Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Thomas Paul Thesen

Visiting Associate Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

Email: thomas.thesen@ntu.edu.sg
Assoc Prof Thomas Paul Thesen

Biography
Thomas Paul Thesen received his masters degree in Experimental Animation from CalArts in 2002 and afterwards has worked in the animation industry for companies like Pixar, Dreamworks or Sprite Animation Studios as character-animator and visual development artist/ character designer. He worked on features like Ratatouille, Shrek 2, Bee-movie and others before switching to teaching. Universities he has taught at: Hongik University (Seoul), NTU Tisch Asia (Singapore), SCAD Hong Kong, Sheffield Hallam University UK and NTU Singapore. He is also working as an illustrator and animation artist and has just finished 2 volumes on composition in animation which will soon be published by CRC Press.
Research Interests
Thomas Paul Thesen's research covers mainly composition in animation and art and its impact on the narrative and aesthetic of the moving image. He is also working in experimental 2D digital animation, exploring new narratives and movement in the medium of the short film.

« Back to Category Write-up

​​​​​​​​