Joe Wierenga

Storyboard Artist

Burbank, CA, USA
Here are some interesting facts about Joe Wierenga*
1. He washes his hands a lot.
2. He drinks about two gallons of iced tea a day (quitting coffee didn't go so well).
3. He still exists when no one is looking at him, but he can't prove it. Sorry.

*His last name is pronounced "Why-ren-ga"

Work Experience

Titmouse Inc.

"Big Mouth" Netflix Series - Season 3

Storyboard Artist
April 2018 - December 2018 California, United States

Starburns Industries

"Animals" HBO Series

Story Artist
November 2017 - March 2018 California, United States

Titmouse Inc.

"Big Mouth" Netflix Series

Storyboard Artist
July 2017 - November 2017 California, United States

Starburns Industries

“Dicks!” Adult Swim pilot

Storyboard Artist
April 2017 - May 2017 California, United States

Starburns Industries

"HarmonQuest" Seeso Original Series

Storyboard Revisionist
February 2017 - April 2017 Burbank, California, United States

Nickelodeon

SpongeBob SquarePants

Story Artist, Season 9 Episode 15 - "What's Eating Patrick?"
March 2015 - Burbank, California, United States

Freelance Story Artist

“Extreme History!” animated shorts, Bloom Project, Feb 2017
“Know Your Enemy” ad campaign, LAI Video Productions, Dec 2016
“Science Wow!” Pilot Episode and additional music videos created by Ben Ames and Ben Shultz (Yo Gabba
Gabba!), BABS Entertainment, April 2016
“Vardo Bros” Pilot Episode created by Scout Raskin (Rick & Morty) and Thom Nicoletta
(Anomalisa), Mar 2016
“Troublesome Too” Animated Short, July 2016
“Being Brave About Science” educational short, The Story Collider, Sept 2014
“Science Was On My Side” educational short, The Story Collider, Oct 2014
“Geniverse” Educational content, Concord Consortium, June ­ Sept 2013
“The Walking Dead: Dead Reckoning” animated online content, AMCTV.com, June 2011 “Breaking Bad: The Cost Of Doing Business” animated online content, AMCTV.com, Jan 2011
January 2011 - February 2017 California, United States

2D Flash Animator

Freelance

Clients Include:
AMCTV.com (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad)
Nickelodeon
Disney Cruises
Disney Parks
New York City Public Schools
New York City Public Library
April 2011 - June 2013 New York, United States

Playmatics

Art Lead

Handled all character-related design and animation at mid-sized mobile game company.
January 2011 - Present New York, United States

Rebel Monkey LLC

Lead Animator

Handled all character-related design and animation at mid-sized casual game company. Clients included: National Geographic Channel, Real Arcade.

Sadly, the company was a casualty of the housing market bubble.
July 2007 - May 2009 New York, New York, United States

Education

Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA)

BFA

Received a BFA in Illustration, made a lot of fond memories.
2003 - 2007 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Nickelodeon Artist Program

Storyboard Finalist

2016

Science Online

Open Lab Anthology of Best Science Writing Online

2013

Society Of Illustrators

Alan Goffman Award

2007

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, Adobe Photoshop, Character Design, Duik Tools, Painting, Storyboard Pro, Storyboarding, Visual Development, Voiceover,