Company Leads

You gotta knock on a bunch of doors to sell a few cookies or you're portfolio to potential studios and clients. Here's a few great place to start your search.

If you've got a studio you'd like to add or you'd like me to add your studio, please drop me a line :)

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Company Leads and internships.
Some info may have changed; check their websites for the latest contact info.

Animation Studios
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Internship Coordinator
9050 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, Ca. 90232

Dreamworks Animation SKG
Peter Campbell
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201
(Look at online application process)

Nickelodeon Studios
Ashley Morley
231 West Olive,
Burbank, CA 91502
General Number: 818-736-3000, FX 818-736-3539

NBC Universal Animation
Gisselle Ruiz/Vicki Fenton
10 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
818-777-1545 or 818-777-7744

Cartoon Network
Ezzie Cruz 818-729-4126 Temp. Replacement for:
Vanessa Dominguez Internship Coordinator
Cartoon Network Studios
300 N. Third St.
Burbank, California 91502
Phone: (818) 729-4200
Apply Online for Burbank Internships
General Inquiries:

Warner Brothers Animation
15301 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA

Radium/Reel FX
Robin Alan Linn, Artist Management
2115 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica CA  90404
Mobile 562.400.5666
Office 310.264.6497
Fax 310.264.6441

Titmouse Inc.
6616 Lexington Ave.,
Hollywood, CA 90038
323-466-7800 Fax 323-466-9400

Six Point Harness Studios
Brendan Burch
1627 N. Gower Street.,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Animation Studio

Gang of Seven Animation
Leila Tilghman
6611 Odessa Ave.,
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Film Roman
2950 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
Shelley McCully Internship Coordinator

Prevalent Entertainment, Inc.
Robert D. Hanna
dba MCM Productions

Don't Run with Scissors Productions
Juan Ramirez
5092 Sumac Ridge
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Animated titles for live action film.

Jim Henson Company
MaryAnne Pittman/Joe Lafavi
1416 N. La Brea Ave.,
Hollywood, CA 90028

Gaming Studios:

Blizzard Entertainment (Summer Session Only)
Cat Kocher, Internship Specialist (Cal Poly Alumni)
Sumer Ortiz Talent Acquisition Manager
16205 Alton Parkway,
Irvine, CA 92618

Obsidian Entertainment
Human Resources
1560 E. Warner Ave., Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705-5464
FAX 714-436-1007

Blockade Entertainment
ATTN: Internship Coordinator
15303 Ventura Blvd., Suite 605
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Brain Zoo Studios
16509 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
PHONE: (818) 785 1124
FAX: (818) 904 1753
Gaming Company

Intrinsic Games, LCC
12903 Moorshire Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703

 3D Computer Art/Effects/Post Production:

Creative Domain
6922 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood, CA 90028
310.845.3065 Fx 310.845.3088

High Moon Studios, Inc.
6197 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Main: 760-448-3000
Fax: 760-448-3500
Career Development -
General -

Psychic Bunny
453 S. Spring Street Suite 922
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Stargate Studios
Al Lopez/Darren Frankel
1001 El Centro Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
phone: 626-403-8403
fax: 626-403-8444

S4 Studios, LCC
Geoffrey Kater
1529 N. Cahuenga Blvd.,
Hollywood, CA 90028
3D Graphics/Trailers/Web/Gaming

Heavy Iron Studios
Scott Easley
6601 Center Drive West Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045
3D Modeling and texturing

Brain Zoo Studios
16509 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
PHONE: (818) 785 1124
FAX: (818) 904 1753
Gaming Company

Rhythm and Hues Studios
Barbara McCullough
5404 Jandy Place
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Super 78
6900 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
323-464-7878 Fx 323-464-7879
Gaming Company
Theme Park/Environment Design:

Pacific Aquascapes
Andrew Gomez
17520 Newhope St., Suite 120
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Chimera Design
23440 Civic Center Way, Suite 102
Malibu, CA 90265
310.774.5600 Fx 310.774.5699

