Aaron Springer (born September 5, 1973) is a cartoon director and storyboard artist who has directed several episodes of Gravity Falls. He is best known for his work as a writer on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Springer has collaberated with animation greats like Genndy Tartakovsky, John Kricfalusi, and of course Stephen Hillenburg. He created numerous pilots for Cartoon Network that never went to series. Most of Aaron's shorts contain "human moments" and jokes that border on the absurd.