Jill Daniels

Jill Daniels is a multi Emmy winning art director and visual development artist. Her artistry has been crucial in developing the look for many Emmy winning productions for a wide variety of studios including, Disney Animation, Illumination / Dreamworks / Universal, PBS, Sony Pictures, CTN Development Shorts Program, FOX, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon Original Movies to name a few. Always aspiring to reach new levels, Jill’s innovative art direction she developed for CN studios will debut this fall when the project Infinity Train is released. 

Jill Daniels is a multi Emmy winning art director and visual development artist. Her artistry has been crucial in developing the look for many Emmy winning productions for a wide variety of studios including, Disney Animation, Illumination / Dreamworks / Universal, PBS, Sony Pictures, CTN Development Shorts Program, FOX, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon Original Movies to name a few. Always aspiring to reach new levels, Jill’s innovative art direction she developed for CN studios will debut this fall when the project Infinity Train is released. 

Daniels served as a member of the Television Academy’s Peer Group Executive Committee for Animation for four years, after winning back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for her color/painting skills in 2011 and 2012 while art directing the Disney series Phineas and Ferb. Jill is serving her fifth term as Governor to the Academy for Animation and enjoyed expanding her service to the Academy by continuing to chair the Academy Activities Committee and has served as an appointee to represent all Academy Governors on the Academy’s Executive board.

Jill grew up in Alaska and moved to California to pursue a career as a professional artist. She graduated with a B.F.A. in fine art from Pepperdine University, and spent two years studying painting and art history in Florence, Italy, and Heidelberg, Germany. She went on to study illustration, environmental design and computer technologies at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

In addition to her successful career in entertainment, Daniels exhibits her fine artwork through galleries in Los Angeles and New York. Her work has been featured in magazines as well as exhibited and collected worldwide.

updated 6.11.19

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation - 2012
Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation - 2011
2019 Animation & Children’s Programming Nominee Reception
2019 Animation & Children’s Programming Nominee Reception
It’s Not Just a Cartoon
2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
Television Academy Governors Janet Dimon and Jill Daniels with guest at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollyw
Television Academy Governors Jill Daniels and Tony Carey at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, Califor
Television Academy Animation Governors Janet Dimon and Jill Daniels at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywo
Tom Kenny and Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, Californi
2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
Television Academy commercial nominee reception
2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
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Melissa Kurtz, Television Academy Governor Jill Sanford, Dan Evans, Courtney Sanford, and Television Academy Governors Troy Underwood and Jill Daniels at the 2019 Animation & Children’s Programming Nominee Reception on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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2019 Animation & Children’s Programming Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Janet Dimon, Jennifer Miller, Victoria Howard, and Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels at the 2019 Animation & Children’s Programming Nominee Reception on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

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It’s Not Just a Cartoon
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Television Academy Governors Janet Dimon and Jill Daniels at It's Not Just a Cartoon 2019: A Celebration of Diversity in Animation at the Television Academy on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in Los Angeles.

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2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
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Curtis Lelash, Carrie Wilksen, Television Academy Governor Janet Dimon, Randy Myers, Robert Alvarez, Louie Zong, Sang Yup Lee, and Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels at the 2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Friday, August 24, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Janet Dimon, Matthew Senreich, Tom Sheppard, Nick Cron-DeVico, Alex Kamer, Tom Root and Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels at the 2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Friday, August 24, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels, Curtis Lelash, Adam Muto, Tom Herpich, Robert Alvarez, Michael Lyman and Television Academy Governor Janet Dimon at the 2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Friday, August 24, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
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Kim Roberson, Cliff Daniels, Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg, and Michael Goldberg at the 2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Friday, August 24, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Janet Dimon, Jill Daniels, Jill Sanford, and Dan Evans, III at the 2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Friday, August 24, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Janet Dimon, Jungja Wolf, Jill Jacobs, Ben Juwono, Sharon Flynn, and Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels at the 2018 Animation and Children's Programming Nominee Reception at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Friday, August 24, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Janet Dimon and Jill Daniels with guest at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollyw
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Television Academy Governors Janet Dimon and Jill Daniels with guest at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Jill Daniels and Tony Carey at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, Califor
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Television Academy Governors Jill Daniels and Tony Carey at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Animation Governors Janet Dimon and Jill Daniels at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywo
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Television Academy Animation Governors Janet Dimon and Jill Daniels at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Tom Kenny and Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, Californi
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Tom Kenny and Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels at It's Not Just A Cartoon! Animation Day, presented by the Television Academy for its members and their families on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Janet Dymon and Jill Daniels, Adrien Beard, Jack Shih, Jenny Yu and Hannah Friesen attend the 2017 Animation & Children’s Nominee Reception on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Janet Dymon and Jill Daniels attend the 2017 Animation & Children’s Nominee Reception on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Janet Dymon and Jill Daniels, Curtis Lelash, Michael Lyndon and Lindsey Pollard attend the 2017 Animation & Children’s Nominee Reception on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Janet Dymon and Jill Daniels, Darrick Bachman and Dave Wasson attend the 2017 Animation & Children’s Nominee Reception on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Janet Dymon and Jill Daniels, Dee Bradley Baker and Nancy Cartwright attend the 2017 Animation & Children’s Nominee Reception on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Janet Dymon and Jill Daniels, Eric J. Pringle, Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic attend the 2017 Animation & Children’s Nominee Reception on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy Governors Janet Dymon and Jill Daniels, Jamie Mitchell and Craig Gerber attend the 2017 Animation & Children’s Nominee Reception on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Animation and Children’s Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Jill Daniels, Illya Owens and Dave Wasson attend the 2017 Animation & Children’s Nominee Reception on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in North Hollywood, California.

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