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Simon Otto
Simon Otto
Freelance Director, Story Artist and Animator
Los Angeles, United States

Summary

Simon is a Swiss character animator, story artist and director. He is best known for his work as the Head of Character Animation of the Oscar-nominated How to Train Your Dragon movie franchise for DreamWorks Animation. He directed several episodes of various Netflix TV-Shows, such as Dragons: Race to the Edge and TrollHunters: Tales of Arcadia and was an integral part of DreamWorks Animation’s character animation department for its first two decades. Simon is currently working as an independent director on projects in development.

Skills

StoryboardingCharacter DesignCharacter AnimationDirecting

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
InDesign
InDesign
Procreate
Procreate