Green Shoe Animation offers animation and design services for broadcast, gaming, and the web. Our team of skilled animators and designers have professional experience with directing, character design, visual development, storyboards, animation (2D & 3D), game asset creation, art direction, and episodic animation production. We have had the pleasure to work with companies including Playdom, ESPN, Storm 8, McDonald's, FX, Paws Inc., and Marvel Comics.

Meet the Team!


Founder / Creative Director
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Jason graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), concentrating heavily on traditional 2-D character animation.  Jason has worked for numerous studios across the country on both commercial and broadcast works.  Assembling an amazing team of animators and designers, Jason has taken his desire to develop original content  and formed Green Shoe Animation.

Aaron Hawkins
Animation Director
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Aaron is a RISD Alumni. His professional career has spanned working as a Producer, Director, Animator and Designer for a wide variety of Emmy winning TV broadcast and web projects.  Aaron lives in Brooklyn, NY with his dog, his girlfriend, and his computer.  His dog makes him smile, his girlfriend makes him cookies, and his computer makes him sleepy. 

Sam Ellis     
Designer / Illustrator
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Sam is a visual storyteller. After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a focus in Sequential Art, Sam went on to work on and develop a number of animated cable TV shows. After living life in the fast lane Sam missed his days on the ostrich farm and went back to school to Ball State University to further hone his craft in animation. Sam specializes in developing shows for animation, story art and visual development.

Aaron Kablack
3D Animator / Designer
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Aaron earned an M.F.A. in animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design after getting  B.A. in visual arts from Sarah Lawrence College. He has extensive experience in every aspect of both 2D and 3D animation production from initial concepting and design through final output. He got in on the ground floor of Green Shoe Animation and has somehow yet to get himself kicked out, despite numerous allegations of pudding theft.

Alex Barrella
Animator / Designer
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Alex is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design.  He has worked on numerous shows for both broadcast and the web.  His fantastic sense of design and quick hand at animation are unrivaled!