Cover and Header Photos Courtesy of Panimation

Imagine this: An industry where there are more roles to fill than there are people to fill them. A medium that encourages you to constantly learn, experiment, and discover new things about your art. A field that is actually booming, because you can do it all from home.

Intrigued? Looks like this episode of the FTW podcast is right up your alley.

As a part of FTW's Animation Week, we were happy to partner up with Panimation to bring you an episode that breaks down all the nitty gritty details of the animation industry.

Panimation, (previously known as Punanimation), was founded in February 2015, by 3 friends: Bee Grandinetti, Hedvig Ahlberg, and Linn Fritz. Today, the Panimation community is made up of over 4,000 women, trans, and non-binary artists from all over the world, working within the many different fields and specializations of animation and motion graphics.

Listen to Bee Grandinetti, Emily Suvanvej, and Dorca Musseb as they tackle topics about the fundamentals of the field, building a successful career, and how Panimation is fighting to make the industry more inclusive for underrepresented creators.

You can listen to this episode by clicking the play button above, or you can tune in through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. Enjoy!

Bee Grandinetti

Director, designer and animator

Hailing from the warm lands of Brazil, Bee Grandinetti has honed her skills across the globe. From Belo Horizonte, to São Paulo, to Stockholm, to London, she has extensive experience in crafting 2D characters full of personality and warmth.
On the side, Bee is also one of the co-founders of Panimation (an online community for women, trans, and non-binary people working in the animation and motion industry), and has been helping Hyper Island reshape their Motion program, as an educational consultant.


ig: @beezilda

Dorca Musseb

Freelance Motion Graphics Designer/Animator

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dorca is an Emmy-winning Motion Designer and Animator. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. With a career expanding over 10 years, she’s worked at various networks and studios in NYC where she co-founded the New York Chapter of Panimation. She truly enjoys a strong cup of Bustelo coffee on a beautiful morning. Her favorite hobbies include petting her dog, Olivia Blue Cheese and reading books and graphic novels.


ig: @designimator_dork

Emily Suvanvej

Multidisciplinary Designer, Illustrator, Art Director

Emily is a friendly multidisciplinary artist currently freelancing in Brooklyn. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Emily takes inspiration from anywhere and everywhere — her main influences include master designers like Eijin Suzuki, Milton Glaser and Moebius.

Emily works in both tactile and digital mediums to create elevated visuals for clients like The New York Times, Buck, Dropbox, Google, and more. Current obsessions include: retro devices, sci-fi landscapes, 90s nostalgia, cats and coffee.


ig: @emy_su
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