Jill Daniels is currently an art director at Cartoon Network. Daniels has worked as an art director/ visual development artist on numerous Emmy - winning productions for many studios including, Illumination / Dreamworks Television / Universal, PBS, Disney Animation, Sony Pictures, CTN Development Shorts Program, Film Roman / FOX, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon Original Movies.
She served as a member of the Television Academy's Peer Group Executive Committee for Animation for four years, after winning back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for her color/painting skills in 2011 and 2012 while art directing the Disney series Phineas and Ferb. Jill is starting her second term as Governor to the Academy for Animation and enjoyed expanding her service to the Academy last year with chairing the Academy Activities Committee and being an appointee to represent the Academy Governors and serve on the Academy's Executive board.
Daniels grew up in Alaska and moved to California to pursue a career as a professional artist. She graduated with a B.F.A. in fine art from Pepperdine University, and spent two years studying painting and art history in Florence, Italy, and Heidelberg, Germany. She went on to study illustration, environmental design and computer technologies at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
In addition to her successful career in entertainment, Daniels exhibits her fine artwork through galleries in Los Angeles and New York. Her work has been collected and featured in exhibitions worldwide.