Ariel Spaugh is a California born artist who gained her Bachelors of Fine Art at the Academy of Art University which has aided her in working steadily in both film and photography. Moving to LA allowed her to work in film and music to utilize her fast paced drive and eye for composition with on-set photography and live concert photography. She then began to expanded her career in Stopmotion animation where she continued to improve and challenge her skills with productions such as Buddy Thunderstruck, which was nominated for an Annie Award, as well as the new up and coming Laika film, the Missing Link. Most recently she has been sharpening her dexterity within camera, lighting and motion control for film and television.

She is currently living in Los Angeles California with her blue heeler dog Gambit, working freelance and drinking copious amounts of coffee.