Barbara Meier is an animator and teaches computer animation at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.  Her research interests include non-photorealistic rendering and creating tools for artists that build on artists’ preferred working methods.  In her art work, she designs new visual styles of animation that combine traditional and computer techniques.

Previously, Meier created visual effects for feature films in Hollywood at Pacific Data Images, Cinesite, and Hammerhead Productions, and developed a painterly rendering technique for Fantasia 2000 at Walt Disney Feature Animation.  She received BA and MS degrees in Computer Science from Brown and studied animation and illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, Art Center College of Design, and the Museum School in Boston. Meier lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with her husband and two sons.