Jake S. Friedman is a New York–based writer, teacher, and artist. He is a longtime contributor to Animation Magazine and Animation Mentor, and has also written for American History Magazine, the Huffington Post, Animation World Network, and the Philadelphia Daily News. He has taught animation history at New York University and the Fashion Institute of Technology.  Since 2020 he has been a mental health practitioner.  Previously, he was an animation artist in New York, whose work was seen on Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Saturday Night Live.