Jamal Obi  Sullivan

Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Technology

Jamal Obi Sullivan received his MFA in Film, Video and Computer Animation from the University of Southern California and his BFA in Electronic Studio from Howard University.
He is versed in many digital and traditional animation techniques. He has worked at studios large and small in many different types of animation pipelines, including 3D visual effects at Sony Pictures Imageworks, 3D animated feature at SimEx, 2D cartoon at Warner Brothers Animation, and 3D web-based at Digital HipHop. This wealth of experience has made him an accomplished 3D generalist and a strong digital illustrator.

As a professor, he has domestic and international experience. Most recently he has taught as visiting faculty at Pratt Institute and part-time faculty at the Art Institute of New York.
As an artist, he is very much interested in continuing to explore animation as art as well as expand his practical knowledge of animation as craft. His personal focus is on character animation, visual storytelling and expressing global messages.