About The Artist

​Brittany Yvonne Penn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in May of 2012, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, majoring in 2D animation.

She is a published illustrator as well as a remote freelance 2D animation assistant & Production Artist for Buzan Animation LLC, which produces 2D animated music videos and visuals for live events. For these projects, Brittany has regularly contributed clean up animation, in-betweens, roughs, color, background painting, props, and visual development such as character concepts and storyboard thumbnailing. 

Published Children's Books:

2021 - Illustrator - Your're Ewes"written by Rod Galindo

2019 - Illustrator - "Grammarlocks and the Three Theiyr'res"written by Rod Galindo

Animated Projects:

2022 - Clean Up Animator - [Undisclosed Commercial] - Bien Motion Design Studio

2022 - Clean Up Animator, Assistant Animator, Background Painter - "Cartoon Nightmares: City of Venom" - Mashed

2022 - Clean Up Animator - [Undisclosed Commercial] - Bien Motion Design Studio

2020 - Clean Up Animator, Assistant Animator, Color Design, Concept Artist, Background Painter - "Storm" by Alampa

2019 - Clean Up Animator - "Little Fishes" by The Claypool Lennon Delirium (Premiered on RollingStone.com)

2019 - Assistant Animator, Character Designer, Production Artist - "Secret Season" by Ecstatic Union

2018 - Assistant Animator, Lip Sync Animator - "Back In '74" by Endless Boogie

2018 - Assistant Animator & Production Artist - "Camo" by JJUUJJUU (Featured in the L.A. Times 2018)

Animation for Live Events:

2021 - Clean Up Animator, Character Designer - Des Rocs Alive

2019 - 2D Animation Assistant - Red Hot Chili Peppers – 2019 Tour
2017 - Rotoscoper & After Effects Animator - Incubus 2017 Tour


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Technical Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop CC, TVPaint, After Effects, Flash, Final Cut Pro, Toonboom, Illustrator, Premiere, Clip Studio Paint, File Managing, Microsoft Office

  • Wacom Tablet, Cintiq

  • Graphite, Color Pencil, Conte, Graphic Marker, Watercolor, Acrylic

University Coursework

  • Traditional Animation, Flash Animation, Motion Graphics

  • Character Design

  • Preproduction

  • Storyboarding

  • Color, Layout, Background Design

  • Figure and Animal Drawing

  • Scientific Illustration, Natural Illustration, Fashion Illustration

  • Anatomy and Physiology, Evolutionary Mammalogy, Animal

    Behavior, Abnormal Psychology

  • History of Animation, Japanese Art History, Chinese Art History,

    19th Century Art History, World Music and Cultures, Survey of Classical Operas


  • 2012-2017 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

  • MFA, Majoring in 2D Character Animation

  • 2007-2012 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • BFA, Emphasis on Drawing & 2D Animation

    Merit Scholarship Recipient