Wild Words

Director of 3D

Wild Words is an 11 episode Noggin original series aimed at teaching kids new vocabulary words. Noggin original characters dance along with your favorite Nick Jr. characters in this multi-property series that combines multiple different looks into a mixed-media art style.

I worked closely with the Animation Director and Art Director to define the visual style of the series and developed a production pipeline to create new original characters under tight deadlines. The rigging team created a modular rigging system to rapidly build characters made from simple clay looking shapes allowing animators to easily break the rigs and push character silhouettes to achieve the stop-motion claymation style.

During development, I provided feedback on scripting to keep the series within scope and on budget. In production I directed a team of artists across modeling, rigging, surfacing, lighting and compositing on all episodes. I modeled a few characters, props, and composited on most episodes.




Avg. 2:00 to 3:00


Noggin app & partner channels


Maya, Arnold, Redshift, VRay, Nuke, Substance Painter, After Effects, Premiere


Executive Producer: Kerri-Anne Lavin
Producer: Serenity Garcia, Mary Thurman
Director of 3D: Peter Kiger
Animation Director: Ross Norton
Art Director: Sarah Rebar
Design: Amy Stadelmann, Lynda Nettleship-Carraher
Animation Supervisor: Luis Mendez, Nicole Morciniec
Storyboards: Luis Mendez, Nicole Morciniec, Ariel Paxton, Katelyn Rogers
Animation: Jhorinson Dominguez, Darya Proshinakova, Rachel Nam, Spencer Sine, Sarita Lam, Mateo Ruiz, Stephen Rodriguez, Matt Cerini,
3D Generalist: Daunish Irani, Francesca Sciacca, Jocelyn Lee
Rigging: Ricardo Terra
Lighting: Daunish Irani, Edgar Vega, Gabby Garcia