I can't remember not wanting to be an animator. My earliest animation memory is discussing Fantasia with my family and telling them that I wanted to do that for a living. Back then I had no idea what it was going to take to reach my dreams but the more I learned about the world of animation the more I was hooked.
I remember when my mom told me about this school she had heard about... Sheridan College. I studied at Sheridan and was there for the final graduating class of the 3 year classical animation diploma program. My first animation job after graduating took me to Ottawa, a beautiful city and home of the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival. I attended in 2004 with my roommate and fellow student of animation who I would fall in love with that weekend and who would later become my husband.
Chasing my animation goals has taken me to Toronto, Vancouver, Oakville, Ottawa, Sydney (Australia) and San Francisco. I've always been very passionate about hand drawn and 2D animation but have recently started to animate with 3D animation. I want to use both 3D and 2D animation in my career. Currently I'm employed at Kabam Inc., a game company in San Francisco.
In my spare time I work on my independent film. It's a 3 minute hand animated film set in the 1950's. I've been working on this passion project since 2009. I share work in progress for this film on my blog. (Link at the top of this page!)
Please have a look around my website! My most up to date demo reel is on the home page. You can connect me on the contact page. I'd love to hear from you!
-Andrea K Haid