Daemen College graduate Annie B. Stoll ’08 received a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for her work on “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of Weird Al Yankovic.”
Stoll shared the award for art direction with Meghan Foley and Yankovic, a comedian and singer-songwriter known for his parodies, who earned his fithh Grammy. Their win bested fellow nominees that included Guns N’ Roses and the Grateful Dead.
In 2014, Stoll was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Recording Package category for her design work on “Automatic Music Can Be Fun.” At the time, she was the youngest graphic designer nominated for a Grammy in more than 20 years.
Stoll, who earned a dual bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and illustration from Daemen, is art director at Sony Music Entertainment.
In other awards, Michael Jones, Daemen assistant professor and program director of animation, was a member of the animation team for “Mary Poppins Returns,” which was recognized with two prestigious Annie Awards presented by the International Animated Film Society.
The Walt Disney Studios film received two Annie Awards, animations highest honor in film and television, for Best Animated Special Production and Character Animation in a Live Action Production.
Jones was previously honored with an Annie Award as associate producer for the documentary “Dream on Silly Dreamer,” which chronicles the rise and fall of the second golden age of hand-drawn animation at Walt Disney Feature Animation.
Jones is an experienced animator in both CG and handdrawn animation as well as a storyboard artist. Prior to joining Daemen, he lived for nearly 30 years in Los Angeles, creating animation art for Walt Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks, Cartoon Network, and other major Hollywood studios.