Join us for Fall Open House - Oct. 15 and Nov. 18
This event will feature programming for our undergraduate, graduate, and Threshold programs. A vibrant campus community and access to endless opportunities—Lesley has it all. It's where student cohorts become lifelong catalysts, solving for today's complexities with full hearts and open minds.

Michael Annear

Assistant Professor

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Mike is an Art and Animation Director specializing in development, character design, and educational children's media. With over ten years of production experience he has collaborated with clients such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, PBS, and Discovery Kids.

Mike’s prior work includes the role of Art and Animation Director of CloudKid, an award-winning digital creative agency, as well as Animation Supervisor at Soup2Nuts, where he contributed to the production of several television series including the Emmy Award-winning series WordGirl.

Mike is currently creating, developing, and producing content in the children's media space as well as teaching here at the College of Art and Design.


  • 2017 Toronto International Film Festival Selection - Rhino Named Paul - Director
  • 2016 Annecy International Film Festival Selection - Rhino Named Paul - Director


  • 2012 Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Recognition for Contribution - Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Animation Director
  • 2011 Daytime Emmy Award, Recognition for Contribution - SciGirls - Animator

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