Ep. 026: Chelsea Kenna – Freelance Artist and Children’s Book Illustrator

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Freelance artist, children’s book illustrator and kitten enthusiast Chelsea Kenna graces the podcast today with her words of wisdom on succeeding in art school, making the transition from working as a lead artist at a video game studio to working full-time as a freelance artist, negotiating contracts, creating art you love and more. It’s a wonderful interview with a great guest that you won’t want to miss!

Chelsea Kenna’s Portfolio Sites

Website
www.chelseakenna.com

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/chelseakennaart

DeviantArt
http://autogatos.deviantart.com/

Twitter
@ChelseaKenna

Tumblr
http://chelseakenna.tumblr.com/

Instagram
@Chelsea_Kenna

Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/chelseakenna

Redbubble
http://www.redbubble.com/people/chelseakenna/shop

Society6
https://society6.com/chelseakenna

Storenvy
http://chelseakenna.storenvy.com/

Teepublic
https://www.teepublic.com/user/chelseakenna

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 022: Tim Larson – Lead Animator for Concept Art House

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Tim is an amazing and hardworking guy who I first met as a student at Academy of Art University. He originally dreamed of being a fine artist and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Illustration/Graphic Design. After working as a freelance artist and graphic designer he decided to switch careers to become a 2D animator. Now he works as a lead animator at Concept Art House, a mobile game studio in San Francisco, CA. He’s also illustrating a children’s book in his spare time that he and the author are hoping to shop around to find a publisher, or publish themselves. I know all of you will enjoy hearing what he has to say and will be inspired by his words of wisdom!

Tim Larson’s Websites

Portfolio
http://timothyglarson.blogspot.com/

Comics and Sketches
http://timgrandlarsony.blogspot.com/

LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-larson-28684028

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 019: Michael Tucker – Associate Producer – Double Fine Productions – Part II

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In part two of my interview with Michael Tucker we discuss what it was like transitioning from being a student at San Jose State University to becoming a production assistant intern at Pixar, to being hired full-time at Pixar and then to becoming a producer at Double Fine. He also talks about the importance of being nice to people, networking and not being afraid to ask questions. It’s an interview you won’t want to miss!

Michael Tucker’s Portfolio

Twitter
@tujomi

Instagram
@michaeljosephtucker

Double Fine Productions

Double Fine’s Website
http://www.doublefine.com/

Documentary series on Double Fine on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIhLvue17Sd7F6pU2ByRRb0igiI-WKk3D

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 016: Daria Eremina – Former Jr. Technical Director at LAIKA, Indie Game Developer and Educator – Part II

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In part two of my interview with Daria Eremina, Daria discusses what it was like working on LAIKA’s upcoming film Kubo and the Two Strings, forming a team to create her own upcoming indie mobile game, and what it’s like teaching the next generation of animation students at Ex’pression College in San Jose, CA.

Daria Eremina’s Reel

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/66084612

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 015: Daria Eremina – Jr. Technical Director, Rigger, Character TD – LAIKA, Puppetar, and More! – Part I

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Daria Eremina grew up in the former USSR, learned how to speak English in school and by watching Babylon 5, and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Moscow State University. She then moved to the United States and earned her MFA in animation and visual effects. She worked as a character technical director and rigger at several companies, and eventually made her way to LAIKA where she worked as a junior rapid prototyping rigger before becoming a junior technical director. Hear her story and the power of hard work and perseverance in part one of our interview!

Daria Eremina’s Reel

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/66084612

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 010: Marji Bordner – Animator and Comic Book Artist – Part III

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In the exciting conclusion to the three part interview with Marji Bordner, Marji discusses the opportunities now available to learn about the craft of animation and getting more involved, the pros and cons of art school, the future of movies and TV, and so much more!

And here’s that link Marji was talking about from Noah Bradley on how to be an artist without going to art school. It’s a great read:

https://www.noahbradley.com/blog/how-to-be-an-artist-without-going-to-art-school/

Marji Bordner’s Portfolio

Website
http://marjibordner.blogspot.com/

DeviantArt
http://marji4x.deviantart.com/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/marji4x

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

I wrote an article for Animation Magazine online – check it out!
Cal State Fullerton Exhibit Celebrates 25 Years of NickToons
http://bit.ly/1Sqcyvx

Portfolio
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 004: Christine Knopp – Illustrator and Instructor – Storm8, Disney Interactive and more!

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Christine Knopp’s career spans from working in game design to book illustration to teaching at Academy of Art University. In this interview she shares how she worked full-time while also attending school, starting her school’s visual development club, and her first few years in the industry. She also loves cats!

 

 

 

 

Christine Knopp’s Portfolio

Website
http://christineknopp.daportfolio.com/

Tumblr
http://kikidoodle.tumblr.com/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/kikidoodletweet

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Portfolio
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul