Jackson, Jeff

Jackson, Jeff

Education and Background

Jeff received his BS in Graphic Design/Illustration from San Jose State University in 1997 and his professional animation career began soon after. He has worked as a character and effects 2D animator for various studios including game content for Nickelodeon and online cards and videos for Y Not Creations, Spunky Toons and others. In 2000, Jeff was given a teaching position as a drawing, storyboarding and animation instructor at Cogswell College and in 2011 he started teaching animation and animal drawing at SJSU as well. He has been enjoying teaching and freelancing ever since.

Teaching Philosophy

“I have always been fascinated by drawing and animation and I hope to instill my passion for the subject in my students. I encourage trial and error in the learning process and know mistakes are a big part of moving forward.”