Ino Karella is the Founder of Animino. Born in Athens, Greece, she moved to Los Angeles where she lived and worked. In 2003 she graduated with honors from the California Institute of The Arts, created and founded by Walt Disney himself, in Character Animation, Film & Video. Previously earning a degree in Experimental Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in 2000, and a foundation course in Fine Arts, specializing in Animation at Kent Institute of Art & Design in 1997.
With almost two decades of extensive experience, her work consists of a long list of international high-profile projects and collaborations as a production painter, character designer, storyboard artist, animator and illustrator. With clients such as Niebaum - Coppola, Carla Garapedian, Kontent films, her experience and specialization led her to hold the position of Senior Concept Artist at Electronics Arts Los Angeles, developing games such as Medal of Honor, Lord of the Rings, Command&Conquer3, Tiberium Wars FPS (Command&Conquer) and a classified I.P. by Steven Spielberg to name a few.
Since 2009 Ino has been freelancing with Greece as her base. Before founding the Animino brand, her recent clients include the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, The Institute of Cultural Exchange, BIC®, Amstel, Stefi Productions, DDB S.A., Lynx S.A., Psichogios Publications, TopCut S.A. and the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archeology.