Building Your Own Path as a Storyboard Artist or 2D Generalist

Building Your Own Path as a Storyboard Artist or 2D Generalist


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Building Your Own Path as a Storyboard Artist or 2D Generalist


Applications Open:


  • Recent Grads
  • People struggling to get a foothold in the industry
  • Early Career Storyboard Artists or 2D Generalists


  • Guest speakers
  • Open discussions
  • Advice and critique


  • Active recruiting
  • Workshops

Qualification Criteria

Entry Level (1-2 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Weekly 
Day / Time:  Monday Evening
Timezone: PDT

* You must meet the qualification criteria AND be able to attend the posted day/time of the circle (please note the timezone posted)


Are you a Storyboard Artist or 2D Generalist looking to build a career in the animation industry and don’t know where to start or what type of jobs might be out there?  Maybe you have a variety of interests when it comes to the animation industry and you aren’t sure that a traditional path is the right one for you. This circle might be a great place to learn more about your journey. 

The truth is there are many ways to navigate this industry and more people than you might think to take a “non-traditional” path through it. During this circle, we’ll hear from professionals who forged their way ahead. You’ll be able to learn what worked for them and get support in applying those ideas to your own life. By the end of this circle, mentees will gain a comprehensive understanding of all the many ways one can build a career in this dynamic field.

In addition to personal stories, mentees will learn about the different types of jobs available in the animation industry and how their existing skillsets can be applied to new and exciting roles. This knowledge will empower mentees to identify where their unique talents and interests can best be utilized and to see how they can pivot or advance their careers in new directions.

ADDITIONAL Application Requirements

Please submit the following as part of your Application Profile:
*(AFTER you click to apply, you must go into your member profile and complete the member-specific portion; these requirements should be submitted through that profile):  

  •  Personal statement explaining why this circle is right for you

Circle Leader

Alan Foreman

Alan Foreman is an Emmy Award winning Director, Producer, and Animator with over 23 years of experience in animation production. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design’s Film, Animation, and Video department, Alan has held pivotal roles on productions for Adult Swim, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons Network, Nick Jr., PBS, and Sesame Workshop. In addition to his work in broadcast animation, Alan’s skill and visual style has attracted freelance clients such as Buck, Hornet Inc., Psyop, Blacklist, Augenblick Studios, TED Conference, and TED Ed. His personal work has screened in film festivals across the globe and earned him development deals with both Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. Most recently, Alan Directed Baby Shark’s Big Movie for Nickelodeon and Paramount Plus. Alan currently works and resides in Los Angeles, CA.


Current Title: Supervising Director

Studio / Employer:  Netflix Animation


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