I’m Scott Balles, a freelance animation director, animator & motion designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Some of my work has won awards, screened internationally in film festivals, appeared on your iPhone and in many broadcast spots in North America and Europe. Clients I’ve worked for include Apple, Google, Bloomberg, NBC, FX, Spotify, Coca-Cola, Heinz, Amazon, Cartoon Network, BBC, HTC, Suntory Whiskey, Budweiser, Time Warner, Trident, Yoplait, American Eagle, Prudential, Capital One, American Express, and The Lincoln Motor Company.
Born in Pennsylvania, I studied animation, drawing, and art history at Edinboro University of PA and at Temple University in Rome, Italy. Also a drummer since age 11, I’ve performed in many bands and musical groups in Pittsburgh and NYC.
With a foundation in character animation, illustration, and music, I aim to create a unique visual style through a strong sense of timing, storytelling, design, and the fundamentals of animation.