Jan Carlée

Jan Carlée


Jan Carlée

B.A., University of Vermont

First year at SCAD:

I love inspiring others to be creative and giving them the tools to express themselves in animation.


I was the first animation director entrusted with transposing the "Alien" and a "Sesame Street" muppet to digital.

Awards, recognition and honors

  • Electronic Theater, Siggraph, 1983, "Doggie"
  • Clio Award, 1983, "Best Computer Animation, "Worm War One"
  • Electronic Theater, Siggraph, 1994, "Where The Wild Things Are" test
  • Mobius Awards, 1986, Outstanding Creativity, "Bell Atlantic Integration"
  • Houston Film Festival, 1987, Gold Award, "IBM Fractals"
  • Chicago Film Festival, 1987, Gold Plaque, "IBM Fractals"
  • Computer Graphics Film & Video, 1987, Gold Award, "IBM Fractals"
  • Electronic Theater - Siggraph, 1993, Computer animation Highlights, "Thumbelina"
  • Telly Award, 1995, "Brother Printer Glitches"
  • Clio Award, 1999, Nature's Resource "Echinacea"
  • International Monitor Award, 1999, Nature's Resource "Echinacea"
  • Mobius Advertising Award, 1999, "Mannington Floor Mosaics"
  • Telly Award, 2000, "Mannington Floor Mosaics"
  • Emmy Award, 2010, Voice Talent "Abby's Flying Fairy School"
  • Emmy Award, 2010, Character Design "Abby's Flying Fairy School"
  • Red Stick Animation Festival, 2010, Children's category "Abby's Flying Fairy School"



Publications and presentations

Chairman for a panel discussion on visual effects at the Imagina conference 1990

Previous Positions

Creative director/animation director, SpeakeasyFX; director/producer and director of photography, I.D.T./Starz; animation director, Wildbrain; member of the Advisory Board for Animation, Art Institute of California - San Francisco; instructor, A&M University; layout supervision, PDI/Dreamworks; sequence director/storyboard artist, Blue Sky Studios; director of digital imagery, Don Bluth Entertainment; computer animation director, R/Greenburg Associates; computer animator, Magi-Synthavision; production coordinator, Howard Graphics; 2-D animator, Penpoint Studios; production manager and 2-D animator, Vermont Cinegraphics; camera assistant, Francis Lee Animation

Courses Taught

  • ANIM 270 Principles of Screen Design
  • ANIM 385 Concept Development/Animation
  • ANIM 448 Senior Animation Project II
  • ANIM 408 Senior Animation Project I