Ngagne Demba Diaw – Visual Artist & Designer
Ngagne Demba Diaw is a freelance ‘Storyboard Artist and Character Designer’. He was born and raised in Dakar, Senegal and has over 4 years of experience working in animation, gaming, live action and advertising.
Ngagne studied at IAM (Institut Africaine de Manage) in the technology department where he learned the basics of animation. After 2 years at IAM he continued his studies on the online platform Schoolism where he learned from industry professionals for over a year before starting his career as a children’s book illustrator.
After being contacted by director Jonathon Kay to work as a storyboard artist on his movie “NAYA And The Golden Dolphin“, a role he accepted, as well as working in a local game studio in Dakar “Kayfogames” where he was as an Art Director for two years, he went on to embark on working on a freelance basis as a Storyboard Artist and Character Designer.
Ngagne is eager to learn from professionals from all over the world and he harbours a dream to help develop a solid animation industry in Africa so African Children can have cartoons with characters that represent them well.