Mahmoud Zaini

is creating Animations, Cartoon illustrations, and tutorials




per month

About Mahmoud Zaini

Hello! This is Mahmoud Zaini, an Animation Director and Artist from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I’ve been passionatley drawing and animating from an early age. I love exploring new things with my art, but to also get ever more specialized in cartooning, and in producing Animated shorts! 

I got my BFA in Animation and Visual Studies at California College of the Arts (2016) in San Francisco. Studied in a summer intensive course Visual Storytelling and storyboarding at Pixar (2016) AND took another intensive course in Character Animation at Gobelins, l'École de l'image (2018) in France. I mainly freelance, and I have worked with multiple studios as an Animation Director and storyboard artist. 

These are my credentials, but what dominates my life is my fire for everything Cartoony. I really wish to inspire everyone with my creations and to always be Fun. I hope to teach the skills I have acquired on my journey and to continue learning as well. 

I wish to teach things like:
- 2D Character Animation
- Storyboarding (layout, design, perspective, camera angles, and storytelling)
- Cartooning and illustrating 
- Photoshop, Flash, TV Paint 
- & What ever adds to the Arsenal of soon to be ANIMATORS ! 

I wish to also keep producing creative awe-inspiring content like:
- Editorial Cartoons
- Comics
- Traditionally Animated Loops 
- Funny Character Animations
- Animated Short Films 
- Character Designs and illustrations