Sandra Equihua

Sandra Equihua is an illustrator, painter, and animated character designer. She was born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. Her illustration clients have included Sony Pictures, Google, Microsoft, McGraw Hill, WEA, Disney, WB, Nickelodeon, CN and Simon & Schuster. Her paintings have been exhibited in various galleries both in Mexico and the US. Equihua won an Emmy Award for her character designs on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (Nickelodeon), the Emmy and Annie winning animated series she co-created with her long-time collaborator and husband, Jorge R. Gutierrez. She also won an Annie Award for her character designs on the film The Book of Life. Mostly recently she designed characters for the Emmy and Annie winning limited series Maya and the Three for Netflix.

Participant Schedule

Sunday 10/29 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Crafting a Career in Series Animation

Ballroom F | Dustin d'Arnault, Kelsey Eng, Sandra Equihua, Yuhki Demers, Bobby Chiu, Jeffrey M Thompson

Ever wondered what it’s like to work on some of the most iconic animated series? Join a versatile group of creators, character designers, story artists, production designers, and art directors, as they pull back the curtain on the dynamic world of series animation. Our panel features industry talents Dustin d'Arnault, Kelsey Eng, Jeffery Thompson, Sandra Equihua, and Yuhki Demers, with Bobby Chiu steering the conversation. With experiences spanning shows like "Maya and the Three", "Samurai Jack", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Gravity Falls", "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power", "My Dad the Bounty Hunter", "Rick and Morty", and "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera", this panel is a treasure trove of insights. Whether you’re an aspiring animator or a devoted fan, don’t miss this opportunity to explore the creative realms and learn from the masterminds behind your favorite series!