MFA - California Institute of the Arts


Award-winning filmmaker and animator. Ran the USC Viterbi School of Engineering animation program from 2008-2020.

Has taught at Otis since 2019 with Product Design, Foundation, Animation, and Game Design majors. Fostered the first USC/Otis product development collaboration in 2021.

Currently running the Digital Animation program at MWSU.

Directing an animated film in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Formlabs Ambassador
Former Program Director at NBFF


Lance Winkel's Picture


  • Best Animated Short Film, NBFF 2022 “Within an Endless Sky”
  • Grand Prize - Digital Cinema, Digital Art Awards, Keio Research Institute, Fujisawa Japan, 2022 “Within and Endless Sky”