Getting into the International Animation and VFX Industry with Tiffany Feeney

Getting into the International Animation and VFX Industry with Tiffany Feeney


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Getting into the International Animation and VFX Industry with Tiffany Feeney



  • Recent Graduate
  • Entry-level professionals
  • Professionals with one or two jobs under their belt
  • Specializations
    • Open to all production roles within 2d Animation, 3d Animation, and VFX for feature film and tv series


  • Topics Covered:
    • Animation vs. VFX pipeline
    • How to find studios you can work for
    • Portfolio and Resume Guidance
    • Networking
  • And a community of like-minded and supportive animation and VFX professionals


  • Project Tutorials
  • Software Tutorials
  • Tiffany finding a job for you


Is your biggest career challenge finding a job when you live in a different country than the US? Do you think there aren’t any good animation studios where you are?

While it can feel like the industry (and the opportunities) revolve around Hollywood, this mentorship will focus on helping the international animation and VFX community who are looking for their first or next job at an animation studio outside the US.

The circle will focus on mentees with 0 – 2 years of experience interested in artistic, technical, or production positions. We’ll talk about identifying your career goals, how to find opportunities and studios (like an industry headhunter), and accountability to follow through with the plan. Together, we’ll tighten up your resumes, polish portfolios, and amplify your networking skills — building career momentum to serve you!

Qualification Criteria

Aspiring Professional (0 yrs of experience)
Entry Level (1-2 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Twice 
Day / Time: Thursday at 4 PM CET
Timezone (of the mentor): CET

ADDITIONAL Application requirementS

Please submit the following: 

  • Resume
  • Reel / Portfolio URL
  • Personal statement answering the following:
    • Question #1: What’s motivating you to join WIA and apply to a mentorship circle? What’s the most compelling reason you have chosen to join?
    • Question #2: What’s your single biggest struggle when it comes to building your creative career (be as specific and detailed as possible)
    • Question #3: Describe the most important thing you want to learn, change, or accomplish with your career as a result of this mentorship.

Circle Leader

Tiffany Feeney

Tiffany Feeney, the founder of Talent Outpost GmbH, is an executive headhunter for the animation and VFX industry. She has hired talented people for over 50 animated films and VFX features, TV series, and commercials for global studios including Aardman Animations, Blue Sky Studios, and Sergio Pablos Animation Studio.

Tiffany frequently speaks on trending recruitment and talent engagement strategies at events such as Annecy, SIGGRAPH, Society of Illustrators, and FMX. She also enjoys speaking to the media about hiring and getting hired, networking, and larger career trends across the technology, creative, and entertainment industries.

A graduate of Pratt Institute, Tiffany majored in Computer Graphics: Animation and Design Management. Before starting her recruiting consultancy, she worked as a recruiter at Google, DreamWorks Animation, and Zynga. She lives in Switzerland with her husband and their Maine Coon cat, Mr. Pickles, and Bernedoodle, Lola.


Current Title:  Recruiter & Founder

Studio / Employer:  Talent Outpost GmbH


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