Hello! Nice to meet you!
My name is Catherine Chooljian and I'm an artist and animator based in Los Angeles. I graduated from USC's School of Cinematic Arts in 2015 with a BA in Animation and Digital Arts and immediately jumped into freelance to work on some awesome projects in virtual reality and robotics/animatronics as a CG Generalist. In 2017 I decided to continue my education at Animation Mentor to focus more on character and creature animation. I'm currently at DreamWorks Animation and loving it!
Outside of work I volunteer as an alumni tutor for Animation Mentor, giving in-depth critiques of their work, helping them troubleshoot technical issues, and occasionally rigging props or lighting shots. I also volunteer as an alumni mentor at USC.
If you're looking for a 3D animator with a fine art background, experience in every part of the 3D pipeline, and a focus on animation and lighting, let's talk!
I love Dungeons and Dragons (currently an Illithid Oath of Devotion Paladin and Half-Elf Wild Magic Sorcerer)
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is my favorite place
I can and will bake your birthday cake
I'm Ex Trojan Marching Band and still play the french horn
I've adopted far too many plants