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Hello!  Nice to meet you!
Catherine Chooljian Artist and Animator

My name is Catherine Chooljian and I'm an artist and animator based in Los Angeles.  I'm currently at DreamWorks Animation, and my recent credits include The Bad Guys, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken, and the upcoming Trolls Band Together and Kung Fu Panda 4.

 

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, games, motion capture, 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, which paved the way for my transition into feature film.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I'm passionate about nurturing the next generation of animators. I've proudly served as the animation mentor for Texas A&M University's 2022 and 2023 Summer Industry Course, offered guidance as an alumni tutor at Animation Mentor and 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, let's talk!

 

Fun facts:

  • I'm an apprentice at the Magic Castle

  • 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

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