John T. Hill

John T. Hill

Assistant Professor
Department of Art & Art History


  • MFA in Animation & Visual Effects, Emphasis in 2D Animation from The Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA

  • BFA Media Arts and Animation from The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta GA

John T. Hill has been working professionally in animation since 2003, primarily as a 2D digital and traditional character and FX animator. His animation and pre-production artwork has been used in television, feature, digital media, and video games. Titmouse, Sunlight Entertainment, Magnetic Dreams, and Animax Entertainment are just a few of the studios he has worked for while serving clients such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, MTV, Dreamworks, Netflix, Amazon Prime, PBS Kids and Sesame Workshop.

Various Commercial Works

  • Slacker Cats Film Roman / IDT / Stars and ABC Family
  • Bob and Doug Canadian Broadcasting
  • Popzilla MTV
  • Sideways: New York WildBrain / Playstation Network
  • Elmo: Potty Time Sesame Workshop
  • Elmo's Alphabet Adventure Sesame Workshop
  • Niko and the Sword of Light Amazon Prime
  • Ryan's World Sunlight Entertainment /
  • The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Dreamworks / Netflix


  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, St. Lawrence International Film Festival

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, Mobile Animation Film Festival 

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, Animation Dingle (International)

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, Athens ANIMFEST (International)

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, Cleveland International Film Festival

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, Deep Focus Film Festival

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, Literally Short Film Festival

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, We Like 'Em Short - Animation and Comedy Film Festival

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, Florida Animation Festival

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, Overmountain Animation Festival (International)

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, Montreal International Animation Festival - ANIMAZE

  • Official Selection, Hipposterous, St. Louis International Film Festival


  • Semi-Finalist, Hipposterous, Cordillera International Film Festival 

  • Semi-Finalist, Hipposterous, New York Animation Film Awards

  • Semi-Finalist, Hipposterous, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

  • Semi-Finalist, Hipposterous, Australia Independent Film Festival

  • Finalist, Hipposterous, Los Angeles Animation Festival

  • Audience Choice - Honorable Mention, Hipposterous, Florida Animation Festival, SouthEast Delights Program


  • ARS 200 Intro To Animation
  • ARS201 Two Dimensional Animation I
  • ARS204 Two Dimensional Animation II
  • ARS301 Experimental Animation
  • ARS409 Senior Thesis in Animation
  • ARS500 Graduate Animation