Wes Murrell


Wes Murrell is an Emmy-winning storyteller with ten years of experience, including seven years in unscripted and scripted TV and digital content (in development, production, and post-production). His work includes projects for Nicktoons, Dreamworks TV, Discovery, Syfy, Fox/ABC/NBC, BET, Style Network, Velocity and others; he's worked in various ways with Build-A-Bear, including director of animation. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and kids.


Development/Editor/Animation Director

Coolfire Studios, St. Louis, MO

Develop and direct animated web series “Terry’s Safety Squad.”

Edit full episodes of Velocity network’s car show, “AmeriCarna.” Edit show clips and episode promos for nationally syndicated sports interview show “In Depth With Graham Bensinger.” Design all characters and create storyboards for DreamworksTV’s web property, “Toby McBeard”


Haiti Orphan Project, St. Louis, MO

Create marketing videos, banners, and flyers promoting awareness and events for non-profit organization.


MA Secondary Education

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

Studied secondary education with an emphasis in English.

BA Multimedia Design Communications

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

Studied graphic design, script writing, video editing, traditional animation.


  • Salvage City (Discovery Channel)
  • Carvers (Syfy Channel)
  • Resale Royalty (Style)
  • In Depth (Fox | ABC | NBC)
  • Toby McBeard (Dreamworks Youtube)


  • Character design
  • illustration
  • video editing
  • graphic design
  • script-writing
  • photoshop
  • flash
  • premiere
  • After Effects