Peter Ahern is an award winning animator, illustrator and paper cut survivor living in Brooklyn, New York.

Having graduated from Pratt Institute in ’09 with a BFA in Film/Animation, he currently freelances as a 2D animator, designer and story boarder on a wide variety of commercial projects for clients such as the NBA, Nike, Chobani, Nickelodeon, Showtime, MTV, Sephora and the X-Games. In addition, he’s had his short films screened at dozens of prestigious festivals, illustrations featured in prominent gallery exhibitions and has served on several film festival juries.

In his free time Peter loves to explore nature, watch cheesy horror flicks, talk about cats and fill his hollow leg with delicious food.

Cedar Fair's "Railblazer" spot

Cedar Fair's "Railblazer" spot

I was very excited for the chance to work on this high-octane roller coaster commercial at Carbon VFX for the brand new "Railblazer" ride opening this summer at California's Great America. I animated the 2D VFX stuff (dust/smoke/sparks/wind/etc), while Andy Kennedy and Luca Vitale animated the characters. Buckle up and check it out below!

AMC's Preacher teaser "Faces"

AMC's Preacher teaser "Faces"

Nickelodeon's "Mr. Sheep and Sleep Bear" episode 1

Nickelodeon's "Mr. Sheep and Sleep Bear" episode 1