About Joe Pitt
Joe Pitt, an Atlanta, GA native, attended the Character Animation program at CalArts between 2004 and 2007. Out of school he started his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios working on projects such as “Princess and the Frog”, “Winnie the Pooh”, and “Wreck-It Ralph”. From there he moved on to direct at Disney Television Animation on the hit show “Gravity Falls”, and was design lead for the upcoming “Wander Over Yonder”. He currently lives in Burbank with his wife and two cats.
Joe’s main focus in the industry has been in Visual Development, specifically Character Design. He started in the industry doing 2D animation and now does storyboarding/directing in television.
Ideal Mentee: My ideal mentee would be someone who already has a certain level of draftsmanship and the fundamentals for communicating a clear visual idea. I would also look someone who is open to suggestions and new ways of thinking, and who isn’t afraid of generating multiple solutions to a problem.
10-week plan: I’m happy to help shape the lesson plans based around my mentee’s needs or personal goals going into this mentorship.
Maximum Number of Mentees: 1
Maximum Distance: US only
Language(s): English only
Preferred Meeting Times: A designated time on the weekend is preferable, but after 7:30 on weeknights are available times as well. If mentorship is not local, Skype would be preferred. If mentorship happens to be local (Los Angeles, CA), meeting up at Disney TV Animation during my lunch hour would be a good meet up time and place as well.
To apply to become Joe’s mentee, click here.