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Tim Decker

Lecturer, Animation

decker@uwm.eduKenilworth Square East 455


BFA, Character Animation/Film, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Associate Degree, Illustration, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design


Tim Decker has played an important role in children's entertainment over the past several decades. With extensive experience in game animation, character design and children's television, Tim has taken on the roles of Animation Supervisor for Disney Interactive, lead animator for Knowledge Adventure, and layout artist/animator for the award winning television series "The Simpson's!" As well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Alvin and Chipmunks and the Critic. He has also appeared on many episodes of the "Imagination Station" as a guest artist inspiring children in the art of animation and cartooning. He has extensive experience directing animation in Canada, India, Korea and the United States.

Throughout his career, Tim has won numerous gaming awards from PC Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine, Family Magazine and the Academy of Arts and Sciences. As well as several Television Awards 3 regional Emmy awards for his participation with Milwaukee Public Television.

Tim is enjoying a his second career as a Lecturer at Peck School of the arts. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Tim teaches Animation, Character Development, Puppetry, Claymation and Drawing for animation. His Student's films have been featured across the nation for the National Poetry Foundation. His Students are major participants in many National and International Film festivals.

Tim recently returned from his appearance at the Anifilm Festival in Prague Czech republic. He also launched “Tim Decker’s Cartoon Adventure Camp” a summer arts camp for children. His camp explores Animation. Cartoon art, Claymation and Puppetry.(cartoonadventurecamp.com) Tim has been a Resident Artist at Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado, Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan and a guest artist in Sarasota’s Florida’s Chalk festivals. Guest Speaker at several film festivals here in the states.

He enjoys working with the artists of tomorrow.