Monica Ahanonu

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Illustrator 

Los Angeles, CA

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Monica Ahanonu is an expert in color theory, vector illustration and motion design, having worked full-time as an artist at DreamWorks Animation - most recently on Captain Underpants. She graduated with a B.A. in Animation & Digital Arts from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 2013. During her time at DreamWorks Animation, she was the youngest artist in the art department.

Currently, Ahanonu works as a freelance illustrator & motion designer in Los Angeles with clients such as 30 Seconds to Mars, BuzzFeed UK, KIMOJI and Hannah Magazine. She has been internationally recognized for her design work by Vogue.com, AfroPunk.com, Art Basel Miami 2016, and is featured in Across Europe With Best Fashion Illustration 2017-2018 Exhibition. 

Ahanonu was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, where she was a competitive gymnast for fifteen years, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in art and animation.