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Joel Trussell is an artist and director living in Los Angeles.

After graduating with a degree in drawing from the University of Tennessee, Joel moved to Seattle and began working at an online animation studio. In 2002 he moved back to Tennessee to be a freelancer. There he created several award-winning music videos for renowned artists around the globe, and directed commercials for widely known brands and products. In 2009 Joel moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of being involved with longer form projects. His first foray in to that world was directing the award-winning series Electric City which was created by and stars Tom Hanks. He is currently a director at Disney Television Animation consulting on and creating original properties.