Charlie Corriea

Motion designer, fabricator, artist, Portland, OR

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Charles "Charlie" Corriea is a motion designer and fabricator with 10+ years working in animation, including clients like Google and at studios such as Laika. Charlie is also an accomplished artist, creating incredibly detailed sculptures, drawings, and paintings.

Charlie graduated from UCSF with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema, where he applied his solid foundation in traditional art to moving images. Charlie dove into all forms of animated storytelling, from traditional hand-drawn animation to computer animation and even augmented reality motion design.

Charlie has won several awards for his work, starting from his thesis film "Fu De" and including his contributions to the Golden Globe winning Best Animated Film "Missing Link" from Laika Studios.


Motion designer at Freelance
08/2020 – Present
Look development artist, Mold maker at Laika LLC
06/2019 – 08/2020 Hillsboro, OR
Rapid Prototype Processing at Laika LLC
3/2017 – 3/2018 Hillsboro, OR
Assemblage Artist/Painter at Freelance
5/2014 – 3/2017 San Francisco, CA
Freelance Animator and Concept Artist at Bim Bam (Studio Godcast)
11/2012 – 6/2013 San Francisco, CA


BA Cinema at San Francisco State University
2008 – 2010 San Francisco, CA


  • Laika Studios
  • Google Grants
  • Brisk Ice Tea
  • Bim Bam
  • Innovative Verve
  • Hasani Studios
  • Justin Angelos
  • California Art Supply


  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Motion design
  • Animation
  • Fabrication
  • Education / Teaching


  • Animation
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Autodesk Maya
  • 3D Print Processing
  • Model Fabrication
  • Scratch Building
  • Basic Wood Working
  • Painting- Acrylic/oil/watercolor
  • Airbrushing
  • Carving
  • Kitbashing
  • Soldering
  • Drawing
  • Image rendering
  • Miniature fabrication
  • Camera lighting
  • Photography
  • Stage lighting
  • Image manipulation
  • Editing
  • Motion design