Director and Production Designer, Paul Harrod has developed a sophisticated visual language over three decades working as designer, art director and director of animated and live action projects, with a special emphasis on stop-motion.
An animated TV series pro, his credits include a stint as Senior Art Director at Will Vinton Studios and Director at Bent Image Lab in Portland Oregon as well as production designer and director of five episodes of the Fox TV series, “The PJs” for which he was nominated for an Annie award in 2000. He also directed the first episode of UPN’s, “Gary and Mike”, animated series and the pilot for Warner Brother’s,”Slacker Cats”.
More recently, Paul’s animated commercials for Tractor Supply Company (TSC) have received awards and attention for their outstanding creative design and dry, understated humor. TSC’s “Koi Pond”, was voted one of the 50 best spots of 2006 by Adweek. He has also directed numerous commercials for clients including several Kellogg’s Twistables, Quaker, Chips Ahoy!, Hallmark, Ensure, Cartoon Network, Lowes and Aflac.
Paul is a walking encyclopedia of film history and curates monthly film screenings in Portland where he lives with his wife, the internationally acclaimed filmmaker Joanna Priestley.