Jeanette, “Taka,” (she/her) is a Japanese-Filipino animator and filmmaker based in Oakland, Ohlone land, and Los Angeles, Tongva land.

Bearing stylistic influence from ukiyo-e, her work divulges in bold black linework and spirited character ensembles. Holistically, her engagement with community organizing has shaped a gentle yet firm hand– at once playful, melancholy, and resolute.

She received her BFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts.



Princess Grace Award Winner, Steven Hillenburg Animation Honor, 2022
Princess Grace Foundation / New York, NY, USA

Jules Engel Student Scholarship, 2021-2022
California Institute of the Arts / Valencia, CA, USA

Official Selection, Official Student Competition, “Duet,” 2019
Ottawa International Animation Film Festival / Ottawa, ON, Canada

Official Selection, “Duet,” 2019
San Diego Underground Film Festival / San Diego, CA, USA

Eichholz Foundation Arts Scholarship, 2018
Amanda & Jim McIntyre Art Scholarship, 2018
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara / Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Herb Alpert Scholarship, 2017
California State Summer School of the Arts / Valencia, CA, USA


Artist Workshop, 2023
Quickdraw Animation Society / Calgary, AB, Canada / Virtual

Artist Workshop, 2022
Artist Skillshare, 2021
AfterHours Animation Community / Virtual

Artist Spotlight, 2021
Boiled Over Podcast

Visiting Artist, 2021
Parsons, The New School / New York, NY, USA


Solo Installation and Performance, “Mirror to Mirror,” 2022
California Institute of the Arts / Valencia, CA, USA