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I’m the founder and Animation Director at Echo Bridge, an Addy Award Winner, an animation filmmaker, artist, the comic book artist on the book Aspects, public speaker, writer and musician.

You can usually reach me via Twitter @EstebanVDEZ or email at esteban@echo-bridge.com

You can find articles here on this site or on Script to Screen, Echo Bridge’s blog.

Founder & Animation Director at Echo Bridge

Echo Bridge is one of the top independent animation film companies in the United States that as produced over 155 animated projects consisting of web shorts, commercials, television episodes and feature films.  The company has been around for 5 years and employs artists, animators and producers from around the world.  We’ve produced animation for some of the most well respected agencies such as McKinney and Edelman, music companies such as Epic Records, Sony Music, and Universal Music Group, and television companies such as FOX, FXX, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and PBS.

If you're interested in working together to produce an animated project, just say hello@echo-bridge.com.

Animation Filmmaker

I've been working as an animator and artist professionally since 2000. I started off traditionally (paper + pencil) and brought those principals with me to the digital world.  You can see a full list of my credentials on IMDB.

Here are a few award winning selections of my work:

Mike & Wayne - "Official Selection" Sunscreen Film Festival (2014)

Murder, Sex - CHOZEN Promotional Music Video 

TECO - Addy Award Winner - Best Animated Commercial (2014)

10 Years Later - 9/11 National Memorial 

PetrolFAME - "Official Selection" Boston International Film Festival (2009)

You can see more videos here.

Artist

I've been drawing for as long as I can remember.  Here are a few works that I've created over the years:

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Comic Book Artist on Aspects

Aspects is a supernatural graphic novel written by Keith Miller.  Here's a couple of pages that I've been producing:

Public Speaker

I give talks mostly on artistic career development, animation filmmaking & business.  My talks are geared towards colleges and universities with list including Boston University, Ringling College of Art & Design, Full Sail University, Academy of Art University, Art Institutes Tampa, The University of South Florida, and St Petersburg College.  I also give online workshops on animation and filmmaking.

Musician

I love to play bass guitar.  I play a Fender Precision and a Fender Highway One (1997) through an Ampeg Bass Amp.  Have played in several Punk Rock and Ska bands, but I have a very deep appreciation for Jazz and Soul.