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+ Industry Relations' State of the Industry Webinars

  • Webinar 1: Meg Marsh from argodesign, Marc Evans from Double A Labs, and Justin Rankin from Gensler
  • Webinar 2: Bill Dyer from Nokia, Melissa Swanepoel and Patrick Curry from FarBridge Studio, and Eric Bee from R/GA

Women in Animation Webinars

There are many videos on this page, but our top two discuss Job Searching During COVID-19 with Camille Eden, VP of Animation Recruitment at Nickelodeon, and Ariel Goldberg, Director of Talent Acquisition at Skydance Animation. (Both are featured at the top.)

2020 Women In Animation Virtual Summit

The theme of 2020’s Summit was “Reimagining the Future: Race, Solidarity and the Culture of Work.” Part One features panels on the intersectionality of race and work culture in the animation industry, and Part Two focuses on changes brought about by virtual collaboration during the pandemic.

Creative Careers in Design

This virtual panel hosted by The Hive features human-centered designers Gail Gallaher, Victor Saad, and Timothy Moore. They discuss what design looks like for them in these changing times, how they practice design outside of their work life, and how a student might approach a career in design.

Jerry Saltz on "How To Be An Artist"

In this insightful conversation, New York Times bestselling author and New York Magazine Senior Art Critic Jerry Saltz discusses his new book, How To Be an Artist. Watch the recording via SXSW Sessions Online.

Professional Development

+ Austin Design Week

The call for event proposals for #ADW20 is officially open! This year’s theme, Embrace ______, explores the role of design in times of change and the ambiguity that comes with it. Designers of all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to apply.

The call for proposals will close on Monday, August 3rd at 11:59pm CT.

Virtual Tips & Tiffs Sessions

Wednesdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm on Zoom

Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm on Zoom

LinkedIn Learning

  • Animation Foundations: Gestures: Directing animator Andrew Gordon (Pixar) walks through the principles of gesture in animation, from hand and facial gestures to whole body poses.
  • Alison Mann: Animation Talent Scout: How do top animation studios find talent? Recruiters like Alison Mann. In this LinkedIn Learning interview, Alison explains how she finds artists and animators for feature films at Paramount Animation.

Imagineering 101



Career Exploration

Walt Disney Company

+ Follow Walt Disney Imagineering's Mk Haley on Twitter

Mk Haley's "Giant Google Doc of Awesome"

Disney College Program

You must be a junior or above to participate in the Imaginations competition, so if you're looking for experience as an underclassman, the Disney College Program may be for you.

Disney Professional Internships

Many internships can be posted up to 6 months in advance, so students should always be ready to apply when something of interest is posted. Although it is not a rule, in general Disney takes Professional Interns around their junior year. Start looking around December/January timeframe for Summer 2020 roles.

Themed Entertainment Resources


Fine Arts Diversity Committee Anti-Racism Resources

Blank Job Tracker Template

Save a copy of this Google Sheet to track your job and internship search.


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