Vicky Jenson

Vicky Jenson

Vicky Jenson's career spans more than two decades in both animation and live action, and crosses the spectrum from TV to feature films to shorts including a commercial campaign for Old Navy of more than 40 spots with Anonymous Content and was at that time the only female feature film director they represented. She is currently directing her third animated feature for DreamWorks and is scripting of a live-action fairytale feature to follow.

Her credits include TV classics The Flintstones and The Smurfs for Hanna Barbera, Ralph Baskshi's reboot of Mighty Mouse, the groundbreaking The Ren & Stimpy Show, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, among many others. After directing on both the Oscar-winning Shrek and the Oscar-nominated Shark Tale, Vicky directed her first live-action feature Post Grad for Ivan Reitman's Montecito Pictures and Fox Searchlight. Her other feature film credits include art directing on Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, production design on The Road to El Dorado, story artist on Chicken Run. She also directed a live-action short, Family Tree, which premiered at Sundance, screened at countless festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, Aspen and Malibu and went on to win multiple festival awards.

For her decades of outstanding work, Vicky has earned countless awards, including an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and recognition from the Annies, BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Cannes, the Golden Globes, among other awards.

Vicky attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and California State University Northridge. When she's not working in the studio, Jenson enjoys ultralight backpacking, learning to play mandolin and teaching her border collie pointless new tricks.

Work by Vicky Jenson