Animator, Illustrator, Writer, Director, Founder
Steven Ahola, born November 1975 in Ontario, Canada, is an accomplished animator, illustrator, writer and director. Steven is known for his work for television and film including Beauty and the Beast, 7 Little Monsters, Babar, Cardcaptor Sakura, Corduroy, Franklin, Little Bear, Ned's Newt, Red Wall, Rescue Heroes and Tales From the Cryptkeeper. His favorite hashtag is #thisismychildhood reflective of his passion for all things comic culture, vintage toys and gaming. He his also founder of MBartist.com.
Steven Ahola is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Classical Animation program and has worked as an animator for Disney Studios, Nelvana Enterprises and the National Film Board of Canada. As a filmmaker Steven wrote, directed and produced “Hope”, a film that earned an Official Selection for the 2011 Toronto Independent Film Festival. Steven also wrote and directed other short films including When Life Sucks Get a Helmet!, the Agoraphope and Frankie! Is Not a Man.
In 2012 Steven began working on ModuleBlocks, a unique online platform for clients to customize a website, customer relations management and e-commerce/order management solution. With deep roots in comic, animation and popular culture Steven embarked on creating MBartist - an online "artist alley" with a business suite designed to support artists. MBartist Pro provides brand building, marketing, storage, sales and fulfillment services and support so that artists can grow their business, develop their talents and generate more time to pursue their artistic interests.