Eric Van Hamersveld teaches Animation I: Introduction to Disney's 12 Principles of Animation for the UC San Diego Extension Art and the Creative Process Professional Certificate.
Eric has a BFA degree TV and film production from Texas Christian University. For over 30 years he has been involved in all creative, technical and business phases of the entertainment industry. He has worked as an animator for Warner Bros. Studios, J. Ward Productions and Hanna-Barbera Studios. His credits include: "The Pink Panther," "Road Runner," "Speedy Gonzalez," "George of the Jungle"; numerous TV series and several commercials including "Capt'n Crunch" and "Star Kist-Charlie The Tuna." He also worked for the Walt Disney Company as an imagineer producing visual special effects for EPCOT, Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland theme park projects.
Van Hamersveld has created children's games and direct-to-videos for Mattel Toys, Fisher-Price Toys, McGraw/Hill Publishers and illustrated several children’s books. He is also an author of two books, "Roy Rogers & Dale Evans: It Was Always the Music" and "Guide to Practical Holography." Currently he is working as an animator and animation director on several TV commercials and two feature film development projects.
He spent 10 years teaching animation at the Art Institute of California and is currently a senior animation instructor for both UC San Diego Extension and the John Paul the Great University. He also conducts intensive video production workshops for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and is a member of the International Animation Film Society Educators Forum.