Noah Klocek was born in Neptune New Jersey to artist parents who encouraged him to draw but discouraged him from pursuing a career in the arts. Thankfully the discouragement didn’t work and after trying every thing from wildlife biology to paramedic training Noah decided to go to school at San Jose State and pursue a career in art. Near the end of school Noah had the opportunity to apprentice as a matte painter ILM (Industrial Light and Magic). Following a year at ILM, Noah spent two years as a Matte Painter at PDI/Dreamworks. In search of new challenges, Noah was lucky enough to find a place at Pixar Animation Studios. Noah is currently working as an Art Director at Pixar Animation Studios.