- NEW YORK
International creative animation/design studio Lobo, With offices in NYC and São Paulo, has added director of animation Isabela (“Isa”) Littger to its roster for global representation. Her work spans animation, illustration, character concepts and designs. Most recently, she directed the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s animated short, Wonder Tower, in celebration of the new structure of the same name built in Richmond, Virginia. Littger worked closely with the foundation and agency Markham Yard to set the hospital stage as a safe and homey destination for children undergoing short- and long-term pediatric care.
Additional animations for major agencies and brands--such as the short film Bonfire for General Mills brand Yoki out of CP+B Brazil, which Littger art directed--have garnered accolades including Clio Awards and New York Advertising Awards. Top clients include work for the United Nations, as well as CAIXA, games studio 111 Dots Studio and Garena. Her graduation film from the internationally recognized animation school GOBELINS l’école de l’image, Blind Eye, has garnered Littger and her co-directors 3.3 million views since its release, more than 50 festival nominations and several awards. Her CGI animated short film None Of That out of Ringing College of Art and Design earned her and the team a student grant, a place as BAFTA finalist, and garnered over 4 million views on YouTube.
“We have had the pleasure of working with Isa during her time at GOBELINS and couldn’t be more excited to continue our collaboration. She’s an extraordinary talent that we’re lucky to have as part of the Lobo team,” noted Mateus de Paula Santos, founder and director at Lobo.
Littger added, “In my opinion, animation is the most extraordinary of arts--a magical way to materialize our thoughts, dreams and feelings. Due to this passion, I am currently working on an original series called Sybil and Her Past Lives, which got selected in the Annecy Mifa Pitches original series of 2020. This wouldn’t have been possible without Lobo’s help, as they played a huge role.”
Artistically gifted from a young age--growing up alongside an aunt who was a painter herself--she felt drawn to a variety of pursuits from traditional illustration to music and film. Animation, however, seemed to encompass all of these creative inclinations. Once this revelation struck, she didn’t look back. After attending the Florida-based Ringling College of Art and Design, earning a Fine Arts Bachelor’s degree in computer animation, she held storyboarding and concept art posts with True Motion Studios as well as Lobo. She earned her Master’s at Paris-based GOBELINS l’école de l’image in character animation and animated filmmaking. While attending GOBELINS she continued freelancing as a concept artist and storyboarder for Lobo, among other studios, and interned at French game studio Pretty Simple as a 3D character animator. She reunited with Lobo following her degree as a freelancer first, before signing on as a full-time director. She devotes her spare time to the Mifa Pitches original series project Sybil and Her Past Lives.