Thinkwell Design & Production
Craig Hannah
695 South Glenwood Place
Burbank, CA 91506
Phone: (818) 333-3444
Fax: (818) 333-3450
Theme Park Design

Walt Disney Imagineering
Alumni: Brian Crosby, Manuel Arredondo

2711 Winona Avenue
Burbank, California 91504
1.818.841.4996 fax

Talent Placement Agencies:
24Seven Inc.
Erica Luna
2901 West Coast Hwy Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Creative Link Staffing
Tami Nichols
submit resume and samples at

Design Studios/Advertising Agencies
al Punto Advertising
730 El Camino Way, Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780
Fax 714.838.7973
Full service advertising that specializes in the Hispanic community.

Allied Advertising, Public Relations
Tova Weintraub
4221 Wilshire Blvd., #400
Los Angeles, CA 90010
323-857-7658 Fx 323-954-9788

ARC Advertising
Sergio Cancino
106 W. 4th Street, Suite 400
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Full Service Agency

Avant Garde Productions
12881 Knott Street, Suite 101
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Paul Bean

Blue C Advertising
3183-C Airway Avenue,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Fax 714.540.5800

BLT & Associates
6430 Sunset Blvd., 8th Floor
Hollywood, CA90028
323-860-4000 Fax 323-860-0890

Breviti Marketing & Branding
Dean Del Sesto
128 S. Glassell St.,
Orange, Cam 92886
714.656.0099 Fx 714.656.0091

Capstone Studios, Inc.
1 Technology, Suite I-801
Irvine CA 92618
Phone: 949-502-4900,

The Cimmaron Group
Karen Borchgrevink
6855 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Hollywood, CA90038
323-337-0300 Fx 323-337-0438

Ciro Design
Nora Gard Senior Art Director
192 Technology Drive, Suite E
Irvine, CA 92618
949.453.8292 fax 949.453.8293

Cold Open, Inc.
Tara Rice
1313 Innes Place
Venice, CA 90291
Entertainment Marketing

The Creative Lab
Scott Philips
26012 Atlantic Ocean Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630

901 East Cerritos Avenue,
Anaheim, CA 92805-6410
Fax 714.399.0223
Direct marketing company.

Dedica Marketing Group
David Player
3 Park Plaza, Suite 210
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: 949-387-2546
Fax: 949-387-2798
Cell: 714-402-0313

Design Gone Smart
Ryan DiDonato
1132 Logan Street No.2
Los Angeles, CA 90026

217 N. Main St., Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Ph: (714) 881-2300
FAX: (714) 881-2442
Alma Gonzales Recruitment

DSYL Advertising
Desiree Stimson
108 E. Amerige Ave.,
Fullerton, CA 92832

Duck Design
Jessica Richardson
18004 Sky Park Circle
Suite 105
Irvine, CA 92614
949.553.1845 phone
949.553.4131 fax

Five Three Design
1020 Calle Cordillera, Suite 105
San Clemente, CA 92673

206 North Jackson Street Suite 304
Glendale, Ca 91206
818.551.6891 Ext. 107 Phone
818.551.6897 Facsimile
Alicia Lichens, Senior Art Director
Entertainment/Youth Marketing Agency

Graphic Orb
10202 W. Washinton Blvd., Suite 8300
Culver City, CA 90232
310.244.8753 Fx 310.244.5170
Sony Pictures/Columbia Tri-Star Home Entertainment Marketing

Graves Design and Communication
114 E. Amerige Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832

IE Design and Communications
Nicole Bednarz
422 Pacific Coast Highway,
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Ingram Micro
Kevin Hertfelder Creative Director
342 W. Brookshire Ave.,
Orange, CA 92865
(W) (714) 382-3218 (H) (714) 921-2403
Hi-Tech Marketing Corporation

The Larson Group
1146 Glenneyre Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-715-0001 FX 949-715-0611

Menagerie Creative
Cheryl Savala, CEO
18301 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780
714-731-3933 Fax 714-731-3988

443 N. Varney St.,
Burbank, CA 91502

PTS Marketing Group
Russell Ogawa Creative Director
1929 Main Street, Bldg 105
Irvine, CA 92614

Raya Designs
711 Ball Road, Suite 202
Anaheim, CA 92805
Fax 714.776.7349
Small design firm that handles packaging, photography, display, advertising and corporate marketing.

