Akira Thompson

Akira Thompson

3D Animator and Designer


Framestore

New York, NY USA


If you're unsure, try as many things as you can. Don't be afraid to fail.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in a small town in New Hampshire.
Did his undergraduate studies in studio art at Skidmore College.
When he was a senior in college, he took a class in 3-D animation.
He'd thought that computer-based design was more for a smarter set, but that class proved him wrong.
That semester-long class was his only exposure to the field, but he sought out a computer design job after graduation.
He began freelancing for Framestore, then was eventually hired on to the staff.
In 2013, Framestore won a host of visual effects awards for their work on the film Gravity.
Says that the key to success is putting yourself out there and trying as many things as you can.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Art/Art Studies, General
Skidmore College
graduate
Graduate
Digital Arts
School of Visual Arts
Career

Career

3D Animator and Designer

I make beautiful 3D animations and designs for movies and brands like "Star Trek" and Dell Computers.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Art
Design
Design
Being Creative
Being Creative