Starting Your Animation Career: How to Get Noticed and Get Hired
How do you know you're ready? The first step into getting your first "real" job can feel like a sink or swim moment (it's not), but where do you start?
Join this expert panel of animation, games, and VFX filmmakers, talent recruiters, educators from Europe and the United States for a discussion about finding jobs, getting your portfolio or reel noticed, and most importantly - GETTING HIRED.
- Spencer Cook - Animation Director DNEG
- Tiffany Feeney, Recruiter and Founder of Talent Outpost (Zurich)
- Alex Williams, Animator, Escape Studios (London)
- Ted Ty, Head of Character Animation, L'Atelier Animation Studio, Montreal
Moderated by Angie Wojak, Director of Career Development, School of Visual Arts (New York)
Angie Wojak is the Director of Career Development at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She specializes in creating collaborations and cultivating relationships with industry creatives, talent recruiters, and inspiring cultural figures in animation, art, design, and film. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education where she has directed career services for colleges including Columbia University and Parsons School of Design. She is also the author of two books on art and design careers and has lectured at universities and conferences including the Annecy International Animated Film Festival,
Cannes Lions, Comic-con International, Harvard University, and Kyoto University of Art and Design. Her most recent presentations included moderating a conversation between Gloria Steinem and artist Barbara Nessim at the SVA Theatre and hosting a panel on costume design at the New York Film Festival.