Paolo Cogliati is an award winning 3D Animator, Director and Artist currently freelancing in Manhattan, NY.

Past work includes creating and directing the multi-award winning short film Serial Taxi, animating on the Oscar nominated feature film The BoxTrolls, and working on big-budget advertising while staff at The Mill New York, for clients such as Progressive, Valspar, Mountain Dew, Coca Cola, GEICO and many others. He has also had the opportunity to work on a total of three high-end VR commercials this year.

Paolo was recently a lead animator on commercials such as Shick Hydro Robot 2.0, Country Crock Imagination , SeaWorld Mako Coaster and Bell Star Wars.

On the side, Paolo led an outsourced team to create AniRef, an industry specific app to aide animators in their process, currently used in various productions and schools. He was recently featured on issue 60 of Vanity Fair Italy, as part of their “Excellence Abroad” article.

Originally from Rome, Italy, Paolo was awarded a merit-based greencard via the EB1A process. Holding both European and American work authorization.

Paolo attended Ringling College of Art and Design, graduating top 10 via the Best of Ringling selection, and attended Gobelins l’ecolee de l’image in Paris. He was trained as a generalist, but specialized as a character animator and previz artist.

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