Kimson Albert aka Angola Red
Creative Collaborators: Russell Simmons, Reggie Hudlin
Institution Affiliations: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts,
Brand Work: MTV, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adult Swim, Comedy Central
Expertise: animation, production, video direction
Kimson Albert was born in New York City. His artistic journey has taken many paths, encompassing the worlds of film, animation, and music. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he quickly landed a spot at MTV Animation in 1993. During his four years there, he worked as an animator for Beavis and Butthead, production managing the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ animated music video Love Rollercoasterserving as co-creative director on Aaah…The Name is Bootsy, Baby, an animated pilot featuring Bootsy Collins, and animating sequences for Dennis Rodman’s World Tour reality show.
During the 2000’s web boom and its promise as a new venue for exposure for animation, he was hired at UBO.com where he directed webisodes of Heather Hunter:Bulletproof Diva. He was then recruited to head up the animation production for Russell Simmons’ web venture, 360hiphop.com where, he produced and directed the flash animated series Big Butta’s Barbershop (2001), which starring Hip-Hop radio personality Fatman Scoop and Donnell Rawlings (Ashy Larry).
Since 2002, Kimson has since been directing and producing animation on various animated projects for TV and film. He served as animation director on Adult Swim’s The Venture Brothers. (2003-2010), MTV’s Friday:The Animated Series(2007), Alias Animated (Season 3 DVD), and worked as an animator on Comedy Central’s Shorties Watching Shorties(2004). He also handled key animated sequences for feature films such as the opening sequences for Miramax’s My Baby Daddy (2004) and Duplex (2003) and the indie documentary Breath Control:The History of the Human Beatbox (2002). In 2010, his co-direction on the animated web-series Anthony Bourdain’s Alternate Universe for Travelchannel.com earned a Webby nomination.