Chris A. Gruszka | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Chris A. Gruszka

Portrait of Chris Gruszka


Associate Professor
BFA, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Born and raised in Chicago, Chris holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Emphasis in Graphic Design) from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Chris started his animation career in 1994 at Mike Jones Film. In 2001 he started SeeGru Ink & Animation, specializing in Traditional Animation and Motion Graphics for broadcast television commercials as well as illustration for print and web applications. From character design, storyboarding, and animation direction to billboarding and signage, Chris has worked with numerous nationally recognized clients including Quaker Oats, SuperValu Food Stores, Tom Thumb, Fox Sports as well as PBS. Chris has produced and presented Animated show pitches to Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Fox Entertainment, Amazon Studios, and Netflix. Chris also wrote and illustrated his first children’s book.