Gillian Mantchev

I’m a graduate of Ex’pression College for Digital Arts. I majored in Animation and Visual Effects.

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and moved to Emeryville, CA to go to school at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, where I graduated as a Valedictorian. In high school, I took Theater and Art for all four years. I won the Congressional Art Award in 2006 (1st place) and 2007 (3rd place).

I worked on 21 Jump Street at DuMonde Visual Effects in New Orleans in 2011. It was a wonderful experience and I learned so much.

I worked at Aechelon Technology, a flight simulation company in San Francisco, for about 6 and a half years. For three of those I was a Production Assistant, learning everything I could about our pipeline. In 2015, I was promoted to 3D Production Lead where I got to lead a team and be a bigger part of pre and post production.

All I ever knew for certain was that I wanted to make art. And that you never stop learning.

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