Associate Professor and Chair, Illustration & Interactive Media
Dan Shefelman is a cartoonist, writer, and professor with extensive experience creating visual stories across multiple platforms including television, film, and online. As a story artist and writer, Shefelman worked at Blue Sky Studios on animated features including Ice Age (first two features), Robots, and Epic. He co-wrote the Oscar nominated animated short Gone Nutty. Previously he was designer and story artist on MTV’s first two features—Joe’s Apartment and Beavis and Butt-Head do America. In television, Shefelman was story artist and designer on shows including MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head and Celebrity Deathmatch, Nickelodeon’s Doug, Adult Swim’s Venture Brothers, Fox TV’s King of the Hill, and Cartoon Network’s Robotomy.
Shefelman has held key roles in story and visual development for Oriental Dreamworks, Disney Television Animation, Digimax Studios (Taiwan), DQ Entertainment (India), Nickelodeon and MTV Animation. As a professor and chair at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Shefelman runs the Visual Storytelling program and is currently developing a new Gaming and Animation course of study. His editorial cartoons have appeared on CNN, Newsday, The New York Times and syndicated to publications worldwide.