Norland Téllez, PhD

Artist and Teacher in the animated realms of the mythic image

About me

Norland is an Artist and Teacher with over 20 years of experience in the animation industry. He graduated from CalArts in 1999 as a 2D animation artist, trained at Walt Disney Studios, Turner Feature Animation, and Warner Brothers Feature Animation. 

As a Writer and Director Norland has produced award-winning educational properties, notably Once Upon a Sign mini-series for DawnSignPress and SignWorldTV, which features deaf actors using American Sign Language with voice-overs.

As a teacher of Life Drawing and the animated arts, Norland has taught at CalArts and Santa Monica Academy of Entertainment and Technology, as well as AIC-LA.

Norland completed a Masters and Doctorate degrees in the study of mythology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He graduated in 2010 with a dissertation on the Popol-Vuh, a classic of Mayan mythology. During his time there, he was also the recipient of the Joseph Campbell Research Grant in 2006. 

Get in touch

What's on your creative mind struggling to be free? What are the needs of your production? Or preproduction? Reach out for a consultation where I can be of help.


Los Angeles, California, USA.


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