The Portfolio Blog of Amanda Wagner


Amanda Wagner



Animator  Sept 2016- Oct 2016

  • Animator on a variety of commercials

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Animator  March 2014-Aug 2016

  • Animator on “Moana”
  • Animator on “Zootopia”
  • Assistant Animator on “BH6”

Blue Sky Studios

Temp Animator  Oct 2012-Jan 2013 and July 2013-Dec 2013

  • Animator on “Rio 2”
  • Animator on “Epic”

Luma Pictures

Animator  Feb 2013-June 2013

  • Animator on several feature films and commercials

Rhythm and Hues

Animator  June 2010-Oct 2012

  • Animator on several features and commercials.

Green Rabbit Studios

Freelance Animator  Nov 2008-Dec 2011

  • Animator and graphics artist.


  • Moana (Animated Feature)
  • Zootopia (Animated Feature)
  • BH6 (Animated Feature)
  • Rio 2 (Animated Feature)
  • Thor 2 (Feature)
  • Iron Man 3 (Feature)
  • Fiat (commercial)
  • Epic (Animated Feature)
  • The Seventh Son (Feature)
  •   Cap Cod Potato Chips (Commercial)
  •   Snow White and the Huntsman (Feature)
  •   Alvin 3 McDonald’s Commercial
  •   Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Feature)
  • Mr.Popper’s Penguins (Feature)
  • Hop (Feature)


Animation Mentor

Certificate in Advanced Studies in Character Animation  2008-2009

  •   Student Choice Awards July 2009: Most supportive student
  • Student Show Reel July 2009: Featured animation

The Art Institute of Phoenix

B.A. in Media Arts and Animation  2005-2008

  • Faculty Choice: Best Portfolio June 2008 in Animation
  • Graduated High Honors


  • Maya
  • Linux
  • Photoshop
  • Communication

Amanda Wagner            480-652-5999


I am an extremely enthusiastic individual who is passionate about learning and animation. I aspire to work, learn and grow alongside a team of talented artists!


*Maya  *3ds Max  *Photoshop  *After Effects  *Illustrator  *Flash


B.A. in Media Arts & Animation June 2008

The Art Institute of Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

Graduated High Honors

Certificate of Animation June 2009

Berkeley, CA

Peer Buddy

Project Experience

Devils Angels and Dating

2010 Animated CG short film directed by Michael Cawood: Animated several shots

R&D TV Logos

2007 Season Four ending Logo’s for the “Battlestar Galactica” (Sci-fi Channel)

The Alien Menace

2007 Production Team Project: Lead Animator, Editor, Modeler

NASA Means Business/ ASPIRE Project

2007 National Competition: Lead Animator

Employment History

Green Rabbit Studios Nov 2008- Present

Scottsdale, AZ

Freelance Animator: Duties: Use Flash to create animated graphics for online learning system.

Jereye Animation Aug2007-Nov 2007

Phoenix, AZ

Intern: Duties: Used After Effects and Premiere for time remapping, keying & animatics.

The Art Institute of Phoenix Jan 2006-Present

Phoenix, AZ

Tutor: Duties: Tutor subjects from Maya to English to After Effects.

Kerri’s Kandies Nov 2001-Sept 2005

Coram, NY

Manager: Duties: Sales, customer service, stock, shipping, training and making candy.


Group Grand Prize Winner May 2007

NASA Means Business/ ASPIRE: Competed nationally as Lead Animator of three public service announcements.

Faculty Choice, Best Portfolio June 2008

in Media Arts and Animation The Art Institute of Phoenix

Animation Mentor Student Choice Awards July 2009 Most Supportive Student

Animation Mentor Student Show Reel July 2009 Featured Animation

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