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Brandon Jeffords, BFA

Adjunct Associate Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

John C. Hench Division of Animation + Digital Arts

Brandon Jeffords is a writer/artist/ director who works with animation studios to develop and create high quality, timeless animated films. After fifteen years of experience in animation, Brandon believes that story, character, cinema, and collaboration are the most important aspects to producing successful and entertaining content. His ability to manage teams of artists, both local and remote, have given him a leg up in a fast-paced creative industry.

Brandon has worked with some of the top animation studios in the world including Disney, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, and Sony Pictures Animation. He began his career as a storyboard and visual development artist for commercials, television shows, and feature length films. His credits include Head of Story on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Smurfs: The Lost Village where he lead teams of board artists in writing and producing the story reel for each film. Most recently he co-directed a Lin-Manuel Miranda animated musical, Vivo, at Sony Pictures Animation. He's currently directing Bye Bye Bunny at Warner Bros Discovery; a feature-length musical starring the beloved Looney Tunes characters.

Brandon holds an AA in Musical Theatre from Utah Valley University and a BFA in illustration from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida.