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Professional Info 

Marcella Maggio is an animator, storyboard artist, and writer. She is a recent graduate from Loyola Marymount University, earning a major in Animation and a minor in Screenwriting. She is currently working as a Freelance Graphic Designer at Raintree Cafe Productions and as a Freelance 2D Animator on "Burning Rope".


She hopes to enter the world of animated TV development and dreams of working at studios like Bento Box, Titmouse, and Shadow Machine. She is currently looking for work in animation development and production.

Work Experience

Freelance 2D Character Animator | Burning Rope

July 2022 - Present

- Animates 7 seconds of animation a week in ToonBoom Harmony for a 2D horror short film.

Screenwriting Lab Intern | Outfest

June  2021 - August 2021

- Partnered with Outfest in their annual Screenwriting Lab, advancing the careers of LGBTQ+ writers through script development, mentorship, and networking
- Read 20+ scripts a week, focusing on dissecting the first act of each to determine its eligibility for the Screenwriting Lab
- Wrote coverage for scripts, recording its tonality, structure, characterization, and overall success or failure to engage readers with its premise.
- Collaborated with fellow interns to curate the first round of judging for the Screenwriting Lab, communicating effectively with peers and staff supervisors. 

Marketing Assistant Manager for Graphic Design | 

Mane Entertainment

September 2019 - June 2021

- Designed Promotional Materials for an entertainment company focused on creating events for college students

- Managed graphic designers by organizing workflows, scheduling assignments, & delegating tasks in a collaborative environment
- Supervised social media branding through scheduling platforms like Later & through consistent communication in Microsoft Teams

Marketing & Events Assistant | BIGHORN Golf Club

April 2013 - June 2018

- Helped the management team operate events, produce mailings, & edit promotional copy while exhibiting strong customer service skills toward golf club members and guests

- Supported coworkers with various office responsibilities, serving as an efficient and proactive employee in a hands-on work environment

Design Intern | Blackbird Interiors

May 2016 - August 2016

- Assisted an interior design firm with renderings from line sketches for a client's new, high-end golf clubhouse.

- Created LookBooks & Concept Art in Adobe Photoshop for various design projects.

- Served as an office assistant, maintaining daily filing, organizing, printing, copying, and miscellaneous tasks.


Adobe Suite

Microsoft Suite


Storyboard Pro

Adobe Animate

TV Paint



Final Draft Pro


Loyola Marymount University

BA in Animation & Screenwriting

Summa Cum Lauda

Animation Program Scholar

Dean's List


Sydney Bright

Seriously Digital Entertainment

Director of Animation Development


Bryan Davidson

Skydance Animation

Director of Animation Development

Caroline Doll

Mane Entertainment

Marketing Manager

Claudia Vasquez


Events Manager


Delta Kappa Alpha - Secretary

March 2020-Present

Serves as Secretary for the Theta Chapter of DKA, a Cinematic Arts Fraternity.


Sursum Corda

March 2020-Present

ASLMU - School of Film & TV Senator

Spring 2021

Films & Projects

Director, Storyboard Artist, & Animator | Children of August

July 2021 - Present

- Story Creation, Character Designs, & Storyboards for a four-minute thesis film
- Manages the Direction & Production, creating & enforcing the production schedule through Shotgun, while acting as a liaison between animators, colorists, sound designers, & administration

- Develops the story through concept art and storyboarding using Adobe Photoshop, Harmony, Storyboard Pro, Premiere, and After Effects.

Color Designer & Background Artist | Lunch Rush

January 2021 - May 2021

- Served as Color Designer and Background Artist for a four-minute film, creating a cohesive color story that balanced character and background designs.

- Created several concept color schemes to effectively set the tone and setting of the film, working with the directors to accomplish their vision.

- Created and colored backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop.

Clean-up Animator & Background Artist | A Wrinkle in Crime

January 2021 - May 2021

- Served as Clean-up Animator and Background Artist for a six-minute film.

- Cleaned rough animation according to character designs, ensuring clean lineart that followed film standards.

- Created and colored backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop.

Clean-up Animator & Colorist | Criminal Mimes

January 2020 - May 2020

- Assisted in cleaning up rough animation & coloring for a seven-minute film.

- Coordinated and communicated effectively with supervisors throughout the beginning of quarantine, troubleshooting technical issues and developing a virtual production plan

- Worked in Harmony, Excel, & Shotgun to keep to a consistent schedule.

Director, Concept Artist, & Animator | Orpheus

August 2019 - December 2019

- Created the Concept, Character Designs, & Storyboards for a five-minute group film, designed to experience the animation production pipeline
-  Directed & Produced the film by coordinating with the various group members and delivering a finished film two weeks before deadline

- Served as the lead character animator using Storyboard Pro, Harmony, Adobe Suite, & Shotgun


Project Angelfood  -

Kitchen Volunteer

August 2021 - Present


826LA -

Tutor, Designer, & Volunteer

September 2018 - December 2018

Martha's Village & Kitchen -

Event & Kitchen Volunteer

February 2016 - June 2018

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