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Jun 21, 2008

Since receiving his B.F.A. in Drawing from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Joel Trussell worked as an animation director in Seattle, animating online projects for clients including Disney, Napster, and the band DevoJoel has also directed animated television commercials for companies including Esurance and Nicorette.

Joel has also directed several music videos for popular artists such as M.Ward, Morcheeba, Coldcut, and Jason Forrest, for which he won a number of awards, including the Ottawa International Animation Festival's Best Music Video. His music videos have been featured in dozens of film festivals and have been featured on MTV2, MuchMusic, and MTV Europe.

Joel Trussell recently made his television directorial debut with three segments for Nickelodeon's hit kids’ show YO GABBA GABBA!  He has created the intro to The Animation Show.