Nick Butler is a husband and father of 4 who spends his days supporting learning technologies, and evenings creating animation. Nick’s career has positioned him perfectly to bridge the gap between entertainment and education. In 2003 Nick began creating storyboards for the reality shows Race to the Altar and Biggest Loser. After 2 years of working freelance in Los Angeles, Nick moved to Tacoma, WA where he joined Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) as Digital Media Developer. During his time at PLU he was instrumental in the integration of digital media in the curriculum. In 2011 he was recognized for his innovative use of distributed production techniques to produce print, video, and web assets. In 2013 Nick won “Best Use of Prop”, for his film The Flashlight Princess, and in 2015 was recognized with an “Honorable Mention,” for his film, Shoulda Woulda, Coulda. In 2016 Nick won “Best Film” for The King’s Cake, a morality tale which has set the blueprint for his future films. Nick’s goal is to create a thriving animation community in Tacoma, WA with a mission to produce and distribute
engaging family oriented entertainment.