APW grad Graham Finley up for Incredibles 2 Oscar

APW grad Graham Finley up for Incredibles 2 Oscar 1

We’re proud of the work done by APW grads.  After learning drawing fundamentals at APW, these young artists go on to hone their abilities in other schools and programs and then on to the animation biz here in Toronto and internationally.  The 2019 Oscars are an opportunity for Animation Portfolio Workshop to salute Graham Finley and recognize his outstanding work.


“Learning how to draw was the most important thing that I’ve taken from APW”

Graham Finley – Animator Pixar

Graham has worked at Pixar on a number of Pixar films: Inside Out, Brave, Monsters University, Piper, and most recently, Incredibles 2.  A successful animator, devoted to his craft and producing top-notch work. 


Graham will forgive us if we publish this video from 2005.  After the completion of the 2005 session of Animation Portfolio Workshop Gerard Sternik interviews a young Graham while Vince handles the vintage sony handi-cam.   Graham moved from Edmonton, Alberta to Toronto where he became an APW student solidifying the fundamentals of drawing.  He was accepted into Sheridan and Seneca animation and chose Seneca College and went on to various animation jobs and adventures that led to working at Pixar.