Teddy Hose is an award-winning animator and filmmaker, designer, and storyteller of multiple mediums living in San Francisco. From a family of artists, creativity has always been a theme in his life starting with illustration, and onto design, animation, video editing, cartooning, writing, music, and comedy.
After studying graphic design, Teddy earned a BFA in Animation from School of Visual Arts, NY. While attending, Teddy animated for Augenblick Studios (MTV, Comedy Central), designed with Milton Glaser, Inc., and for the first season of Food Network's Throwdown with Bobby Flay. That same year after graduating, he designed and illustrated for Sony Pictures, and became an art director at the agency Publicis for a General Mills gaming site.
With his last position in New York being a designer/animator at NickJr.com, Teddy moved to San Francisco continuing to work for recognized brands like Disney Interactive and Google.
Aside from work, Teddy has been featured in Vice, UPROXX, and most notably A&E's Cults and Extreme Belief for his research on cults, after growing up in one. His insight into this issue informed his writing as a contributor for The Huffington Post, while he's also contributed to The Bold Italic and McSweeney's.
Teddy’s other accomplishments include running the 500+ member Meetup group San Francisco Lowbrow Art from 2011-2014, and having his weekly webcomic from 2012-2015, Oscillating Profundities featured in Laughing Squid, Mashable, Gothamist, and Fast Company.
Teddy’s current love has been comedy writing and directing, coming up with funny ways to advertise Keepsafe’s apps via comics, animation, and video as their marketing and communication designer. Having also performed live music and comedy in NY and SF, whether from a desktop or spotlighted stage, reaching an audience is what makes Teddy get up in the morning.
"Your story is the only currency you have in this world."
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