• New York-based artist and animator.

• Recent grad from the School of Visual Arts BFA Animation program.


• Graduated in School of Visual Arts Animation Class of 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

• Inspired by all sorts of cool things, from cartoons, to video games, to funny looking people.

• I seek to entertain people the same way these things entertained me- by instilling both hopeful and youthful joy and wonder in my artwork and cartoons.

• I've been practicing in my fields of expertise for over 10 years now, with experience especially within the field of pixel art.

Get in Touch!

• Got questions, work inquiries, or just want to say hello? I can be reached by any of the following:

Gmail | [email protected]
Twitter | @mitsamemario
Tumblr | miketona.tumblr.com

Character Design

Original Work

Designs created from scratch for personal projects or freelance

Derivative Work

Small-scale projects and fan art

Visual Development

Various explorations for different design concepts

Pixel Art

Original Work

Personal projects featuring designs I've created

Commissioned Work

Examples of paid work for clients

Derivative Work

Personal, small-scale projects and fan art



Thesis film created in final year at SVA - animated amongst a team of 6 in pixel art


Short film animatic produced in 3nd year animation class at SVA


Short film produced in 2nd year animation class at SVA - animated in rough pixel art

RhythmJam - Mario Kart

Animated in Adobe After Effects with hand drawn pixel art

Class Assignments

Short animations made for in-class assignments at SVA


Print Designs

Designed as posters, t-shirts, etc.

Commissioned Work

Examples of paid work for clients

Personal Work

Personal, small-scale projects and fan art