Don Perro

Don Perro

Program Coordinator and Instructor - 2D Animation

Don founded Capilano’s animation department in 1994 after working in the industry as an animator, character designer, storyboard artist and director in Canada and Europe. Teaching animation has always been Don’s passion and his focus is on student success, working intensively with first year students in animation and as an adviser to the second-year students in portfolio production courses. Before Capilano, Don assisted in the design and creation of Algonquin College’s Animation program in Ottawa. In the past 10 years, he has developed animation curriculum for universities and colleges in Canada, Mexico, China and Malaysia. Don continues to work in the animation industry as a designer and consultant. Most recently, he has been working for the Jamaican government and The World Bank, helping animation professors from six Jamaican institutions improve their skills and advising on curriculum.  Don is on the organizing committee of the non-profit, Spark Computer Graphics (Spark CG) Society, which works behind the scenes of Vancouver’s computer graphics community, organizing and hosting events that foster community, ignite the imagination and advance technology.