Tooba Rezaei

Highly motivated graduate in painting, illustration, Art Media and Technology with special interest in animation, illustration, and fine art.

Work Experience

2019- BG design and paint for the legendary Disney animator Andreas Deja's short film ‘‘Mushka’’

2018- 2019-Visual Development artist at Marza Animation Planet for ‘‘Monkey Quest’’  animated feature. CA-USA

2017-2018- Visual Development artist at Aquamen Entertainment for ‘‘Monkey King’’ the beginning animated feature. CA-USA

2017-Illustrator at Blizzard Entertainment for ‘‘Hearthstone’’. CA-USA

2017-Concept artist and Character designer at Charlie Company. CA-USA

2016- Environment/Prop Concept Artist at Axis animation/Amazon studios for ‘‘Lost in Oz’’ animated series

2015-Visual Development artist at Duncan Studio/Netflix for ‘‘Next Gen’’ feature animation, Pasadena-CA-USA

2015-Teacher/ Teacher assistant- RapidViz and SketchUp for the Interior Design and Architecture Depart at College of the Canyons. Santa Clarita-USA

 2012 - Directed ten animated interstitial station identification shorts for kids show called ‘‘Parparook’’, IRIB Kahlije-Gulf TV. All design and animation by Tooba Rezaei.

2007-2011- Freelance designer for Company Name: Tooba (The Hague/ Netherlands)Artist/Designer working from concept development to prototype-ready products for multiple media applications including entertainment, education and custom environments.

2009-2010- Created a painting for display in the city hall of Gemeente Westland –Netherlands.

2008-2011- Animation/ background design/ Background painting/ character design for physical therapy video games, SilverFit Company, Alphen aan den Rijn-Netherlands.

2008-  Character design/ background design and painting at Splotter Spellen game for the ''Duck Dealer'' .Rotterdam-Netherlands.

2005-In-between at IRIB Saba Animation Center for ''The soul bird'', Animated Short. Tehran-Iran

2003-2005- In-between and cleanup animation at  IRIB Saba Animaition Center for ''Tales of Ghazaleh'', TV show. Tehran-Iran

2003-Tracing and clean-up at IRIB Saba Animation Center for ''Journey to Distant Land'', Feature animation. Tehran-Iran

Public Screening/ Film Festivals

2019 The Independent Film Collaborative ( IFC ) ‘‘A Sweet Dream’’

2017 The World Animation Celebration-USA ''A Sweet Dream''

2017 Minikino Monthly Screening & Discussion- Bali-Indonesia ''A Sweet Dream''

2017 AnimaSyros International Animation Festival-Greece ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 Animation Day in Cannes Festival-France ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 Pune Short Film Festival-India ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 Los Angeles CineFest-USA ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 Sky Film Festival-Spain ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 Ipiales Cine Sin Fronteras-Festival- Colombia ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 IndiEarth Animation Film Festival-India ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 Imaginaria Animation Festival -Italy ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 Constantine's Gold Coin festival- Serbia ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 Karakoy Short Film Days- Turkey ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 Iranian Film Festival-USA ''A Sweet Dream''

2016 International Film Awards Berlin-Germany ''A Sweet Dream''

Painting Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2010- Star Gallery, The Hague- Netherlands

2008- Home, The Hague-Netherlands

2007- Utrecht School of Art-Holland

2006- Reading Room, Vienna-Austria

2003- Art Gallery, Tehran-Iran

Group Exhibitions

2017- Abend Gallery, Denver

2016- Abend Gallery, Denver

2016-ARTundressed exhibition in Miami, Florida

2015-Pop Secret Gallery, Star Wars Show

2015- Pop Secret Gallery,The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 54th Annual Illustration Competition

2010- Star Gallery, The Hague-Netherlands

2010- Associatie van Iraanse Studenten in Nederland

2006- Kuhn Gallery, Vienna-Austria
2006- Grune Wieden, Vienna-Austria
2005- IRIB Saba Center-Gallery, Tehran-Iran
2003- Niyavaran Culture House, Tehran-Iran

2003- Tarahane azad Gallery, Tehran- Iran

2002- Art Gallery, Tehran- Iran

2000-Art Gallery, Yazd-Iran
1998- Art Gallery, Bandar Abbas-Iran


-Gods and Goddesses by Michael publishing

-The Journal by Art order

-Inner Visions by Abend Gallery

-Spectrum Fantastic Art 24


2014-2015-2016-Comic-con, San Diego

2014-2015- CTN, Burbank

Convention staff volunteer

2011- Amsterdam Animation Festival(KLIK)

2010-Amsterdam Animation Festival(KLIK)

2010-Holland Animation Film Festival(HAFF) 


Achievements and Awards

Best Animated short at The Independent Film Collaborative ( IFC ) for A Sweet Dream, 2019

Three Emmy Awards, and two nominations for the ''Lost in Oz'' TV show on Amazon for episodes 2,3,4. 2017

Honor certificate at Gold Panda International Cartoon and Illustration Competition( Caricature). China-2017

Best Animation at Los Angeles CineFest for A Sweet Dream, 2016

Best Animated short at Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival for A Sweet Dream, 2016

Finalist in Animation Short at Intentional Film Awards Berlin-Germany forA Sweet Dream, 2016

Finalist in Animation Short at Constantine's Gold Coin festival- Serbia for A Sweet Dream, 2016

For four years my Company in Netherlands was collaborating with a Dutch team called SilverFit. Our aim was to create the an entertainment element to fitness by making virtual reality computer games that stimulate exercise. My responsibility in these projects was to take care of all the graphics and Animations those were used in the games.

For our project we were honored with three prizes in 2009.

1-The best prizes of the European Innovative Game Award 2009) (http://

2-The Dutch Game Award 2009(

3- The Izovator award for the best health innovative game 2009(


Animation Guild

Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles

Iran Cartoon

Educational Background

-January 2013-May2014:
Visual Development, Academy of Art University, San Francisco

-September 2006-August 2007:
Masters degree in European Media (Image Synthesis and computer Animation) European Media

Master of Art Graduated with honours relevant courses in Image Synthesis and computer Animation. - European Media Master of Arts in HKU (Utrecht School of Arts), the Netherlands.

-May 2003:
Short term courses training, Tehran-Iran Completed the animation courses of Saba Film Animation Studios ---

-February 1998-February 2003:
Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts, majoring drawing and painting, Tehran University of Art, Tehran- Iran

Software Skills

- Adobe Photoshop

- Adobe After Effects

- Adobe Illustrator

- Adobe Flash

-Adobe Premier


- Corel Painter

- Autodesk Maya

- Autodesk Mudbox

- Zbrush