Kyoung Lee Swearingen

Assistant Professor, Department of Design
Core Faculty

Kyoung Lee Swearingen, prior to joining the Department of Design faculty, worked as an Assistant Professor of Animation in Arts and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas and has worked in the film industry for the last decade as a Technical Director of Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios and DNA Productions. She has worked on a variety of features and shorts including: Ratatouille, Wall-E, UP, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, Brave, Monsters University, Presto, La Luna, The Blue Umbrella, Mater’s Tall Tales, Partly Cloudy, Ant Bully and the Jimmy NeutronTV series. Her work has claimed numerous awards from the Academy Awards, BAFTA, Visual Effects Society, The American Film Institute, as well as many others.

  • M.F.A., The Ohio State University