VOLT Studios Names Mike Nelson Animation Director

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 purchasers resembling Goal, Finest Purchase, Dairy Queen, the Minnesota Twins, Toro, and Wisconsin Lottery, the trade veteran brings his experience to the studio because it expands its 3D and movement design inventive choices.

“I have been desirous to step into the CGI/3D house endlessly,” mentioned VOLT founder Steve Medin. “However it was by no means the proper time. Till now. And it is useful to do it with the proper particular person for the job, is not it? We’re tremendous excited to carry Mike on board!”

Nelson first met VOLT Associate/Artistic Director Tom Jacobsen at Pixel, growing a long-standing friendship resulting in this reunion at VOLT.

“We have been very intentional about who we wished to carry into this position – the connection is as essential throughout the firm as it’s with our purchasers,” defined Jacobsen. “Mike is a pure match: he’s immensely proficient, considerate, and somebody we all know and respect. It’s actually about listening to shopper wants and supporting them with the precise workforce, of which Mike is a vital 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 workforce at VOLT is so linked and invested in constructing relationships whereas delivering wonderful work. I do know individuals say this so much, however it simply feels proper, and I’m excited to see what we do in collaboration.”

Supply: VOLT Studios

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