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Getting Your Foot Into the Animation Industry

Are you looking to get your first job as an animator? About to graduate, and aren’t sure what to do next? Out of school, but still looking to land that first gig?

Then come join us! This circle will focus on the first stages of starting a career in animation.

We will discuss topics including:

  • How to get into the industry
  • How to get a job in animation in a country you’re not from
  • How your studies relate to your career
  • Chasing your dreams and taking actions to make them happen
  • Job hunting
  • Job application process
  • Advice on how to improve professionally (resumes, social media, networking, volunteering etc.)

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
Student (final year of study)
0-1 Years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  Every other Sunday from 4/18 – 8/08

Meeting Times:  6pm – 8pm (PST)

Circle Leader

Maria Cortes

I’m Maria Cortes, an enthusiast 2D Animator based in Vancouver BC. I studied Animation & Digital Media and specialized in Classical Animation. I currently work at WildBrain in Peanuts for Apple TV.

I’m a self-motivated person and my main objective is to create a positive and meaningful impact through my work. I love to help people reaching their objectives.

Title/Expertise:  2D Animator

Company:  WildBrain

Location: Vancouver, BC

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