TBWA/Chiat/Day/Los Angeles
Natalie Chambers
5353 Grosvenor Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066-6319
phone: 310.305.5000
fax: 310.305.6000

Thomsen and Null
41 Corporate Park, Suite 210
Irvine, CA 92806

Zuly Sanchez, A.D.
L&A   Marketing and Advertising, Inc.
17461 Derian Avenue, Suite 204
Irvine, CA 92614
949-660-1180 Fax 949-660-9259

Joven Orozco Design
Joven Orozco, Owner and Creative Director
2810 Villa Way
Newport beach, CA92663
(949) 723-1898, Fx (949) 723-1566

J. Brenlin Design
Jane Brenlin
2054 Tandem Way
Norco, CA 92860

al Punto Advertising
Aida Olaya
730 El Camino Way, Suite 200
Tustin, CA 92780
714-544-0888 X226

O’Leary and Partners
18061 Fitch Avenue
Irvine, CA92614
Advertising and Public Relations

2010 Main Street, Eighth Floor
Irvine, CA 92614
fax: 949.754.2001
International full service advertising and design company

Fit Design
Fred Talactac
527 East Elm Street
Brea, California 92821
TEL  |  714.256.1714
FAX  |  714.256.1849

Red Carpet Design
Alexander Aquino
Los Angeles, CA

Hudge Design
Jim Hudgens
141 W Wilshire Ave
Suite 407
Fullerton, CA 92832
Tel: 714.519.8648

Open Eye Design
110 E. Wilshire Blvd.,
Fullerton, CA92832

Global Solutions
P.O. Box 80788
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Advertising Agency

Yuko Feick
970 W. 190th Street, Suite 710
Torrance, CA 90502
Advertising Agency

Design One Studios
David Borgatta
100 W. Imperial Hwy., Suite "L"
El Segundo, CA 90245

Meat and Potatoes
Todd Gallopo
1311 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502

Jungle 8, LCC
Lainie Siegel
2100 N. Main Street, Suite B14
Los Angeles, CA

Strata-Media Inc.
Dean Del Sesto
8949 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Titan Worldwide
Manuri Ranasinghe
6131 Orangethorpe Ave., Suite 400
Buena Park, CA 90620

Young & Rubicam Brands
Maria Monico, HR Representative
7535 Irvine, Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 754-2476

In-House Marketing/Design

ACI Institute (Private school)
Ling Huang Marketing Director
2118 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108

Vic Marsh Chief of Graphic Production
Ron Summars, Director
Langley, Virginia

Jonathan Rescober
4216 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Web/Print/Clthing/DVD: Motion Graphics

Food Packaging Solutions, Inc.
Ruben Cueto
3592 Rosemead Blvd., #513
Rosemead, CA 91770

Fox Broadcasting Company
Hayley St. Philip
Coordinator, FOX Publicity Internship Program
Los Angeles, CA

John Bishop Design, dba JB3D
Caroline Foulkes
731 N. Main Street
Orange, California 92868
714.744.2300 x 211 FX 714.744.8061
We are an environmental graphics and way-finding systems design firm, which focuses mainly on corporate, industrial and retail center signage.

Le Mieux Studio (Missy Clothing Line)
Sweta Agrawal
1401 Beach Blvd., Suite K
La Habra, CA 91401
Clothing/Fabric Design

NBC Universal
Joy Oana 818-777-3334
Aaron Little, alumni 818-622-9042
H.R. Diversity and Campus Relations
100 U niversal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

NBC Universal
Joy Bellamy
Campus Relations Specialist, Corporate Staffing
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

NYX Los Angeles Inc.
Ai Yoshida, Graphic Designer
323.869.9420 ext 205

Purple Cow Advertising
Rene Interiano
14501 Artesia Blvd.,
La Mirada, CA 90638
(In-house marketing for Living Spaces)

Roland Sands Design (Motorcycle Racing Company)
Chris Tavlarides
6911 Marlin Circle
La Palma, CA 90623

2722 Michelson Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
(800) 275-5648
Log in and type “St. John Knits” into the keyword box at the Career Center Website

Virgin Entertainment Group
Matt Dombro Senior Designer
5757 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Ware Malcomb (Design for Commercial Real Estate)
Tuban Sloane CFO/Jinger Tapia Design Director
10 Edelman
Irvine, CA 92618

YG Laboratories
15165 Triton Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
800.999.4569 X227
Nicole Pena, alumni and current graphic designer there.

