I majored in animation at Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus. When it got to be my senior year I had a 3.7 GPA and some awesome student work (I am not biased or anything) to show for my time there. I was a student in one of the best animation programs in the world, but I knew that my education would only carry me so far. I needed a place to learn about how the creative process actually worked. I wanted to gain some experience at a real studio. I wanted to make my work better than it was. What I needed was an internship while I completed school. Then I found The DVI Group, a little studio with big ideas.
In September, I started as an intern. On my first day I remember thinking, “Where are all of the people?” There was all of five people working there. Before the internship I had done my homework. I had browsed thedvigroup.com and perused the work. I thought to myself, “How in the world did this small group of people create all of that great work?” As time went by I learned more about the people and production pipeline at DVI. Then I began to understand. Each and every person at DVI was the best at what they did. More importantly, they really cared about what they were doing. I learned that great work wasn’t necessarily about the amount of crew or artists working on a project. It was about a team of dedicated multi-talented individuals working together to create quality work.
Since the internship I have completed my course work and been hired back as a freelance motion graphics artist at DVI. During my time at SCAD I learned how to create something great, but during my time here at The DVI Group I learned how to make it better.