Dayna Gonzalez is an award-winning Design and Animation Professional with extensive experience producing creative content for 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, The Not-Too-Late-Show With Elmo, and Pinky Dinky Doo, among many others.
Dayna has collaborated on commercials, motion comics, ebooks, apps, and games, including an array of interactive content for Sesame Street English, a multimedia English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learning program. She also specializes in research storybook art for the development of children’s media.
Dayna has developed animation pipelines and led creative teams, including as Supervising Animation Producer for a series of 3D animated shorts for Nick Jr. Dayna has served as Animation Director and Game Developer for Batman Brawl!, a Punch-Out style boxing game featuring characters from the TV series Batman: The Brave and the Bold. As Creative Director of Jumping Tadpole Productions, Dayna provides services in design and animation, graphic design and branding, and web design and development.
In the education space, Dayna has shared her joy of learning with art students at SVA and guest lectured at CUNY, Pratt, and Touro College. 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.