Nicole Ales

Currently working at Walt Disney Animation : Look Development Artist

(Raya and the Last Dragon: Environments Team)


Gnomon School of Visual Effects (June 2016- June 2018)

                 • Certificate in Digital Production - Modeling and Texturing

California State University, Northridge (2008-2011)
                    • Bachelor of Arts- Film Production (Editing Emphasis)


Ever since I was young, I enjoyed creating stories and drawing out the scenes from my favorite movies and novels.  This love of stories and fascination with the film media led me to major in film production at CSUN in 2008. During this time, I continued to draw and began self-learning digital painting and taking a few animation classes.

It wasn't until after I graduated in 2011 that I rediscovered my first and true passion was storytelling through art and design.  I began working freelance for illustration and working artist alley's at local comic cons.


I attended Gnomon School of Visual Effects for a year to grow artistic skills in 2012 to 2013 and returned to complete the 3D Modeling Program in 2016. I graduated in June 2018 and began working shortly after at The Third Floor Inc. in LA in the immersive department. 

Rookies Finalist 2018:
    Feature Animation - Dinotopia Piece

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