NEWS: "Papa Coudy's Restaurant" wins "Best Film for 2-5 Years Olds" at 2014 BAMkids Film Festival

Save Our Planet Concert

Children's Film
Project 03

Save Our Planet Concert from Papa Cloudy's Orchestra

An Excerpt from the upcoming film Papa Cloudy's Orchestra.

  • Running time: 3 min
  • Role: Director, Writer, Animator, Puppet maker ,Sound
  • Year: 2014

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Children's interactive book & app
Project 01

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Interctive book app introducing the joy of classical music to children.

  • Client: Infinite Fermata
  • Role: Art Direction, design & animation
  • Year: 2013

Papa Cloudy's Restaurant

Winner of Best Film for 2-5 Years Old @ BAMkids Film Festival
Project 02

Papa Cloudy's Restaurant

*Winner of Best Film for 2-5 Years Old at BAMkids Film Festival in Feb 20014*
Chef Papa Cloudy makes sustainable menu after learning about overfishing.
Discovery Film Festival Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland (October 25 ~ November, 2014)
Traverse City Film Festival Traverse City, Michigan (July 30 & August 1, 2014)
Irish Film Institute Family Festival Dublin, Ireland (July 18, 2014)
Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids Merbourne, Austraila (June 1, 7, 8 & 9, 2014)

  • Running time: 6 min
  • Role: Director, Writer, Animator, Puppet maker
  • Year: 2013

Carnegie Hall Assignment

Brochure design, ad campaign and gift idea for Carnegie Hall

Brochure design, ad campaign and gift idea for Carnegie Hall

Creative direction to celebrate 125th anniversary of Carnege Hall. Creating styles appearing to younger audience by mixing their forte - classical and vintage style mixed with geometry and bold typography while keeoing their fonts and colors.

  • Role: Creative Direction and Design
  • Year: 2014

Papa Cloudy

Children's Film
Project 03

Papa Cloudy

My film begins with Papa Cloudy cleaning and mending the hearts of others, a metaphor for therapy and healing. The Papa Cloudy film project originated as a way for me to feel better about the world. I hope that people watching the film will share this feeling, and have warmer hearts as a result.

Papa Cloudy's Xmas

Children's Film
Project 04

Papa Cloudy's Xmas

What happens to Xmas gift delivery when Santa is on Xmas vacation?

Deerhoof: The Merry Barracks Official Music Video

Project 05

Deerhoof Music Video

The official music video of "The Merry Barracks" from the album "Deerhoof vs Evil" Available for purchase on iTune

  • Client: Deerhoof, Polyvinyl Records
  • Role: Producer, Co-Director, Editor
  • Year: 2011

Miscellaneous Artwork

Design, 3D Modeling, Illustration
Project 06

Random artwork for print and web

  • Projects: Thirtee/WNET, deerhoof
  • Role: 3D modeller, designer, ilustrator
  • Year:2008-2014

Corporate Projects

How I pay my bills
Project 06

Corporate projects

Digital advertising, mobile, web design , motion graphics and videos

  • Client: MTV, Hearst Newspapaers, JWT, Discovery Channel, Blue Man Group, Scholastics,
  • Role: Art Direction, Design, Animation, Illustration
  • Year:2008-2014 Photo Gallery Promo

Video for Times Square Outdoor monitor
Project 06 Photo Gallery Promo

Video showcasing original photos. It was made to screen on Times Square Outdoor monitor

  • Client: MTV
  • Role: Direction, Animation
  • Year:2008

Survival Guide

Viral Video
Project 06

Viral animated video

  • Role: Story, Illustration, Animation
  • Year:2008

Puppet Design

Felt puppet making for animation characters
Project 09

Puppet Design

See the original delt puppets from the Papa Cloudy episodes and the upcoming projects!

  • Role: Everything from design, modeling, sewing etc
  • Year:2012-2014


Akiko McQuerrey is a designer, animator, puppet maker, and diy children's book author who's focusing on making the world cuter. She was born in a port town (Yokohama) and bred in a beach town (Hayama) near Tokyo, Japan. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Mentioned in:


  • BAMkids Film Festival 2014 Brooklyn, NY (February 23, 2014) *Winner of Best Film for 2-5 Years Old*
  • I.D. Interactive Media Award 1999 Silver Prize (Credited as Lead Animator)

Upcoming Screening Schedule:

Past Festival participation:

Papa Cloudy Series

Akiko started the Papa Cloudy animation series as a way to feel better about the world and she hopes that people watching the film will share this feeling, and have warmer hearts as a result.