Erica’s story begins in Dayton, Ohio, the home of The Wright Brothers. From an early age she was obsessed with children’s media. Big Bird, Fievel Mousekewitz, The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister) were a few of her closest friends. Her fascination with cartoons led her to study animation at the Columbus College of Art and Design. In 2004, Erica received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and with that degree she left the Buckeye State for New York City to pursue her dreams.
She has worn many hats over the last decade: Designer, Development Artist, Animator Production Artist, Interactive Designer, and Storyboard Artist. Her work can be seen on Netflix’s Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Nick Jr’s The Wonder Pets!, Disney’s Third & Bird and Small Potatoes, and her personal favorite, Peg + Cat for PBS kids! She’s also done concept designs for Hasbro’s Gloworms, Weebles, and Care Bears.
Now living in sunny Los Angeles, Erica is designing new places and characters for Clifford the big Red Dog, and other projects in development at 100 Chickens Productions. She also has a part-time job at her favorite clothing store, as fashion is another affection of hers. When she’s not working, Erica can be found hiking, jogging, and hugging her adorable cat, Eli.
Check out her portfolio at https://www.ericakepler.com