17992 Mitchell South
Irvine, Ca. 92614
Direct Line: 949.221.6233  Fax: 949.851.5156 (Needs Illustrators and designers)

Hunsaker and Associates
Dave Frattone
3 Hughes
Irvine, CA 92618
Tech Illustrator for Architectural Firm

Geffen Records
Katherine Benjamin
2220 Colorado Ave.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Tamara Mitchell
Recruitment Coordinator, Worldwide Recruitment
3400 Riverside Dr | Burbank, CA 91522
TEL - 818-977-7945 | FAX - 818-977-7692

E! Networks
Janelle Albino
5750 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Univision 34 & Telefutura 46
Lorena Caldera
Paramount TV Division
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 956-5000

Broadcom Corporation
Daniel Wayand
43 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92619

Sony Pictures/Columbia Tri-Star Home Entertainment
10202 W. Washinton Blvd., Suite 8800
Culver City, CA 90232
310.244.8753 Fx 310.244.5170

Sony Music Entertainment
2100 Colorado Ave.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Hard Candy/Urban Decay Cosmetics (On Hold)
Heather Shaw
729 Farad Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.631.4504 X134
P.O.P., packaging, photography

The Narratus Group, Digital Media Services
Kate Peters
Narratus, Inc
231 S. Lakeview Ave.
Placentia, CA  92870
(Video, web site corporate communications, print)


APG (Action Pursuit Group)
Paul Graff
265 S. Anita Drive, Suite 120
Orange, CA 92868-3343
714.939.9991 Fax: 714.939.9909

Bellwork Enterprises, Inc. (not looking for interns right now)
Kent A. De Pue
921 Mariner Street
Brea, CA 92821-3827
phone: 714.482.2222
fax: 714.482.2379
Childrens Educational Books

Creative Teaching Press
15342 Graham Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1111

Filter Magazine
Eric Jones
5908 Barton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
graphic and web designers

Tumble Creek Press
Comic Book Publishing Company
West Hollywood/Beverly Hills area contact through their website

Tall Fellow Press
Claudia Sloan
1180 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 320
Los Angeles, CA 90035

People’s Bank Building
5900 Wilshire Boulevard 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036-5020
Tel: 323.692.6700 Fax: 323.692.6701

Walter Foster Publishing, Inc.
Shelley Baugh, Art Director
23062 La Cadena Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653 USA
T 949/380-7510 x20
F 949/380-0144

Product Development/Marketing
Tank Farm Clothing
Mike Anderson
10544 Progress Way
Cypress, CA 90630

Daven Pierce/Derek Sabori
1740 Monrovia Ave.,
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Ed Hardy
David Butler
1135 N. Mansfield Ave., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90038
323.785.4460 X419

Sew Cal Logo Inc.
Sean Matranga
207 W. 138th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061
310-352-3300 X312

Ambiguous Industries
Brian Talbert, AD Frank Delgadillo Founder
20 Goodyear
Irvine, CA92618
(949) 206-8686
Surf/Skate Products Company

Palos Verdes Footwear
Jason O’Donnell
1010 Sandhill Ave.,
Carson, CA 90746

Billabong USA
Daniel Chang
117 Waterworks Way
Irvine, CA 92618
949.753.7222 fax 949.753.7223

Paul Frank
Michael Smith
270 E. Baker Street Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Jonathan Rescober
4216 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Web/Print/Clthing/DVD: Motion Graphics

