Lizzi Akana is an award winning director, animator, and designer.  Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005, she's cultivated a diverse portfolio as a freelance artist in the field of animation, working in television, advertising, feature film, music videos, and illustrative design for many of the top studios in New York City and Los Angeles.  In addition to her contract work, in 2019 Lizzi has returned to her alma mater to teach “Cinematic Storytelling” in the Illustration Department at RISD. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.  

To contact, email at lizzidakana@gmail.com


Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Blue Sky Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Buck, Psyop, YesBoss, The Mill, Hornet, Charlex, Passion Pictures, Augenblick Studios, 1st Ave Machine, Slanted Studios, Sesame Studios, Partisan, Transistor Studios, JWT, Ghost Robot, Penguin Books