Chaz Bottoms (BFA '17)
Owner, CBA Studios; Character Designer, Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Chaz Bottoms is a director, animator, writer and owner of CBA Studios, a boutique animation studio based in Los Angeles that strives to represent diversity on screen and behind the scenes. He is currently working with Oscar winner Matthew A. Cherry (Hair Love) on developing Battu, an animated musical series for Cartoon Network. The series is based on Bottoms' short film of the same name, which is currently in production. Bottoms has collaborated and produced content for Springhill, Adult Swim, Steve Harvey Global, Bleacher Report, John Legend, Samantha Bee, Sony Music, Columbia Records, Atlantic Records, and Snapchat, and is currently a character designer for Nickelodeon Animation Studio.