Warner Brothers Consumer Products Inc.
B. J. Lange/Lori Pascarella
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522


Sean Armenta, Photography
211 E. Colombine Ave., Unit "D"
Santa Ana, CA 92707

News Flash Pictures
Robert Gross-Herndon
2829 Glen Oaks Blvd., Suite 106-136 Burbank, 91504

Multi-Media/Post Production

443 N. Varney St.,
Burbank, CA 91502

The Third Floor, Inc.
Gerardo Ramirez
5410 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Zoic Studios
Kristen Branan Head of Production
3582 Eastham Drive
Culver City, CA 90232

Reality Check Studios
Dana Fisher
6100 Melrose Ave.,
?A, CA 90038

Essential Media, Inc.
Alex Wen/Christine Chen
2888 E. Walnut Street, Suite H
Pasadena, CA 91107

The Narratus Group
Kate Peters
Digital Media Services
(Video, web site corporate communications, print)
Narratus, Inc
231 S. Lakeview Ave.
Placentia, CA  92870

Cindy Carasco or Lourdes Ortega
2706 W Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, Ca 91505
P. 818.845.1524
F. 818.845.1113

Updated 2.28.13


Lets write professional emails!! :D
By Grace Roff

Here is what you don’t do:

Hello Michelle!

My name is Grace Roff and I am a graduating digital illustrator from The Santa Fe University of Art and Design.  I was put in contact with you though Jack Sprague who is my department chair.  He informed me of the booming visual communications industry out in Dallas, and said there might be opportunities for me out there. I feel like the experiences Jack described to me could really benefit me, and push my work to new heights as I continue my path as a creative professional.  I'll provide you with a link to my portfolio so you can get a feel for what I do.

Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing back from you.


Grace Roff

Follow these steps to writing better emails:
·              Name drop when you can or make the connection - which you did with Jack – good job. 
·   Why you are reaching out to ME? (or whatever professional you are specifically reaching out to)
o Right now, I'm not convinced that you know who I am, what the DSVC is or does, or why you are even sending me an email. 
o When you reach out to a professional its good to cite their work or mention something about what they do as a professional
§ "I really love the work you did on project X - It's the type of work I would like to get into - and would like to get your advice" 
§ "I understand that you work with XYZ, I am very interested in XYZ as well, and I would love to learn how I could get connected"
o This shows that you've done your homework and know to whom you are talking to - not sending out a cold call email - which I delete immediately. 
·   What is the purpose of this email? You mentioned that you were told there are opportunities here. Thats nice. There are lots of opportunities everywhere. You need to tell people what specific opportunities you are looking for. 
o Are you looking for feedback on your work? Are you looking for a mentor?
o Are you wanting to connect with professionals in Dallas or elsewhere? 
o Are you looking to get to know companies in Dallas? 
o Are you looking to visit Dallas or come to the Student Show next year?
o Are you looking for internships or job leads?
·   Do NOT just drop a link to your work. (tacky)
o You gave me no context into what work you do. 
o You did not tell me what industry you are wanting to get into
o You didn't tell me ANYTHING about you either. Personality goes a long way in this industry.
o ASK if someone would be willing to take the time to look at your work first, or if you could send them a pdf/or video/etc (but make your website/contact part of your email sig)
·   Thank people for their time

Here is an example of wrapping all these themes together into a concise, professional email:
Hello Michelle,

My name is Grace Roff and I am a passionate budding visual development student looking to start my career in the animation and TV industry.  I have been studying under the guidance of Jack Sprague at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and this May I'll have my BFA in Digital Illustration.

I genuinely enjoyed the poster you designed and illustrated for Vanessa Dewey's speaker meeting. Specifically, I really loved the narrative quality to it, as it is my passion to tell compelling stories with my artwork as well. 

I am currently looking for internship or entry level job opportunities in the visual development/ concept art industry.  I have been applying to many studios in LA, and I would like learn more about getting connected to professionals out in that area.  If you have the time to review my portfolio and offer me any advice, I would be deeply grateful.

Thank you so much for taking the time read this, and I hope you are having a fantastic week.


Grace Roff