Sonia Gaud Tiwari did her Bachelors in Electronic Media from Educational Multimedia Research Center, Indore where she focussed on making social documentaries for National Television. While creating short films soon after, Sonia felt she needed a more powerful medium of film-making where she could be more abstract, imaginative and experimental. So, she decided to pursue animation as a career, and went on to study a Masters in Character Animation at Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
Sonia worked as a pre-production artist with Maya Entertainment Ltd. and Zee Telefilms (Mumbai) before she moved to the US. Here are a few of her character sketches:
Sonia works as the Creative Director at Funny Little Bunny Productions, where she manages and directs a team of artists from primarily India, US and China to create illustrations, animated Public Service announcements and short films based on social themes. A part of the artwork/animation DVD sales are donated to Child Rights and You (CRY) and National Service Scheme (NSS). Currently she is supervising the development of an animated educational web series and a line of Indian handicraft toys.