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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!


Fun facts:

  • 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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