Marianne Hayden is an animator and film maker, part time producer and photographer, lover of technology and the interwebs, currently living in Santa Monica, California.

In 2003 Marianne graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with a BA in Digital Art and a BFA in Theatre.

She graduated in 2007 with an MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Over the years Marianne has worked at Insomniac, TechnicolorTreyarch, Imagi, and Naughty Dog, Inc.

Since 2009 she’s been at Naughty Dog, and has worked on the Uncharted series and The Last of Us.

In her spare time she produces short films, acts, and takes photographs.

Chocolate and ice cream are her favorite foods.

Marianne and her husband have two children.

She is also fond of German beer.