Expressive Lettering, Book Arts, Motion Graphics & Animation
Marilyn Zornado with Oso
on his first birthday.
(photograph by Susan Wood)
The late Ping siting on his Mobile World Headquarters: 1969 Saab 96.
Also in the picture: Alan Garren
Marilyn Zornado is a director, animator, motion-graphics artist, calligrapher and book artist. After a career as Senior Producer at Will Vinton Studios, a pioneering stop-motion studio in Portland Oregon, she now works full-time as an artist, combining her love of animation with book arts, both on her own projects and on commissions. She teaches Motion Graphics at PNCA in the BFA program and Book Arts & Calligraphy in the PNCA Community Education Program. After the closure of the beloved Oregon College of Art & Craft in Spring 2019, where she had studied and taught for many years, she revamped the building that houses her studio to create ZORNADO Studio, a book arts classroom.
Other notable work includes animated illustrations for the PBS American Masters documentary on James Beard, directed by Elizabeth Federici and edited by Greg Snider.
Marilyn has a MFA in Computer Animation and a BA in Graphic Design. She lives on a houseboat on Multnomah Channel with her husband, sound engineer Alan Garren.
In 2017, Marilyn became a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.
(see LinkedIn for a complete resume.)