Dan Pejril has over 20 years of digital animation design & production experience working on a wide range of projects, from medical animation and product pre-visualization to television and home video entertainment.
Dan is currently an Assistant Professor in-Residence in Digital Media and Design at the University of Connecticut. Focusing his teaching and research in 3D animation, Dan has collaborated with many areas of the university including: the UConn Health Center, Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and Greenhouse Studios. His expertise has helped to fund various grant-funded research projects and visualize data through 3D animation and virtual reality. He was the recipient of the "New Scholar Award" for the School of Fine Arts in 2015.
Dan worked as a Lead Animator at XVIVO Scientific Animation where he developed high-end medical animations for clients including Grey Healthcare Group, Ogilvy Healthworld Medical Education, National Institute of Health, Medtronic, Ajinomoto, KCI and others. As a result, his work earned the “Award of Excellence” for Instructional Animation from the Association of Medical Illustrators. His additional work portfolio includes: character animation, Art Directing teams of animators and effects artists on entertainment projects for Dick Clark Entertainment, BBDO/Mountain Dew, Sony Music Entertainment, NBC Christmas Special, and Lego Systems. Dan’s animated short films have been shown and won awards at several national film festivals.