Welcome. My name is Ian Mark Stewart and I am a highly experienced and motivated professional animator with over 8 years of diverse experience under my belt.
I'm currently directing an adult cartoon for Mark Duplass called "The Thinker." Leading up to my current job I worked at numerous well respected studios including Bento Box, Soup 2 Nuts and Radical Axis where I designed, storyboarded and animated on shows like IFC's "Out There", Hulu's "The Awesomes", Adult Swim's "Squidbillies" and PBS's Emmy Award winning "Wordgirl." I also directed PBS's Emmy Award nominated interactive web cartoon "Chuck Vanderchuck" for two years, during which I lead a team of talented artists in the creation of props, backgrounds and animation for the show.
In my free time, I create unique animations. Recently I completed the animated short "Herman Blue: The Pumpkin Comic," in which I carved over 250 jack-o-lanterns and filmed them with Dragonframe to create the illusion of a talking pumpkin. This film has appeared in multiple festivals already. I also made the award winning short animation "Crazy Eyes Dolphin vs The Mad Cows" which appeared in over a dozen festivals both cross country and internationally, including The Nantucket Film Festival and The Rooftop Film Festival. Additionally it has been shown on IFC and The Sundance Channel. I also created, wrote and directed a short television pitch with one of the studios I worked at, to be shown to networks in the hopes of becoming a series.
I started my artistic pursuits at the Joe Kubert School of Art, where I even took some classes from Joe Kubert himself. In 2005, I received a BFA in Animation from The Rhode Island School of Design. I am well versed in Harmony, Toon Boom, Dragonframe, Photoshop, After Effects and even hand drawn animation. I have been blessed with great creativity, individuality, organizational skills, impeccable speed, tenacity and an inability to accept poor quality work. I have an unerring love of animation and will continue to excitedly bring that love to my work for years to come.