Christopher Mason "Chris" Savino (born October 2, 1971) is a storyboard artist, writer, producer, and director. He is the creator of The Loud House. He was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, which Royal Woods, the city The Loud House takes place in, is a parody of.
Savino got his start in animation as a layout artist on The Ren & Stimpy Show in 1991. He later worked as a character and prop designer on Nickelodeon'sRocko's Modern Life in 1993, and has since worked as a writer and director on such series as: Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
He has worked at Spümcø, Joe Murray Studios, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Hanna Barbera, Cartoon Network Studios, and Disney Television Animation, and is currently planning a live-action short called Bigfoot & Gray: On the Run, and an animated film called Adventures in Milk.
The Loud House
In 2013, Savino pitched The Loud House, a concept based on his own life experiences growing up in a large family (he's the ninth of ten children), as part of Nickelodeon's annual Animated Shorts Program. Besides his main job, he is also a member of Nickelodeon Animation Studio's Artist Collective, where veterans of the animation industry help train and nurture new talent that arrives at the studio.
Besides his usual duties, he also draws all the title card art, and other still-frame pictures, which are drawn in a rougher style than the rest of the show. He also takes it upon himself to direct every episode of the series (except on a few occasions).