Self Portrait with Helmet and Hat, 2017

Self Portrait with Helmet and Hat, 2017

My name is Kurt Hartfelder and I am a 2D motion graphics and character animator based out of Santa Monica, California.  I grew up in Columbus, Ohio as the oldest of three kids and the son of a preacher man.  As a kid I loved to draw, watch cartoons, play baseball, and ride my bike.  As an adult I love those things too.

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio where I got to do all kinds of art that doesn’t require a computer.  I was also a standout starting pitcher on the baseball team.  I spent a couple years of playing professional baseball after college and then went back to school to earn my Master of Fine Art in Animation degree.  I have been living, working, and riding my bikes in Southern California ever since.

I'm a pretty approachable guy who loves to meet new people, so don't be afraid to reach out and say, "Hello!"

kurt.animation@gmail.com