Dayna Gonzalez is an Animation and Design Professional with extensive experience in developing creative content for both children and adults. Dayna has contributed to numerous television shows and projects for major media companies like Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV, National Geographic Kids, and Fox. Her work has appeared in Nick Jr’s Wallykazam!, Blue’s Clues, Wonder Pets, and Bubble Guppies, Sesame Workshop’s Sesame Street and Pinky Dinky Doo, among many others. She has collaborated on commercials, motion comics, apps, and games, including an array of interactive content for Sesame Street English, a multimedia English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning program. Dayna also served as Animation Director and Game Developer for Batman Brawl!, an online boxing game for The Brave and the Bold.
In addition to animation, Dayna specializes in research storybook art for the development of children’s media. As Creative Director of her LLC, Jumping Tadpole Productions, Dayna provides web and graphic design services for small businesses and media professionals. She is actively involved in the local artistic community and has volunteered for organizations such as The Ink Well Foundation, Women in Animation, and ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’ Animation), including a term as Co-President and Web Manager of ASIFA-East.
Dayna is classically trained in film and animation. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA), as well as SUNY FIT’s Web Design Certificate Program. In 2018, Dayna gained an Udacity Nanodegree in Front End Web Development as part of Grow with Google’s Developer Scholarship Program. Dayna’s passion for art has been with her since childhood, and she enjoys seeking new forms of creative expression. Dayna is currently working on her first children’s book.