Assistant Professor in Residence, Digital Media & Design Department
Dan Pejril joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in Fall 2013 with over 15 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. He received his M.F.A. (Imaging Arts and Sciences: Computer Animation) from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his B.A. in accounting from Hofstra University. Most recently, Dan was 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. Dan taught 2D and 3D animation and digital imaging college level courses at Central Connecticut State University, Gibbs College, and Rochester Institute of Technology as well as trained animators in current and advanced procedural and rendering techniques. His portfolio also includes: 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.