3D Animators: Improve Your Skills and Grow Your Career

3D Animators: Improve Your Skills and Grow Your Career


WIA Members at the Creator level may apply to WIA Mentorship programs. Thank you for your support!

3D Animators: Improve Your Skills and Grow Your Career



  • People looking to break into the industry after graduation
  • People with very few years of industry experience
  • You will need an Autodesk Maya license


  • Learn how to animate faster and with more detail
  • Take an animated shot from reference to blocking to spline
  • Get feedback on your resume and reel and have the opportunity to work on them
  • Be comfortable talking and discussing things in groups and giving feedback to your peers


  • How to use Autodesk Maya and/or other animation tools
  • Feedback on anything related to 2D animation or other pipeline processes
  • Little to no discussion of animation in relation to Video Games, we will focus mostly on TV/Film animation


This circle will help early-career 3D animators take their work to the next level. We’ll work on improving your artistic skills, from blocking to animation, and the interpersonal skills it takes to thrive in a studio environment.

You’ll have the opportunity to get feedback on shots for your demo reels, learn how to finesse your resume and reel as you gain more professional experience and discuss how to navigate moving between various projects and adapting to different animation styles.

Please note that this circle will only focus on 3D animation (not 2D).

Qualification Criteria

Entry Level (1-2 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Twice 
Day / Time:  Wednesday 6-8 PM
Timezone: EST

ADDITIONAL Application requirementS

Please submit the following: 

  • Resume
  • Demo Reel
  • Autodesk Maya

Circle Leader

Lianne Maritzer

Hey there! I’m Lianne Maritzer, a 3D animator with over 6 years of industry expertise. Living in the bustling city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I’m passionately immersed in the world of animation working remotely on exciting projects that have graced the Netflix lineup including True and the Rainbow Kingdom, Daniel Spellbound, and Unicorn Academy.

Eager to ignite passion and empower emerging talents, I’m thrilled to spearhead this mentorship, sharing my experiences and insights to inspire the next wave of animation superstars!


Current Title:  3D Animator

Studio / Employer:  Pipeline Studios

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lianne-maritzer/

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