VOLT Studios has added Pixel Farm alum Mike Nelson as Animation Director. With over a decade of expertise as a 3D artist and senior animator engaged on collaborations for shoppers corresponding to Goal, Finest Purchase, Dairy Queen, the Minnesota Twins, Toro, and Wisconsin Lottery, the business veteran brings his experience to the studio because it expands its 3D and movement design artistic choices.
“I have been eager to step into the CGI/3D house without end,” stated VOLT founder Steve Medin. “However it was by no means the right time. Till now. And it is useful to do it with the right individual for the job, is not it? We’re tremendous excited to deliver Mike on board!”
Nelson first met VOLT Accomplice/Inventive Director Tom Jacobsen at Pixel, growing a long-standing friendship resulting in this reunion at VOLT.
“We have been very intentional about who we needed to deliver into this position – the connection is as essential inside the firm as it’s with our shoppers,” defined Jacobsen. “Mike is a pure match: he’s immensely gifted, considerate, and somebody we all know and respect. It’s actually about listening to shopper wants and supporting them with the appropriate group, of which Mike is a necessary half.”
Nelson co-founded the non-profit Good Strikes in 2016 – the group cultivates the varied animation, VFX, and movement graphics neighborhood within the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.
“This can be a nice and distinctive alternative for all of us to unite and create collectively,” added Nelson. “The group at VOLT is so linked and invested in constructing relationships whereas delivering wonderful work. I do know folks say this lots, however it simply feels proper, and I’m excited to see what we do in collaboration.”
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