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Erica Kepler – Lead Designer

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 GlowormsWeebles, 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

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Alex Kudeyar – Designer

I’m originally from the Boston area, but Brooklyn is my real home now! I’ve been drawing all my life and eventually ended up marrying my love of film and traditional art by studying animation at NYU. I was incredibly lucky for the opportunity to work as a Junior Designer at 100 Chickens Productions and couldn’t have asked for a better first job in the field that I love! It’s been thrilling and fulfilling to work on a show that will make a difference and help kids learn. In addition to designing elements for the show, I’ve also worked on research art, layout, and design for the interstitials! Outside of work, my hobbies include cooking, biking, traveling, reading, music, and more drawing (always).

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Sarika Matthew – Designer

Sarika’s passion is to create art that inspires and brings joy to people. Animated movies and television shows have been an inspiration to her from a young age. She earned a BFA in Film & Animation with a minor in Game Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. Sarika started as a designer and production assistant on Peg + Cat and is now a designer for Clifford the Big Red Dog. Her work can also be seen in the Peg + Cat books, Sesame Studio’s We Say Night Night Song and in Click Clack Moo: Christmas at the Farm. Each experience has taught her the art of bringing a director’s vision to life, new techniques, and of course, bringing joy to people through her artwork. In her free time, Sarika loves to bake, travel to exotic places, and photograph wildlife. 

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Michael Zodorozny – Key Designer

Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and animation from Philadelphia College of Art, UARTS. He has worked in the animation industry in many roles. Before joining 100 Chickens productions he worked as a digital designer for Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets! and Blues Clues.

Michael has worked on several animated projects as background color supervisor including: Disney’s DougDoug’s 1st MoviePB&J OtterDaria, and Nickelodeon’s Doug. He painted color backgrounds for the theatrical film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. While working at MTV Animation he was the Animation Production Supervisor for the music video I Got You Babe starring Cher and Beavis and Butt-Head. Two of his abstract animated films are included in the absolute film series Synthetic Movements distributed by The American Federation of Arts. Michael is a member of the electronic musical group Crash Course in Science.

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