Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, Katia always hated raw tomatoes and cucumbers, and devoted her childhood to Agatha Christie, Akira Toriyama, Enid Blyton, and Tintin (among others). She began her career as a comic book artist in Barcelona, jumping around the world to follow her passion for storytelling. After a brief stay in Japan, she landed in California where she finished her formal education in Illustration for Entertainment Arts at the Art Center College of Design. But it was her experience with major studios in LA that opened her eyes to the realities of the entertainment business and, mixed with her undeniable desire to create original content, inspired Katia to level up and create Glow in the Dark. Katia is now the Mastermind of the studio, where she takes a major role in the creation of the properties we develop in-house. She enjoys art direction, colors and research, brainstorming, strong coffee and random Japanese kawaiis... but really, what she loves the most is encountering amazing storytellers and newfound creators! And to this day... she still hates raw tomatoes and cucumbers.
STUDIO MANAGER / CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
A soCal native and L.A. transplant, Maureen started out teaching preschool and running a daycare for several years, completing a degree in education before pursuing another love: photography! Finally, B.F.A. in photography & cinematic arts in hand, she found herself in film production. After living production life for a time, she shifted to an industry that would better embrace her lifelong love of storytelling; animation! At Glow in the Dark, Maureen spends her time on creative development, writing, and battling an unending barrage of Outlook notifications. Outside of the studio, she spends her time reading, watching good television, travelling whenever (and wherever) she can, working on stories, and laughing with friends. While she agrees that raw tomato is questionable, she will forever defend cucumbers.