Those who are:
Are you excited to start working in a creative career, but there are so many things you want to do, you don’t know how to pick? Maybe you’re interested in working for a large studio, but you also have independent projects you want to bring to life as well? Do you have a passion for both 2D and 3D animation? Perhaps you want the flexibility to experience what it’s like to work from home, in a studio, and on location sometimes. You might even think you’d like to move between the corporate, academic, and independent sectors.
Some folks might tell you that you need to pick one lane and stick with it. But not this circle. This circle will focus on how to set yourself up to follow multiple career paths.
By the end of this circle, you will:
Aspiring Professional (0 yrs of experience) Entry Level (1-2 yrs of experience)
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Please submit the following:
I am a 2D, 3D, and motion graphics animator living in New York’s Hudson Valley.
I am a recently tenured Associate Professor of Animation and Game Design at William Paterson University and am now the Chair of WPU’s Art Department.
In addition to academics, I freelance with several studios in the Greater NYC Area and have worked for clients such as Nissan, American Express, JBL, Red Bull, Sesame Street, and more.
If that wasn’t enough, I am also an independent filmmaker. My most recent animated film is The Spirit Seam (2019). The Spirit Seam has screened in over 100 international films and won over 25 awards! I am currently working on two new films: Sundays (2024) and Being Pushed Down by Shadow (2026).
Lastly, I’m a Co-Lead for Women in Animation’s NYC Chapter!
Current Title: Chair of Art, Professor of Animation and Game Design
Studio / Employer: William Paterson University