I am a Visual Development artist who works in animation, film, advertising, and games. I currently work in Blizzard's cinematic department. My animation credits include: Rio 2, Epic, Ice Age 4, and Rio; In addition to these titles I've also worked on several upcoming films including Anubis, Peanuts, Ice Age 5 and Ferdinand. I was nominated for a VES award in the category of "Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Movie" for my work on Epic. I studied animation and illustration at San Jose State University and also spent a summer studying abroad in Paris. During my time as a student I won the 2009 Zankel scholarship from the Society of Illustrators which is the largest award the organization offers. Please contact me regarding any questions at jakepanianart@gmail.com.