Niko Guardia is a Venezulan/Colombian American art director. Born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida, Niko moved to New York City to pursue his dream of working in animation. After landing an internship at Titmouse and working on Metalocalypse, he gained experience as a background designer, painter and most recently, art director. A teacher at School of Visual Arts and thesis film advisor, Niko enjoys mentoring artists. He has also colored comics for Image, BOOM!, and Blackmask Studios.