Traditional Animation / Character Design / 2D & 3D Animation Instructor
Anthony Sims primarily works as an Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Rasmussen College, he has accrued over a decade of teaching and course authoring within the realms of traditional art and animation, graphic design, 3d content creation, as well as dabbling in website creation and interactive design.
Anthony has his MFA in Visual Effects and Animation from The Academy of Art in San Francisco, which features a specialization in 3d Modeling, as well as his BFA in Media Arts and Animation from AI Tampa, as well as certifications in Graphic Design and Computer Art. Anthony is skilled in the traditional arts of painting, drawing, and sculpture, as well as the digital arts of digital illustration, 3d art and animation, video edition, motion graphics and animation.
Colin Boyer is a freelance genre illustrator who works for Magic: the Gathering and does cover illustrations for Fantasy Flight Game’s Star Wars: Legion. He studied illustration at Ringling College of Art + Design, and while there he took an intensive multi week summer workshop called The Illustration Academy, where he learned from world renowned illustrators like Mark English, Gary Kelley, and Jon Foster. When the Academy started an online school he was awarded a full ride scholarship. He also studied classical drawing and painting at The Southern Atelier, and did a private mentor-ship with illustrator Greg Manchess through SmArt School. He lives in Orlando with his beautiful wife and daughter.
Brandon M. Burghard
Character Design / Digital Painting / Illustration / Anime-Manga Instructor
Brandon M. Burghard, a young freelance digital artist for over 4 years whose professional work includes; designing characters, creating promotional material, rendering splash art, designing icons,logos, pixel art and sprite work on multiple indie games and projects, as well as an art consultant.
Ever since he was young, Brandon crafted stories and designed characters expressing each in different mediums throughout the years. It was only until later in life where he honed his potential as a draftsmen and studied the way of illustration and design. Brandon’s works are inspired by many Eastern artists as well as a blend of his own art style. in his free time he often continues his education in art, writes stories, and works on his web-comic.
Foundational Drawing / Illustration / Story Boards / Comics Instructor
Sean Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), in Illustration, from Utah Valley University (UVU). His professional career spans over 35 years and includes 15 years of feature film animation, 11 of those years at the Walt Disney Animation Studios where he is noted for the beautifully painted backgrounds for films such as Mulan, Pocahontas, Lilo and Stitch, Tarzan, and Brother Bear.
Sean has also illustrated children’s books for Random House, Dalmatian Press and other independently published books.
In the last ten years he has been storyboarding heavily for film and television projects, both animated and live-action.