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.
4. His last name is pronounced "Why-ren-ga"

Work Experience

Starburns Industries

Storyboard Artist

"Animals" HBO Series, Nov 2017 - Current
“Dicks!” Adult Swim pilot, April - May 2017
"HarmonQuest" Seeso Original Series, Feb - April 2017
April 2017 - May 2017 California, United States

Titmouse Inc.

Storyboard Artist

"Big Mouth" Netflix Series, July - Nov 2017
July 2017 - November 2017 California, United States

Storyboard 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
“SpongeBob SquarePants” episode: “What’s Eating Patrick?” Nickelodeon Animation Studio,
Mar 2015
“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,, June 2011 “Breaking Bad: The Cost Of Doing Business” animated online content,, Jan 2011
January 2011 - February 2017 California, United States

2D Flash Animator


Clients Include: (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


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


Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA)


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


English (Native),


Nickelodeon Artist Program

Storyboard Finalist


Science Online

Open Lab Anthology of Best Science Writing Online


Society Of Illustrators

Alan Goffman Award



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