I am a 2D artist and animator based out of New England. I began drawing at a young age and started animating as an experiment around the year 2004. Animation quickly became a passion of mine and I have animated a variety of short films in addition to work on several feature films. In 2012, I graduated cum laude from Emerson College where I majored in animation and motion media. In addition, I went on to receive further education at Rhode Island School of Design where I developed more skills in the realm of 2D animation. As of today, I have provided animation for seven narrative feature films and three documentaries. Among them, the film EUROCRIME! has screened in ten countries and at 15 different film festivals. It was also written up in Variety magazine where it received critical praise along with the award for best documentary at the Another Hole in the Head Film Festival in San Francisco, CA. I also provided animation for the award winning films MY NAME IS JONAH (awarded best New England film at the Boston Underground Film Festival) and THE MINSTREL KILLER (awarded best exploitation film at the Pollygrind Film Festival). Find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/chadkaplananimation Animation work viewable at: www.youtube.com/kabukifilms Specialties: 2D digital animation, hand drawn art, digital art.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Freelance artist and animator

    • Chad Kaplan Art and Animation
    • 2012 - Present (5 years)

    For all your 2D animation and art needs! I accept commissions related both to still artwork (digital and hand-drawn) and digital 2D animation.


  • Animator

    • Wild Dogs Productions
    • Jun 2009 - Present (8 years 5 months)

    Created 2D animation and graphics for title sequences and short segments for several feature films.

    Current feature film credits:

    DESERT MIRAGE (as animation director)


  • Animator

    • My Name Is Jonah
    • Sep 2013 - Feb 2014 (5 months)

    Provided 2D Flash animation to illustrate documentary anecdote. Also animated the film's opening title sequence.

  • Animator

    • Pont of View Pictures
    • Feb 2013 - Nov 2013 (9 months)

    2D animator for the sci-fi film WASTELANDER. Created animation for the film and its teaser.

  • Animator

    • Depth Charge Productions
    • Aug 2009 - 2013 (4 years 3 months)

    Designed and animated company logo and animated a variety of 2D animation shorts.

    Current feature film credits:


  • Animator

    • Subgenre Entertainment
    • Jun 2009 - 2012 (3 years 5 months)

    Provided 2D animated behind-the-scenes dramatizations and closing credits animation for EUROCRIME! THE ITALIAN COP AND GANGSTER FILMS THAT RULED THE '70S. Also assisted in film print and image sourcing and helped verify and organize documentary video clip and art log.

  • Tutor

    • Bristol Community College
    • Aug 2007 - Jan 2009 (1 year 5 months)


  • Emerson College

    • Bachelor's Animation and Motion Media
    • 2010 - 2012

    Cum Laude

  • Bristol Community College

    • Associates Liberal Arts Professional
    • 2007 - 2009

    Summa Cum Laude Dean's List (5 semesters)

  • Barrington High School

    • 2003 - 2007