Jill Daniels is a multi Emmy winning art director and visual development artist. Her artistry has been crucial in developing the look for many Emmy winning productions for a wide variety of studios including, Disney Animation, Illumination / Dreamworks / Universal, PBS, Sony Pictures, CTN Development Shorts Program, FOX, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon Original Movies to name a few. Always aspiring to reach new levels, Jill’s innovative art direction she developed for CN studios will debut this fall when the project Infinity Train is released.
Daniels 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 serving her fifth term as Governor to the Academy for Animation and enjoyed expanding her service to the Academy by continuing to chair the Academy Activities Committee and has served as an appointee to represent all Academy Governors on the Academy’s Executive board.
Jill 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 featured in magazines as well as exhibited and collected worldwide.