Wes Murrell


Wes Murrell is a Mid-America Emmy-winning storyteller who'd spent nearly seven years working in reality TV and digital entertainment (in development, production, and post-production). Eventually, he arose to become a director of animation within the studio. He got his start in 2011 as an intern at World Events Productions working on Nicktoons’ Voltron Force, and he later worked as a character designer and story artist for Dreamworks’ Toby McBeard at Coolfire Studios. He's worked on non-scripted projects aired on Discovery, Syfy, Fox/ABC/NBC, BET, Style Network, and Velocity; he's worked in various ways with Build-A-Bear, including director of animation. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and son.


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