79 Straight Ahead w/ Juan Montoya: Working Straight Out of Colombia! Straight Ahead Animation Podcast

Joining us today straight out of Colombia is Juan Montoya! Juan applied and applied to several job postings until he finally got his start at Awesome Incorporated. We also dive deep on the inner workings of the H-1B Visa and how residency could be achieved. Juan also shares what he enjoys about being a background artist and the little easter eggs he leaves when given the chance. Hope you enjoy as we continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage month! Instagram: @1montoya Portfolio: https://www.1montoya.com/ If you enjoy our podcast, please share it and rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We want to expand our platform and amplify these BIPOC voices! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/straight-ahead-podcast/message

21 Straight Ahead w/ Li Cree: Morphinominal Story Artist!

Summary Superstar Li Cree joins us today on Straight Ahead! Currently working as a Storyboard Revisionist for Titmouse on Vox Machina, Li has no shortage of stories her career has already given her. From her experience being in the Nickelodeon artist program, to even being Elmo for a day at…More

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20 Straight Ahead w/ Ivy Rain Jordan: The Nuance of Being Human

Summary It’s our pleasure to have on the bubbly Ivy Rain Jordan: character designer, aquascaper, and human-watching gremlin. Her journey is as fluid as the waves she rides, from pursuing a story major to being a production assistant, to ultimately landing in character design. We ask about her experience being…More

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18 Straight Ahead w/ Katherine Nguyen: From Production to Story

Summary Katherine Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American storyboard artist, currently working at DTVA on Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. She talks about the different gigs she’s had from feature to television boarding, and the benefits of not only starting in a story revisionist role, but the benefits of being flexible between…More

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