Building a Career in Animation: A Non-Artists Guide with Recruiter Christina Dunlop

Building a Career in Animation: A Non-Artists Guide with Recruiter Christina Dunlop


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Building a Career in Animation: A Non-Artists Guide with Recruiter Christina Dunlop



  • Entry and early career professionals taking the next step
  • Those at the beginning stages of their animation journey, including industry pivot
  • Specialization in production and/or overhead capacities (ex., technology, creative or business executive track, casting, etc.)


  • We’ll drive discussion based on group goals and cover topics such as
  • Intentionally exploring career paths
  • Up-leveling application materials
  • Self-advocating & making the interview experience work for you
  • Networking within and outside of your job
  • Setting yourself up for success at work


  • Artistic portfolio reviews
  • Pitch/script feedback
  • 2D/3D skill building, software demonstrations


You’ve begun your professional journey, and you have experience on your resume, but where do you go from here? We’ll talk about how to transition from breaking into the industry, to growing yourself professionally and building a career intentionally.

This circle is great for those within animation production, technology, the creative executive track, business – or maybe you don’t know quite yet! The ideal candidate will have a few years of work experience and is looking to take that next step in their career.

Qualification Criteria

Entry Level (1-2 yrs of experience)
Early Career (3-5 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Twice 
Day / Time: Fridays 12:00-2:00 PM
Timezone: PST

ADDITIONAL Application requirementS

Resume & personal statement, please!

Circle Leader

Christina dunlop

Christina Dunlop is a Recruiter on Skydance Animation’s Talent Acquisition team in Los Angeles. Originally from Massachusetts, she journeyed to California to pursue an entertainment career, where she explored various industry opportunities, including live-action creative development, post-production, work as an administrative assistant, and oversaw university programming. Discovering a passion for supporting those early in their entertainment careers ultimately steered Christina to the world of recruitment. She transitioned to Skydance’s budding animation studio in 2019 where she primarily hires talent for the overhead, production, and technology departments.


Current Title:  Recruiter

Studio / Employer:  Skydance


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