The short story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to Denver, Lyla Warren is a self-taught, freelance artist. Her education was forged by late nights in the halls of the animation industry and by wonderful mentors. Through her career, she’s worked for a variety of clients such as Disney, Cartoon Network, Sony, Mattel, Zynga, Laika and Leap Frog, to name a few. These days she is focused on sculpture, illustration and personal art work. Modern myths and legends that rouse the viewer are what excite her… she believes in an artist’s power to tell stories and influence the world by images – that is her goal to inspire, challenge or crack up someone up!
- Cartoon Network
- Leap Frog
- Mighty Play
- Mondo Media
- Camp Creative
- Uncle Milton
- and many more…
The longer story:
yla Warren started her career in animation interning at Curious Pictures in 1998. Having just left film school in North Carolina, she came to San Francisco to learn the animation trade. Since then she has spent the last 12 years honing her skills at leading animation studios including (Colossal) pictures, Curious Pictures, Wild Brain, Mondo Media and Laika. She has also worked in the gaming field for innovative companies such as LeapFrog and Zynga.
Always eager to combine her love of art and travel, Lyla has worked in both India and China. In India, she volunteered at a small Himalayan school, where she taught art to the students and helped teachers to create books for the students and administration. Lyla went to China twice as a overseas supervisor directing a Chinese studio in both games and cinematics. She’s always looking for any excuse to explore more of the planet.
When she’s not drawing, traveling or eating giant bowls of spicy, spicy pho. She also has time for her favorite hobbies: studying Krav Maga and watching too much sci fi. She also makes time for her second passion, studying gender and working as an activist towards gender equality.
In her personal projects she hopes to create mind expanding, engaging art that’s beautiful and gets people thinking. She has quite a few things in the works. Check out her blog to see some of her latest projects!