Creative Director & Founder
Dayna Gonzalez is an award-winning Animator and Designer with extensive experience in producing creative content for television, film, and the internet. A career spanning over ten years, Dayna’s work has appeared in shows for Cartoon Network and MTV, Nick Jr.’s Wallykazam, Blue’s Clues, The Wonder Pets, Bubble Guppies, and Noggin’s Pinky Dinky Doo.
Dayna has contributed to numerous pilots and projects for major media companies like Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, Disney, National Geographic Kids, and Fox. In addition, she has collaborated on commercials, interstitials, webisodes, and notably, a promotional motion comic for The Dark Knight. Dayna also served as Animation Director and Game Developer for a flash online game for Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Dayna is classically trained in the fine arts (BFA, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts) and has blended these foundational skills with practical techniques in Flash, After Effects, Photoshop, and various web design platforms studied during a Certificate Program in Web Design at SUNY/FIT.
Dayna has volunteered for organizations such as The Ink Well Foundation, and ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’ Animation), including a term as President and Web Manager of ASIFA-East. Dayna’s passion for art has been with her since childhood, and she enjoys seeking new forms of expression for her creative abilities.
Jumping Tadpole Productions LLC
Jumping Tadpole Productions LLC, a boutique design and animation studio based in New York City, was founded in 2012 by Dayna Gonzalez. Jumping Tadpole specializes in delivering high quality creative content for television, film, and the internet, as well as for advertising campaigns and an array of new media outlets.
Equipped with a broad network of entertainment industry professionals, Jumping Tadpole has the flexibility to engage a team of skilled professionals based upon your project’s needs. Dayna is connected with many well-respected talent such as writers, producers, directors, artists, and sound designers, who are ready to give life and personality to your concepts.
Jumping Tadpole is dedicated to a friendly, collaborative process while offering excellent design and animation solutions and delivering top-notch product.