016
Greater Los Angeles Area
Developed animation and art direction for animated segment for the MTV online series, Owning It.
Cel Animation Intern
May 2015 – Sep 2015
Fabrication / Stop Motion Intern
Hornet Inc
Fabrication / FX Artist
May 2012 – Jul 2012
New York City
Producing Intern
Gigantic Pictures
Jan 2012 – May 2012
Greater New York City Area
Animation Intern
Charged Studios
Jan 2012 – May 2012
Brooklyn, New York
Office Manager / GFX assistant
Jun 2011 – Sep 2011


Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
California Institute of the Arts
2014 – 2017
School of Visual Arts
2012 – 2012
Tufts University
2009 – 2011
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
2008 – 2011