Bryan Konietzko (born June 1, 1975) is an American animation director, best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. He has also worked as a character designer at Film Roman for Family Guy and as Assistant Director for Mission Hill and King of the Hill. He was a Storyboard Artist and Art Director for the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim. He keeps an online photo journal, which he updates regularly. Konietzko also has a band for which he has released several albums, including Our Ancestor's Intense Love Affair and At Night, Under Artificial Light. In a 2010 interview the president of Nickelodeon, Cyma Zarghami, confirmed that Bryan Konietzko and Avatar: The Last Airbender co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino were developing a new series for the network, called The Legend of Korra. The series premiered on April 14, 2012, running 12 episodes for the first season. The second season was later announced and premiered on September 13, 2013.
Konietzko graduated from Roswell High School in Roswell, Georgia, north of Atlanta, and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.[additional citation needed]
He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Lisa and dog, Gunther.
Konietzko adheres to a vegan diet.