About Me

Hello! I’m a character animator from California. I just finished up animating on a VR film at The Third Floor, and was previously at NickelodeonPenrose VRPixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios. I graduated with a BA in animation from Academy of Art University. On the side I've been studying story, making my own short films, and playing in my band Sioux City Kid

During school I worked as an actress at The Cinderella Company. Through this work, I realized that children experience animation as more than entertainment; they see the world they live in and try to emulate the characters they love. I believe that animation is more than just moving characters around; it’s about moving the audience. Making films is more than just a job for me; it’s how I hope to communicate with the next generation! :)


Thanks for taking a look at my work, feel free to reach out if you like what you see!


Contact Me: nicoleridgwell@gmail.com