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creative director, tony moramarco

Tony was born and raised in Southern California. He attended the Art Institute of San Diego, where he studied Illustration and Graphic Design. After graduation, Tony worked as a Cartoonist and Art Director for a Looney Tunes licensee in Washington DC. He also worked in Maryland, for Marriott Corporate Design & Promotion. Today, he designs & illustrates for clients worldwide.

Tony brings a sense of pride and immense work ethic to every design project, which he attributes to his hardworking Italian family. His success as an independent artist is mainly due to his creativity, his problem-solving skills and his accountability. "If I say it's going to get done, it gets done," says Tony.

As an Illustrator, Tony's cartoons have been published and sold around the world. His drawing style has been compared to Matt Groening, the creator of "The Simpsons" and Jim Davis, the creator of "Garfield."

Tony has also spent time as a disc jockey, commercial voice talent and internet radio host. He hosted the "Saturday Sound" on KRTM, voiced the narration for a national television campaign and co-created, produced and co-hosted a worldwide internet comedy podcast.

In 1998, Tony established the "Cartooning with Bigfoot" workshop, and has since taught almost 50,000 children the fun and creative art of Cartooning. Tony also teaches Art, Anime & Design. at various other private, public and charter schools throughout the southland.

Bigfoot Graphics' art programs now include Anime, as well as classes in Graphic Design, Multi-Media and Fine Art. Students from all over Southern California recognize Tony as the fun and talented artist with a true gift for teaching.

Tony's design clients continue to work with him because he is their link to all things creative.

Email: TM@BigfootGraphics.com

 

 

mixed media instructor, katinka clementsmith



Monday Afterschool Art Classes
Monthly Art & Pizza Party
Wine & Paint Classes
All Day Art Camps

Katinka Clementsmith is a local artist who has shown in galleries and live painting events throughout southern California since 1996. She creates obsessive compulsively, learning and adding new mediums as she grows. Her focus is bold, playful images of amusing subject matter, often with the addition of found or repurposed items. She created a long term environmental art project called "Medusa Bloom" using art to bring attention to the damage done by one time use items like plastic bags. Katinka has run the mixed media and younger student programs for Bigfoot for several years and generously gives her tremendous talents to our students. She is an artist of a high caliber that we are very proud to have as part of our staff.

 

 

photoshop & graphic design instructor, jeff waddleton



Teen Graphic Design
Adult Photoshop

Jeff Waddleton has been a working graphic designer since 1999. As Creative Director of his own design firm, Jeff has developed everything from logos, posters, catalogs, and product packaging to websites, building signage, and semi-trailer wraps for clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is a critical thinker who regularly analyzes the successes and failures of current marketing strategies, both in corporate America and popular culture, and implements those ideas into his own work. Jeff currently is the lead instructor for the Teen Graphic Design program and the Adult Photoshop program.

Jeff also spent several years working in radio, both as an on-air personality, and as a Production Director, responsible for writing, recording and editing programs, commercials and promotional spots. As half of Real Mornings with Mark & Jeff, he helped dominate the airwaves in Temecula on local station KRTM in the mid 90's. He is now one of the main DJ's for the City of Temecula Community Services Department, hosting events like the Annual Rod Run and others.

Even when he's not on the job, Jeff enjoys expressing his creativity through an abundant appreciation of music, movies, art and gaming. He also likes burritos.

 

 

anime drawing instructor, ly (lee) bucci

Teen Anime Club
All Day Art Camps
Saturday Anime Table

Ly Bucci is a talented artist who loves Anime. Ly started as a member of the BFG Elite program in 2010 and went on to earn a degree in Graphic Design from Platt College in San Diego, in 2013.

Now an Instructor for various programs, Ly enjoys teaching the basics of creating characters, along with many other techniques. Ly loves helping young artists expand their skills and grow confidence in their drawings. Ly's favorite quote is "An artist cannot live without creating, since the pen in hand is connected to our heart."

 

 

art/multi-media instructor, avalon glenn

Dehesa Charter School, Computer Club, Monthly Video Game Tournaments and All Day Art Camps

Avalon began interning with us at Bigfoot, during her sophomore year in high school and has continued working with us after graduating. She is currently an Art & Multi-Media Instructor at our Dehesa Charter School location, runs our Video Game Tournaments, as well as other classes. Her talents extend to film, animation, writing, illustration, and gaming. Avalon aspires to become a director in the film industry and has recently been accepted into the Film program at San Francisco State University. Her geekery is enjoyed by both students and staff, and her knowledge of Zombies, Star Wars, and Walt Disney is top notch. Avalon's great smile, helpful nature and amazing creative talent make her truly one of a kind and we are very happy to have her on our staff.

 

 

drawing & multi-media instructor, lucas padilla

All Day Art Camps

Lucas started as a Cartooning with Bigfoot student at age 9. He stuck with the cartooning program until about 13, when he switched over to graphic design classes and ultimately Teen Radio Temecula. His 9 year run as a Bigfoot student ended with him being awarded the inaugural Bigfoot Scholarship and an invitation to become the multi-media intern.

Lucas recently graduated from Palomar College and is studying film at SFSU. Lucas is a TV, film and animation trivia expert and very talented artist. He is back in the studio in his off time, to help out with camps and wherever we need him.

We are very proud to have such a long term student STILL with us after all of these years!

 

 

animation instructor, kosé moore

Tuesday Afterschool Animation Classes

Kosé studied 3D Animation at Full Sail University. He then went on to pursue a path for his passion in traditional animation. Kosé brings his knowledge and passion for animation into the studio on Tuesdays, to help young artists learn the craft. He is great with you creatives and we are very proud to have him on our staff.