Michal Wright-Ward




Professional experience


Background Painter, The Loud House - Nickelodeon Animation Studio                                   June 2015 - Present     

  • color design and painting of backgrounds and background elements.

Background Designer, Wallykazam! - Nickelodeon Animation Studio                                     2012-2015

  • concept, design, full CG turnarounds, color styling and painting of props, characters, set elements and set dressing. 
  • design and painting if texture, pattern, typography for props, set elements and set dressings

Prop Designer/Color Stylist, Dora and Friends - Nickelodeon Animation Studio                    May-August 2013

  • designing props, with some turns.

Prop Designer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Nickelodeon Animation Studio                      2011 - 2012

  • designing and providing full CG turnarounds of props and graphics.

Production Coordinator - Nickelodeon Animation Studio                                                       2008 - 2011

  • coordinating production of assets for use in animation, breaking down scripts, shipping production materials.
  • communication with overseas studios.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar/Robot and Monster

Production Assistant - Nickelodeon Animation Studio                                                           2007 - 2008

  • production tracking, task management, asset development tracking, CG Dept. 




BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California. Character Animation major. Graduated May 2006

Graduate, Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. Fine Arts and science, Israel. Graduated 1998



  • Proficient in Photoshop. Very experienced in concept, turnarounds and painting.


Special Interests

  • presenting plush soft sculptures at multiple gallery shows including Gallery Nucleus, Clutter Gallery, Munky King and more.
  • children's books illustration.
  • product and surface pattern design
  • art licensing